Date Of Post: 09 Jan, 2018
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, launched a common card for rides on public buses & the metro, terming it a big step in the city’s transport sector. Delhi is the first city in the country to have a common mobility card, which can at present be used on 250 buses (200 DTC buses & 50 cluster buses) plying on different routes, apart from metro trains.
- The buses of DTC’s Raj Ghat Depot-I and Rohini Depot-I plying on different routes and those of Cluster scheme’s BBM depot-II will have the facility as of now.
- The CM said,”It’s a big step in the transport sector that will facilitate the seamless travel of people in Delhi.”
- The card, which will function like a debit card, will be operational in all DTC and cluster buses from April 1.
- Earlier, the Delhi government & the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) agreed to authorise the metro smart card to be used as common mobility card for paying fares in DTC & cluster buses.
- The Reserve Bank of India gave approval to the DMRC in February, 2017 for operating its pre-paid instrument called PPI-MTS (Prepaid Instrument Mass Transit System) for this purpose.
- A government official said, the DMRC smart card is the first to get authorization under this category.