Cashless bus travel in Delhi soon; 500 DTC, cluster buses to accept common mobility cards

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New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2017 2:05:02 PM

With an eye to ensure hassle-free and cashless journey for Delhiites, the AAP government will deploy 500 buses with the facility of common mobility cards.

dtc buses, cashless travel, arvind kejriwal, delhi government, common mobility cards, what is common mobility cards, all about common mobility cards, dtc bus travelWith an eye to ensure hassle-free and cashless journey for Delhiites, the AAP government will deploy 500 buses with the facility of common mobility cards.

With an eye to ensure hassle-free and cashless journey for Delhiites, the AAP government will deploy 500 buses with the facility of common mobility cards. Around 100 cluster buses and 400 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses with the new facility will ply on roads of the national capital by end of August, Hindustan Times reported today. It has been learnt that Arvind Kejriwal government has procured Secure Access Modules (SAMs) from South Korea.

Earlier, Delhi government had decided to launch the project, for seamless travel on various modes of public transport. “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 in May.

The Delhi government had launched the project for seamless travel on modes of public transport. “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 in May.

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

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.

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