Linux Success Story: Go Mumbai Prepaid Smart Card for BEST

Thanks to low cost and high reliability of Linux – many commuters have opted a smart and cashless way to pay fair every day. Mumbai is commercial and entertainment center of India. Public buses run by BEST cover almost all parts of the metropolis, as well as parts of Navi Mumbai and Thane. Buses are used for commuting short to medium distances, while train fares are more economical for long distance commutes. The BEST runs a total of 3,500 buses, ferrying 4.5 million passengers over 340 routes.

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In the swarming Indian metropolis Mumbai, it can be a gymnastic exercise just to fish in your pocket on the packed city buses and stretch out your paying hand to the conductor. Many commuters have opted instead for a ‘smart’ and cashless way to pay, provided, in part, by Linux. Named Go Mumbai, it is a prepaid smart card for BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) bus journeys.

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3 comments… add one
  • admin May 21, 2008 @ 12:31

    great hope the same happens in delhi dtc busses too.

  • Nick Jun 8, 2009 @ 5:18

    Hi,

    This is awesome, at least now we can carry the smart with us….

    Jacky
    http://www.gnugroup.org

  • shailesh patil Dec 28, 2009 @ 2:59

    hi,

    We are looking for some Linux people in Mumbai.
    Can some one assist ?
    Shailesh Patil

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