Delhi Metro cards To Be Valid In 250 Buses (200 DTC Buses & 50 Cluster Buses) From Monday

Delhi Metro cards To Be Valid In 250 Buses (200 DTC Buses & 50 Cluster Buses) From Monday

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Date of Post: 04 Jan, 2018

New Delhi: From Monday, Delhi Metro rail cards will be valid in 250 select city buses (200 DTC buses & 50 cluster buses), in a project that will eventually seek to merge Metro & bus travel, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said. The move is part of a month-long trial to shift to a ‘Common Mobility Card’ which could be used to travel in Metro, Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) buses & cluster buses in the capital.

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  • The project would be rolled out in all city buses by April 1, Gahlot said.
  • During the trial, by tapping the Metro card on an Electronic Ticketing Machine or ETM in a bus, a ticket would be generated, which would also reveal the balance in the passenger’s Metro card.
  • At present, ETMs are used by conductors in buses to issue tickets.
  • A MoU would be signed with DMRC on Thursday, the minister said.
  • After the trial period, a new card would be designed which would have both DMRC & Delhi government etched on it, Gahlot said.
  • Commuters would be able to purchase & recharge these cards at all Metro stations, railway stations, airports, Inter State Bus Terminals (ISBTs) & DTC bus pass counters.

    Image Credit: Delhi Metro Rail

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