Now taxi users do not need to ask the cabbie whether credit cards are accepted or not, in cases where they are short of cash or don’t have change to pay for short distance journeys.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the installation of Point of Sale (POS) devices across all 10,800 taxis, allowing commuters to pay their fairs with nol cards, credit cards, or smartphone apps. The process was completed gradually over several phases until the entire fleet of taxis in Dubai was equipped with the new system.
And guess what, the whole initiative has been under taken to elevate people of Dubai’s happiness levels.
Khaled Al-Awadi, Director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency said, “It is part of our efforts to make life easy for taxi users and enable them to pay taxi fares via sophisticated methods that limit the need to use cash for payment. Riders have broadly accepted the initial phases of the project, and the number of users of this technological solution has picked up remarkably recording several million transactions. It clearly demonstrates the outstanding success of the project, which does not eliminate the cash payment option either. It rather offers multiple alternatives for the convenience and happiness of taxi riders.”