The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has halved issuance fee of Nol Blue Cards for riders of the metro (both Red & Green Lines) as well as public buses.
This offer started on January 2, 2012, and will run till February 29, 2012.
The move is intended to encourage people to use public transport, said a press statement on Friday.
Mohammad Yousuf Al Mudharreb, Director of the Unified Automated Fare Collection at RTA Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, said: "Nol cards sold at this discounted price will have no prepaid balance and buyers would need to top them up. These cards are obtainable exclusively from metro stations and some public bus stations i.e. they will not be available online as the online price will remain unchanged.
"This step is taken as a further encouragement of more community members to obtain this card and avail the plentiful benefits on offer for the daily mobility on board the metro to pick up riders to their intended destinations across Dubai Emirate.”