Bangkok, October 29, 2020 – dzcard, the largest smart cards manufacturer in South-East Asia, provides its multipurpose smart card to State Bank of India (SBI) which aims to promote the use of its credit card as a smart transport card to travel in the Delhi Metro. In a first, SBI has tied up with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to offer a common card for the benefit of all Delhi Metro commuters. DMRC is the largest and busiest metro in India, operating over 2,700 trips daily.
The contactless multipurpose card that SBI is launching in partnership with DMCR can function as a credit card as well as a metro smart card, offering the convenience and safety associated with both in one card. The card enables its users to use it as a transportation card with an auto-top up facility whenever the balance of the card goes below Rs 100. The credit card facility will automatically recharge a top-up value of Rs 200 from the user’s linked card/bank account. The combo card can also be used for all regular credit card transactions. With dzcard’s credit-cum-transport card, more than 1.8 million commuters have the opportunity to benefit from the speed and convenience of contactless technology when travelling on the Delhi Metro network.
“In these pandemic times, this unique combo ‘Delhi Metro SBI Card’ has been designed for regular people in mind as an essential safety instrument that facilitates a safer Dehli Metro commute,” said Atul Jain, Managing Director, South Asia at dzcard. “With this card, SBI brings to market an unparalleled value proposition for Delhi Metro commuters allowing them to avoid queues and save time at stations as well as enjoying cashless transactions for a more rewarding experience on their daily purchases.”
“This partnership with SBI is part of dzcard’s strategy to develop transit payment opportunities in the new normal era” added Atul Jain. “Banks and transport operators in a highly-dense area such as India also play a key role in the expansion of a safe contactless system, and dzcard is proud to supply solutions to ensure the complete safety of all commuters.”
dzcard is the leading smart cards manufacturer in South-East Asia and Africa. dzcard is securing everyday lives in a connected world.
As people are increasingly seeking solutions to increasingly complex and fragmented digital lives to enjoy the freedom to pay, communicate, shop, leave, travel and work safely and seamlessly, dzcard secures transactions, protects identities and ensures connections.
In this fast-changing digital society, dzcard technologies empower businesses and governmental institutions to offer trustworthy digital services by securing payment, connection, financial technology, access, customer relationship, transportation, healthcare, driving licence and identity.
dzcard solutions – from innovative smart cards to digital platforms, packaging, integrated encrypted solutions and advanced digital technologies – enable our clients to deliver secure digital services for millions of individuals.
With more than 1,000 collaborators spread in 3 continents and operating out of 5 personalisation centres and 2 factories located in 5 countries, dzcard is delivering its solutions to clients all around the globe.
For more information, visit www.dzcard.com or follow dz-card-international-ltd on LinkedIn.
Dzcard media contact:
+66 2 705 1939
About State Bank of India
State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest Indian Public Sector Banking & Financial Services Company. Headquartered in Mumbai, our national presence across the country with over 24,000 branches and globally through 190 foreign offices makes SBI the leader in the sector. SBI provides a wide range of banking and financial services to corporate, institutional, commercial, agricultural, industrial and individual customers throughout India. The Bank also offers international banking to its Indian customers and has operations in other countries.
For more information, visit www.onlinesbi.com
About Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) is a company with equal equity participation from the Government of India and the Government of Delhi that built and operates the Delhi Metro. DMRC is by far the largest and busiest metro in India. Its network consists of ten colour-coded lines serving 253 stations with a total length of 348 kilometres.
For more information, visit www.delhimetrorail.com