Soon, You Can Use Metro Smart Card for Bus Ride

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Coming May'17, Delhi could become the first city to have a common transport card in the country. The Delhi Metro smart card is all set to be used in DTC and cluster buses too.

K K Dahiya, special commissioner (transport), said, "The work on the project is mostly completed; we are waiting for the model code of conduct to be removed before we can announce a launch date."

The common card, which will be redesigned by the government, will work the same way for the commuter on all modes of public transport —just swipe the card and you're ready to go. According to Dahiya, recently installed electronic ticket machines on DTC and cluster buses would be compatible with the card.

"Success is dependent on the ETMs. We have tested them in around 1,700 cluster buses and all the DTC buses," added Dahiya. While ETM usage is 100% in cluster buses and around 70% in DTC buses, the transport official said conductors were being trained.

New Courtesy: TOI


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