Mwasalat presently has a fleet of 150 airport taxis and the rollout has been staggered to permit drivers to be educated in how to use the NBO point of sale (POS) terminals. The safe method, which will also accept contactless card payments, will later be obtainable in all Mwasalat taxis across the sultanate.
Abdul Karim al Hinai, head of Alternative Channels at NBO, mentioned, “NBO has always proactively met the needs of people in today’s modern world with advanced solutions while supporting Oman’s journey of digitalisation. The cashless payment facilities will greatly serve the best interest of the general public and will drive the shift towards making the lives of commuters more efficient and convenient.”
Hailing the step, Ahmed al Bulushi, CEO of Mwasalat mentioned, “It is a step forward in digitalising the public transport sector in Oman which will undoubtedly create a ripple effect on tourism and allied industries. NBO has proven to be the right business and financial partner that shares our vision for innovation. The bank has both the leading technology and resources to help us implement world-class standards and realise our goals of making public transportation more attractive.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily