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IDEMIA is the first Certified Card Manufacturer in India for Contactless RuPay chip cards, with the facility to load multiple payment applications on a single card

By | July 27, 2018

IDEMIA today announced that it is the first and, to date, only one to be certified to manufacture and personalise RuPay chip contact and contactless cards, on the qSPARC v2 platform. qSPARC is a Dual Interface Open loop payment specification, with the option of loading multiple payment applications on a single card. This certification is issued by NPCI, after… Read More »

Delhi: Metro staffer, two others held for recharge card fraud

By | June 7, 2018

Delhi Police have arrested three persons, including a contractual employee with the Delhi Metro, for allegedly distributing recharged Metro smart cards to passengers for half the rate. According to the Delhi Metro Police, the accused — identified as Rajesh Maurya (26), a contractual employee posted in Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) unit of Delhi Metro, Anil Kumar (27) and… Read More »

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation closes token counters to promote smart cards

By | May 25, 2018

In order to promote the usage of smart cards or ticket vending machines (TVM), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is closing down counters at Metro stations that have less footfall. Keeping in tandem with this plan, all the Metro stations being developed under Phase III, will only have TVMs. Only interchange Metro stations will have the facility… Read More »

India – Apple Watch: Airtel threatens to drag Reliance Jio to court

By | May 21, 2018

The country’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, has threatened to take legal action against Reliance Jio for blaming it for violating unified licence (UL) conditions relating to setting up of network infrastructure for pairing Apple’s Watch Series 3 with iPhone in the country. “We assure the government that all information relating to customers, network nodes etc along with provisions… Read More »

Govt gives a green signal to eSIMs in India

By | May 18, 2018

he Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday issued guidelines regarding Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) that are used in devices such as Apple Watch, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services in India. Mobile users will not have to buy a new SIM while changing service provider or while buying a new connection, DoT stated in the new guidelines allowing the use… Read More »

India – BMTC in a fix over issuing smart cards to students

By | May 18, 2018

Strict guidelines by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on issuing smart cards to bus passengers has put the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in a fix. Officials said that as per the guidelines, all smart cards can only be issued after a commuter provides documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence or Aadhaar card. BMTC officials… Read More »

India – DoT issues guidelines for M2M number verification, allows eSIMs

By | May 17, 2018

NEW DELHI: The telecom department has asked carriers that are offering machine to machine (M2M) services to follow KYC norms before issuing SIMs for the service which will have restricted features such as calls and data will be limited to one and two numbers, respectively.  In a notice issued on Wednesday, DoT said that in cases where the… Read More »

India – More than half of Metro commuters use smartcards

By | May 16, 2018

BENGALURU: Namma Metro commuters are going smart. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) statistics show around 60% of those travelling on Purple Line (Byappanahalli-Mysuru Road) and 51% on Green Line (Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli) are using smartcards. With BMRCL providing patrons a 15% discount on fares, more passengers now prefer cards over tokens. While the number of travellers using smartcards on Purple Line has increased from 15% in 2012… Read More »

India – Soon, pay taxes, bills with Corporation smart cards

By | May 15, 2018

Civic body to roll out cards in June; to offer discounts With the support of ICICI Bank, the Chennai Corporation will roll out its smart card project by the end of June, facilitating payment for civic services of three departments. “In the first phase, the smart card will be used for payment of property tax, profession tax, water… Read More »

India – Reliance Jio wants govt to stop Airtel eSIM on Apple watches

By | May 14, 2018

Rival telecom players Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have crossed swords yet again with the Mukesh Ambani-led startup accusing the Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm of violating rules to offer eSIM services on Apple watches. Latest entrant Jio has filed a complaint with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) alleging that Airtel has located the network node, crucial to provide… Read More »

E-Gates to give immigration clearance in seconds to citizens of select countries

By | May 13, 2018

NEW DELHI: Come January 2019, low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at airport immigration counters as the government plans to install special automated kiosks for speedy document and identity verification. Low-risk travellers from select countries from January 2019 can enter India without standing in long queues at immigration counters as the government has… Read More »

India – With open-loop smart card a dud, BMTC plans closed-loop ones

By | May 11, 2018

BENGALURU: With the Reserve Bank of India’s tougher know your customer (KYC) norms hitting Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s cashless expansion plans, the state-run bus corporation is now mulling closed-loop smart cards. BMTC’s present open-loop smart card was unveiled in June 2016, but the corporation delayed its implementation due to technical glitches. The card, a cashless facility, was launched in conjunction… Read More »

Transport Payments South Asia 2018

By | February 22, 2018

The 2017 APSCA India meetings focused on analysing the state of transport payments in India. In 2018 we move to the planning and execution phase. The Transport Payments South Asia 2018 conference therefore shifts to helping stakeholders develop an implementation roadmap for 21st century transport payments. The first step is understanding the business issues for transport revenue collection,… Read More »

India – Punjab to replace vehicle registration books with smart cards

By | January 19, 2018

LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department while replacing vehicle registration books would introduce long-awaited automated smart cards from March this year, Pakistan Today has learnt. The project to replace the registration book was announced some three years ago in 2015. Initially, this was announced to launch the project within one year which remained delayed due to the reasons best known… Read More »

India – Thane: 77 seized fake smart card licences had same address

By | January 19, 2018

THANE: Investigations into the fake license case revealed that of the 253 licenses seized from the accused, nearly 77 had the same address of Angaon Bhiwandi and Kalwa area. The police had on Tuesday recovered as many as 253 fake licenses made by accused Sunil Chaudhari who is the proprietor of the Chaudhari Driving School based in Mulund.… Read More »

Ganesh Ramamurthy appointed managing director of Evolis India

By | January 10, 2018

Angers, January 10, 2018 – Evolis SA (EPA: ALTVO), world leader in plastic card personalization solutions, announces the appointment of Ganesh Ramamurthy as new managing director of its Indian subsidiary. As of January 3, 2018 Ganesh Ramamurthy will manage all sales, marketing, technical support and administrative activities of the headquarters in Mumbai as well as the four regional… Read More »

India – Bangladeshi, 2 others nabbed for running passport racket

By | January 2, 2018

Lucknow, Jan 2 (PTI) A Bangladeshi national was among three arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) for allegedly being part of a gang that got passports made on the basis of fake documents, officials said. In a joint operation by intelligence sleuths and the state police, the ATS arrested Bangladeshi national Yusuf Ali from… Read More »

India – Two Romanians Held for ATM Fraud

By | December 31, 2017

Two Romanian nationals and two locals were arrested on Saturday by the Navghar Police from Safdarjang in Delhi for allegedly duping almost 100 unsuspecting people through an elaborate ATM fraud. The accused cloned ATM card details of victims and have allegedly managed to withdraw about Rs 32 lakh till now. According to the police, Romanian nationals Miu Ionel,… Read More »

India – Cm Inaugurates E-challan, Smart Card Based Driving Licence

By | December 21, 2017

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, inaugurated E- Challan and smart card based driving license scheme at State secretariat on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the process has started to make the transport department of State high tech. He said that the approval to purchase ten Boleros for enforcement and revenue collection has… Read More »