Good News for the people in Delhi who uses public transport. In a bid to push the public transport, Delhi government is going to introduce a common mobility card. The Common Mobility Card which will work for both Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and Delhi Metro.
The Public can make use of this facility from 1st January 2018. Initially, they will be able to use the smart cards only on a selected number of buses, and the service will be extended to all other DTC and cluster buses run by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS).
“It has been our intention to launch the scheme in January, and a lot of work has been done in the past two to three months. Three meetings were held recently with all the stakeholders,” said Delhi’s transport minister, Kailash Gahlot.” They have resolved all the issues including that of coordination, connectivity between DMRC and DTC etc.
The Common Mobility Card project has been in pending for a long time, and the Delhi Transport Corporation had conducted trials last year to check how the smart cards would work in buses. The card was to be launched in July last year.
The idea to launch common mobility card was mooted for Delhi first in 2010, and finally, they are going to launch this facility from 1st January 2018. It will be on the lines of similar cards available for using public transport in cities like London, Hong Kong and Seoul. ETM’s have been installed in its buses which will read the smart card and also provide an e-receipt.
‘One City, One Card’ is the moto behind extending the use of Delhi Metro‘s smart card to its buses.
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