SBI-Nagpur Metro prepaid MAHA card; Check features, travellers' benefit
The Metro commuters can avail MAHA Card by applying at the counter in metro stations, and for that they just need to fill-in basic information in the application form followed by authenticating one-time PIN received on their mobile number.
Metro travellers in Nagpur have a good news as they will now be able to avail of a secure and convenient method of payment facilitated by the State Bank of India (SBI), which has collaborated with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (Maha Metro) to launch a contactless co-branded prepaid card, ‘MAHA Card’. The card comes with dual interface (EMV chip) with stored value functionality for a secure, convenient and seamless payment process, according to a SBI statement.
With this facility, the travellers will have tap-and-go payments at Nagpur Metro stations. The Metro commuters can avail MAHA Card by applying at the counter in metro stations, and for that they just need to fill-in basic information in the application form followed by authenticating one-time PIN received on their mobile number. Once the application process is over, they need to pay a minimal amount of Rs 150 as one-time card issuance fee along with minimum top-up card fee of Rs 100, which can be in multiples of Rs 100 with maximum of Rs 2,000, for seamless travelling in the metro, according to the statement.
MAHA Card features
MAHA Card comes with a unique feature of stored value balance which can execute off-line transactions across Nagpur Metro stations. The travellers have to tap their MAHA Card at the entry gate to the platform and after completing the journey, they need to tap their card again at the exit gate of the destination station.
The fare amount of the journey will be automatically debited after the exit tap from the stored value balance on the card. The commuters can check MAHA card balance on the Ticket Readers (TRs) installed at metro stations.
Notably, the SBI has implemented Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system as a consortium leader along with its AFC (SC Soft) and System Integrator (Aurionpro) partners for Nagpur Metro Project.
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