Credit card in the city bus in Konya, one passes in London

On the city bus, a credit card takes place in Konya and also in London: A new one has been added to the conveniences provided by the credit card in daily life. In Konya city buses are paid with contactless cards. The application is currently carried out in only two cities around the world; Konya and London. However, a difference between the two cities highlights Konya in this sense. Rail systems are also included in Konya, but the use of contactless cards in London Underground will begin in 2014.
The Büyük Konya Transportation Project ediy, jointly carried out by the Interbank Card Center and the Konya Metropolitan Municipality, was introduced. With the project, 2 million domestic and 500 thousand foreign tourists who visit the city every year as much as Konyalılar are offered the opportunity to benefit from public transportation with contactless cards in their pockets. The project, which brought a new breath to Konya transportation, was introduced at the Hilton Garden Inn Konya Hotel. Deputy Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Yahya Baş, Konya Metropolitan Mayor Tahir Akyürek and Interbank Card Center (BKM) General Manager. Soner Canko attended the meeting and detailed information was given about the 'Konya Transportation Project'.
In Konya, 20 tram stop and 340 bus services can be used for NFC compatible mobile phones in addition to contactless cards. BKM General Manager Soner Canko, in his speech at the meeting, emphasizing the fact that the Turkish banking sector is one of the most innovative markets in the world especially in the field of payment technologies. he described. Canko stated that they aim to use contactless cards in public transportation in other cities recently and said:
“This app is a world first. There is nothing like it. Although there have been other similar projects, it is the first to bring together different components in many respects. There are 14 million contactless cards in your wallet in Turkey. This figure is 600 million in the world. Thanks to the application, these cards can be used in buses and trams. It started in Konya as a pilot application in June. Currently 9 banks are actively participating, but there is integration with all banks. Every bank can participate. The number of transactions exceeding 173 thousand has taken place in the city since it began to be used. ”
Konya Mayor Tahir Akyürek stated that this project would serve as a model for other cities and added that the same ease was ensured for the tourists visiting the city as well as Konya, thus contributing to tourism in every sense. Akyürek expressed the happiness of leading a policy and said, ık I didn't know that it was not widely used in the world. A first with the London Municipality. There will also start at 2014. We also used the bus tram all of them. Daily use thousand 800 people. Works are being done to be used in minibuses and taxis. Minib
Deputy Minister of Transport Yahya Baş thanked everyone who contributed to the world.
A plaque ceremony was held after the speeches. Canko stated that the project was finalized in a competition in Dubai and presented the final plaque to President Akyürek.

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