Rickshaw fare can be paid thru 'tap'

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Rickshaw fare can now be paid through mobile phone, thanks to a new groundbreaking feature by mobile financial service Trust Axiata Pay or 'tap'.
Riders will no longer need to look for the wallet after a rickshaw ride and pay the fare using tap. Rickshaw pullers similarly don't have to worry about carrying a lot of change when they receive payment on tap.

The feature was launched on Saturday as a pilot project by tap. The Managing Director & CEO Trust Bank Limited and Director, Trust Axiata Digital Limited, Humaira Azam, inaugurated the project. Dewan Nazmul Hasan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of tap, was also present in the launching event held in the capital's Dhanmondi area.
As part of the project, 300 rickshaw pullers were given ID cards with QR codes.
Passengers will be able to send their fares to the driver's wallet by scanning this code with the ‘tap’ app on their phones. Rickshaw drivers will receive Tk 10 bonus for every payment from tap, which will be added on top of the fares they receive. They will be able to withdraw the money from any ‘tap’ agent. The passengers will also receive a 10 per cent cashback. The offer will be available for 15 days, until January 22, 2022.