Stand-up comedian Abijit Ganguly recently shared a humorous incident on social media after applying for a Mumbai Metro card, expecting a seamless travel experience but receiving an unexpected ‘SBI card’ instead.
In a post on X, Ganguly detailed his experience, expressing surprise at the Mumbai Metro card’s design compared to his familiarity with the Delhi Metro. He humorously narrated the process of filling out a form with Aadhar card, PAN card, mobile number, OTP, and more, only to find out later that he had been issued a fully-fledged State Bank of India (SBI) card.
In his witty post on the microblogging site, Ganguly quipped, “Saalo metro se travel karna tha, SBI ka account hee bana diya” (I just wanted to travel by metro, and they ended up opening an SBI account).
The post garnered amusing responses from social media users, with one comment humorously requesting, “Bas ek CVV dedo sir baaki hum nikal lenge” (Just give CVV, and we’ll see the rest).
The SBI MMRDA MUMBAI1 Card, a co-branded prepaid card by the State Bank of India and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), features a contactless dual interface (EMV chip) and stored value capabilities. It allows users to make tap-and-go payments at MMRDA metro stations, offering convenience and efficiency in the bustling city.
As the post continues to circulate, Abijit Ganguly’s metro card misadventure provides a humorous take on the unexpected surprises that life, and sometimes metro stations, throw our way.