The transport card systems in 35 Chinese cities are scheduled to get networked on October 29, which enables people to use one transport card within these cities, Beijing News reports.
The card is valid for public transport and other payments. It also offers discounts according to different local policies.
It is part of the effort to build a nationwide transport card system which started in 2008.
The majority of the 35 cities are located in eastern and northeastern China where there is more rapid economic growth, and includes large cities such as Shanghai and Tianjin.
Beijing is not yet a member of the networked platform.
Shen Feiwen from the transport card service of China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development says that although Beijing is technically qualified for the system, the large number of cards issued and the involvement of third party partners need to be addressed before it can join the program.
An online recharge program is being trialed and will be adopted later for the card users to be able to recharge and use anywhere within the 35 cities.