"In the swarming Indian metropolis Mumbai, it can be a gymnastic
exercise just to fish in your pocket on the packed city buses and
stretch out your paying hand to the conductor. Many commuters have
opted instead for a 'smart' and cashless way to pay, provided, in
part, by Linux. Named Go Mumbai, it is a prepaid smart card for
BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) bus journeys.
"In the most advanced configuration, two fare collection devices
are mounted in the aisles near the front and back bus doors. These
devices require the commuter to hold the smart card against them
(contactless interface) upon entering and while leaving the
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