From August 24, passengers of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses will be able to use their metro smart cards to pay for their bus rides in Delhi, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Monday.
The date for the soft launch of the ‘common mobility card’ project has finally been fixed after a delay of nearly five months. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced in January this year that electronic payment of fares through metro cards would be launched in all 5,500 buses of Delhi by April 1.
To use the facility, a passenger will have to furnish her metro smart card to the bus conductor and the fare will be automatically deducted after the card is swiped.
The transport minister said he held a high-level meeting on Monday to finalise the launch of the service. Managing Director (MD) of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Mangu Singh, DTC MD Manoj Kumar, DIMTS MD M Rajshekhar and transport department officials were present. Read More
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