Nol cards to work in supermarkets

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By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Residents will soon be able to use their Nol transport cards to pay for transactions in supermarkets, a senior Roads and Transport Authority official revealed on Wednesday.

     Image Credit: PANKAJ SHARMA/Gulf News     People using the Nol transport card will be able to use them in grocery shops or hypermarkets in new RTA plan.
Image Credit: PANKAJ SHARMA/Gulf News People using the Nol transport card will be able to use them in grocery shops or hypermarkets in new RTA plan.

Speaking at the Future Cities Conference on Wednesday at CityScape, Abdul Mohsin Younes, chief executive, strategic and corporate governance sector, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), explained that the expansion plans of the Nol card will be expected to be in use in the next few years.

“Within the next few years, passengers using the Nol transport card will be able to use them in groceries or hypermarkets. They will be required to top up their card at use it at their own convenience, whether it is for buses or water taxis or even at the supermarket,” said Younes.

He also pointed out that the service of using the Nol card as a debit card is determined by the willingness of commercial establishments, and it is up to businesses to decide whether they want to install the necessary equipment to carry out such transactions. More info

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