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Promoting electronic payment Seoul plans to cancel some bus coin boxes

2021-08-26 21:42:24 Beijing daily client

Seoul city government said on the 22nd that it will try to cancel the coin box on some buses in October to prepare for the full promotion of the digital toll collection system

Source: Xinhua News Agency < / strong >

Yonhap quoted a number of municipal government officials as saying that between October this year and March next year, 171 buses in 8 bus lines operated by the two companies will cancel the setting of coin boxes. At the same time, the station will display the QR code for mobile payment so that passengers can buy digital bus cards. The government hopes that this will help reduce cash transactions, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 or other viral epidemics, and at the same time relieve the pressure of drivers to manage coin boxes, and further improve driving safety. p>

At present, people can choose to use cash to buy tickets or swipe cards when taking buses in Seoul. If passengers use cash, the driver can give change

There are about 7000 buses in operation in Seoul, of which 2.4% will participate in the test. According to the plan, after the trial period, the government will evaluate the effect to decide whether to promote it to the whole city

According to the data, the cash utilization rate of bus ticket purchase in Seoul decreased from 5% in 2010 to 1% in 2019 and 0.8% last year. This proportion is expected to fall to 0.1% in the next five years

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