E-ticketing on buses: where else will the system work?
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Under coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, together with local executive bodies, and pursuant to the State Program "Digital Kazakhstan", an electronic system of payment for public transport in cities of republican and regional scale is being introduced, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the MIID RK press -service.
The introduction of electronic payment will create a modern instrument for accepting payments in public transport, introduce modern innovative technologies, improve the efficiency of passenger transport, and also withdraw funds from the shadow economy.
Currently, the payment system in public transport is fully operational in 12 cities - Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Kokshetau, Atyrau, Aktau, Taraz, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Taldykorgan, Kostanay, Aktobe, Pavlodar, partially in 4 cities - Uralsk, Kyzylorda , Petropavlovsk, Turkestan.
By the end of this year, it is planned to introduce an electronic payment system in Karaganda.