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The multi-purpose Metro Smart Cards is scheduled to be out from May. It is being developed under the expert guidance of the KMRL.
These are single cards that can be used for shopping purposes and will also be conveniently accessible in any of the banks.
The ticketing facilities of the Metro is handled by the Axis Bank, while open loop card system which can be used in other transport facilities is being introduced for the first time in Kochi.
The Smart Card that can be used in all the stations will also come handy in the Bus, Water transport which is also being developed as part of the Metro.
There is also an effort to bring in a system called ‘Click and Collect’ as part of the Smart Card. It ensures that the items ordered by a person through the card are made available in the Metro stations itself.
KMRL has ambitious plans of extending the services of the card to various other avenues as well.