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Travel relief for elderly, disabled

Nasik Swami
Friday, January 25, 2013

ALL senior citizens and people living with disabilities registered under government's social welfare scheme will be entitled to bus fare concessions under the new electronic-ticketing system.

The Ministry of Social Welfare has confirmed that senior citizens will be given 50 per cent concession and people living with disabilities will travel for free using their new e-ticketing cards.

Vodafone Fiji head of corporate affairs Shailendra Prasad said all senior citizens and people living with disabilities would have to go to the ministry, fill out a registration form and take it to any Vodafone Fiji outlet to get registered and they would be issued with an e-ticketing card.

Mr Prasad said people seeking an e-ticketing card would have to register at the nearest Vodafone outlet.

"Requirements for registration are proper address, any valid identification card or a letter of employment," he said.

Mr Prasad said people could fill their registration forms at any Vodafone outlet or cut the forms printed in The Fiji Times and bring it along for registration.

"Registration is hassle-free and takes no more than three minutes," he said. However, he added people could not register others.

Mr Prasad said they had increased the manpower on the ground for the registration process. Vodafone Fiji anticipates to register more than 500,000 people.





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