The card of all trades: Common Mobility Card for seamless travel on public transport

By: |
New Delhi | May 01, 2016 12:20 PM

The Delhi government is finalising the modalities of the project which will be launched in a phased manner in the national capital.

dtc-reu-LThe Minister said by the end of June, fares will be charged in all DTC buses and Cluster buses through e-ticketing machines (ETM) and thereafter government will move towards the launch of ‘Common Mobility Card’. (Reuters)

Come July and Delhiites will be able to travel on metro trains, DTC and cluster buses using a ‘Common Mobility Card’, with the city government deciding to launch the project for seamless travel on modes of public transport.

The Delhi government is finalising the modalities of the project which will be launched in a phased manner in the national capital.

“We will launch ‘Common Mobility Card’ project in July this year through which passengers can travel in Metro trains, DTC buses and cluster buses (orange) run by DIMTS. The project will be launched on a trial-basis in Delhi,” Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai told PTI.

The Minister said by the end of June, fares will be charged in all DTC buses and Cluster buses through e-ticketing machines (ETM) and thereafter government will move towards the launch of ‘Common Mobility Card’.

“We are currently in talks with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for finalising a revenue sharing model. In July, commuterss can travel in metro, DTC buses, and Cluster buses through Common Mobility Card.

“As per the plan, while boarding the bus a commuter will have to give this card to conductor who will swipe it in an e-ticketing machine and, just before getting off the vehicle, he or she will again have to swipe the card in the ETM and fares will be automatically deducted like the metro,” the transport minister said.

Common mobility card had been proposed during the Commonwealth Games but the project did not take off due to financial reasons.

As part of strengthening public transport system, the AAP government has chalked out a concrete plan, including buying 3,000 new buses till December this year, installation of CCTV cameras and wi-fi services in buses.

CCTV cameras have already been installed in over 200 DTC buses so far.

Do you know What is Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), Finance Bill, Fiscal Policy in India, Expenditure Budget, Customs Duty? FE Knowledge Desk explains each of these and more in detail at Financial Express Explained. Also get Live BSE/NSE Stock Prices, latest NAV of Mutual Funds, Best equity funds, Top Gainers, Top Losers on Financial Express. Don’t forget to try our free Income Tax Calculator tool.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1SWAMIH Fund for stalled housing projects to benefit 1.16 lakh home buyers: FM Sitharaman
2Commerce Ministry seeks anti-dumping duty on certain rubber imported from 4 countries
3India’s prized ‘investment grade’ status hanging by a thread due to devastating COVID-19 crisis