Pune, 16th August 2023 HDFC Bank, India’s leading private sector bank, announced the launch of ‘One Pune’ contactless pre-paid card in collaboration with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-Metro) for the Pune Metro Rail Project.
Under the One Nation One Card initiative by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the One Pune card will enable seamless digital payments not only at metro stations but will also enable retail shopping and purchases.
In line with the e-governance initiatives, the Bank will provide commuters with a seamless, digital ticketing experience that can be accessed through multiple digital touchpoints like mobile app, dedicated customer portal and WhatsApp. The ‘One Pune’ card will streamline Pune citizen’s travel experience by eliminating the need for queueing for tickets at metro stations.
The ‘One Pune’ pre-paid card was unveiled by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri Chandrakant Patil, Pune’s Guardian Minister. Shri Shravan Hardikar, Managing Director MAHA-Metro was also present during the launch ceremony.
Mr. 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 initiative underscores HDFC Bank’s commitment to innovation and its role in shaping the future of urban mobility in India. Commuters can get their prepaid cards by paying a one-time issuance fee of ₹150 and recharge it for usage in metro and other retail purchases.