The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reminds public transport users in the Emirate of Dubai that some gold, silver and blue NOL cards representing the inaugural batch of these cards will expire on August 1st this year, having completed 5 years since issued on August 1st, 2009.
Khalid Al Awadhi, Director of Automated Fare Collection, RTA’s Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, said: “We would wish to remind the public to pay attention to the expiry dates of various types of gold, silver and blue NOL cards regularly used in daily travels aboard public transit means, and obtain newly valid cards instead.”
“As the RTA is keen on providing rapid and smooth mobility services to the public, we would also like to alert public transport riders that the minimum balance to be maintained is AED 5.8 for gold, silver and blue NOL cards, AED 2.9 for personalized blue NOL cards for students and seniors, and AED 11.6 for expiring gold NOL cards,” he explained.
“Users of expired NOL cards who have balances in their cards higher than the minimum level can continue using their cards after their expiry till the balances run out, however it would not be possible for them to top them up,” noted Al Awadhi.
The Director of Automated Fare Collection, RTA’s Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, reiterated RTA’s permanent commitment to have in place an advanced fare system characterized by accuracy and efficiency to ensure that it would be available for instant & smooth use in all mass transit means by various spectrums of the community, and capable of attracting additional users to these modes comprising the Dubai Metro, public buses, water bus and the water taxi.
Public transport riders can log on to the dedicated NOL card portal (www.nol.ae) and review a wealth of information provided about types and renewal of NOL cards, top-ups and other useful information.
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