AGS to implement AFC technology for Bengaluru Metro

AGS to implement AFC technology for Bengaluru Metro

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Bengaluru, Sep 20 : AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGSTTL) today announced that it will manage end-to-end automatic fare collection (AFC) for Bengaluru Metro.

The AFC system will be implemented across 61 new stations in the phase II over the period of three years. The company will manage supply, installation as well as maintenance at these metro stations.

The contract is won by the consortium of AGSTTL along with MSI Global, wholly owned subsidiary of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore as the technology partner. Currently, there are 40 live stations of Bangalore metro with approx. 4 lakh transactions per day. In the current phase, token and paper tickets are being issued. Subsequently, QR code based tickets will be introduced for smartphone users and plans are also to introduce national common mobility card (one nation one card) in the phase II, a company release said here on Friday.

AGSTTL forayed into the transit business in 2016. It currently manages AFC system for the Punjab Bus Metro Society at Amritsar. Through its AFC and Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) offerings, AGSTTL aims to bring together effective models of ticketing, payment and transparency to the travel infrastructure systems. (UNI)