Yandex Taxi has introduced plastic card payment system in Tbilisi. A plastic card should be connected with the software and the fare will be charged in automatic regime at the end of the passage. The card number is entered by hand or through scanning with a smartphone camera.
When paying the fare by a plastic card, passengers do not have to care about whether they have cash in wallet and whether a driver has exchange to return. It is sufficient to choose the interest rate in advance or at the end of the passage. Besides Tbilisi, Yandex Taxi charges plastic cards in many cities of Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia. About 35% of the company clients pay the fare by plastic cards.
Yandex Taxi appeared in Tbilisi on August 24, 2016. In October 2017 the company expanded the network to Rustavi and Batumi too.