AFCS: Revolutionizing Public Transportation Services in a Smart City

by Manat Banerjee Digital Content Artist

Ticketing solutions developed by IT service providers can reduce hassles for travelers. They are also enabling transport authorities to make multi-modal transportation seamless.


Public transportation plays a crucial role in providing efficient and sustainable mobility options for urban dwellers. As cities grow and transportation networks become more complex, the need for advanced fare collection systems becomes increasingly apparent. Traditional cash-based fare collection methods are not only time-consuming but also prone to errors and revenue leakage. To address these challenges, NEC India's automated fare collection systems have emerged as a game-changer in revolutionizing public transportation services.


An automated fare collection system (AFCS) is a comprehensive solution that streamlines the fare collection process in public transportation networks. It replaces manual cash transactions with contactless payment methods, making the entire process faster, more secure, and more convenient for passengers. Let's explore the benefits and features of AFCS and its impact on public transportation.


One of the primary advantages of AFCS is its ability to significantly improve the passenger experience. Passengers have the option to make cashless payments for travel with a RuPay card or a smartphone. This seamless and hassle-free experience reduces boarding time, leading to shorter queues and less congestion at transit stations.


The system enables real-time fare collection data, allowing transportation authorities to accurately monitor and manage passenger flows and address irregularities. Additionally, AFCS minimizes revenue leakage by eliminating cash handling and preventing ticket fraud. The transparent and traceable nature of the system ensures that all fares are accounted for, leading to increased revenue optimization for public transportation operators.


Implementing a ticketing solution can result in substantial cost savings and operational efficiency improvements. By eliminating the need for manual ticketing and cash handling, AFCS reduces staffing requirements and associated labor costs. It makes passenger boarding faster and reduces dwell time at stations, allowing vehicles to adhere to schedules more accurately.


Ahmedabad is a smart city that is planning multi-modal transport for passengers, and AFCS can enable this. Its interoperability enables a holistic and interconnected transportation ecosystem. A single-loop ticketing system allows passengers to use a smart card across different modes of transportation. 

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