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New Russian chip for the Troika card undergoes final testing

Fully Russian chip for Moscow transport card Troika undergoes final testing by the manufacturer before going into mass production

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The Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport Maksim Liksutov revealed this in his column, adding, the transition to the new Russian chip will not affect the functionality and capabilities of the Troika card, all Moscow transport passengers will be able to use cards as conveniently as before, and the ability to add new services will only increase.

 “We are fulfilling the task set by the President of Russia within the framework of the Digital Economy national project by introducing Russian technologies into Moscow’s transportation system. Back in 2018, as part of the strategic alliance between the Moscow Metro and Mikron PJSC, we established a joint venture based on Mikron Security Printing LLC, it is called the center of competence for transportation projects Mikron group of companies. Three years ago, we began preparing a Russian chip for our Troika card. Now this technology is undergoing final testing by the manufacturer before being released into large-scale production”, – said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport

Maksim Liksutov stressed that there is a sufficient number of cards in stock, there is no shortage and there will not be any in the future.

“We will additionally buy new chips from our Russian manufacturer, MSP LLC. The contract for our cooperation will be extended  for 5 years within the framework of the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin decision to support the economy.  The enterprise will receive an order for several years ahead, workplaces will be saved, and research on creating an even more advanced Russian chip for the transport and banking sectors will continue. The Moscow ticketing system is one of the most reliable and modern in the world,” – Maksim Liksutov added.

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In addition, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport reminded about the contactless fare payment service Face Pay, as well as its launch on one surface transport route in April this year.

“Passengers also use the Face Pay system to pay fare using biometric data, pay with bank cards at turnstiles. There are no problems and won´t be any related to fare payment with the Troika card in Moscow and in other regions, which are our partners regarding the unified ticket,” – concluded the Deputy Mayor.

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