Those already on Vodafone e-ticketing cards will not be affected by the decision to allow new service providers into the e-ticketing market.
So said Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today. He has confirmed that Vodafone e-ticketing cards will work on any new e-ticketing solution that comes into place after the 3 month deadline.
People have the option to cash-in their credit as well as to cash in their Vodafone cards if they choose, but there is no need to do so in terms of worry about compatibility with other systems that might enter the market in the future.
This comes after an agreement to allow new service providers into the e-ticketing market.
Currently the Vodafone/Foneology e-ticketing solution is the only one in place.
However, he said once the necessary amendments have been made to the e-ticketing regulations, other service providers who meet the necessary requirements will have the opportunity to enter the market.
The requirements for providers of e-ticketing services will be set out in an amendment of the Land Transport (Omnibus Electric Fare Ticketing) Regulations, which is expected early next week.