HDFC Bank, India’s leading private sector bank, introduced the ‘One Pune’, a contactless pre-paid card in collaboration with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-Metro) for Pune Metro Rail Project.
The One Pune card will enable seamless digital payments through retail shopping and transactions as part of the One Nation One Card programme by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
The Bank will offer commuters a smooth, digital ticketing experience that can be accessible through several digital touchpoints like a smartphone app, a dedicated customer portal, and WhatsApp in accordance with the e-governance ambitions. The ‘One Pune’ card will simplify travel for Pune residents by removing the requirement to stand in queue to buy tickets at metro stations.
The ‘One Pune’ pre-paid card was unveiled by Shri Chandrakant Patil, Pune’s Guardian Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister, and Shri Ajit Pawar, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister. They were joined by Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Managing Director of MAHA-Metro, Shri Shravan Hardikar, also attended the launch event.
Parag Rao, Country Head – Payment Business, Consumer Finance, Technology and Digital Banking, HDFC Bank said, “HDFC Bank is delighted to launch ‘One Pune’ card which will provide a seamless travel experience. The card also eliminates the need to carry multiple cards for different services. The collaboration between HDFC Bank and Maha-Metro leverages the power of technology and innovation to enhance the daily lives of citizens, aligning with India’s vision of a digital-first future.”
The NCMC programme highlights HDFC Bank‘s dedication to innovation and its part in influencing India’s urban transport future. Commuters can acquire their prepaid cards for a one-time fee of $150 and then reload them for use in the metro and other retail transactions.