The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the taxi passengers in Dubai can now pay their fares via Apple Pay or Samsung Pay apps on smartphones. The RTA are in partnership with Network International. The new service is part of the ‘Smart City’ initiative of the Dubai Government. Now you can pay the taxi fare in cash or by credit cards.
There will be series of payment options available including cash, credit/debit card as well as Nol payment. Payment via smartphones boosts Dubai’s Smart City initiative.
Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency said, “The service is aimed to offer taxi riders smooth payment options that raise their satisfaction and happiness. As many as 8,000 taxi cabs are now using this POS technology and we aim to broaden the scope of the service to cover a larger number of taxi users.”
He added, “raising customers’ satisfaction and offering them smooth customers service experience is also a priority to RTA as it adopts top global standards and edge-cutting technologies in delivering services.”
“This service which is available on Samsung Pay and Apple Pay on smartphones hits multiple objectives. It’s in line with the Smart City initiative of our government, First Strategic Goal (Smart Dubai), Third Strategic Goal (People Happiness), and the Seventh Strategic Goal (RTA Excellence).” said Bahrozyan.