Claiming a first for Sri Lanka, cellco Bharti Airtel Lanka and Hatton National Bank (HNB) have launched NFC-based e-bus ticketing, in a project also involving Sony Felica and Matara Passenger Transport Company. 225 long distance buses are being NFC enabled in an initial launch phase of the multi-functioned payment system, which uses the ‘HNB One Card’ NFC payment card launched in December 2013.
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