Date of Post : 14 Aug, 2017
New Delhi: Delhi government’s Transport Department has floated a proposal for selection of an agency to supply the chips to for the electronic ticketing machines (ETMs), moving towards use of a single card for travel in its buses & the Delhi metro.
The Transport department plans to launch the common mobility card scheme on a pilot basis, with the use of metro smart cards for travelling in 200 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.
- A Transport department official said, for the purpose, the ETMs used presently in the buses for ticket dispensing are to be fitted with the specialised chips known as Secure Access Modules (SAMs).
- The government is keen to extend the DMRCs (Delhi Metro Rail Corporations) smart card for cluster buses to achieve the goal of a common mobility card.
- The proposal paper released by the Transport department said, by extending the DMRCs smart card for cluster buses, the commuter will be able to pay the fare using the Delhi Metro Rail Corporations smart card.
- The official said that The process of procuring 2,000 SAM chips to be fitted with ETMs to enable real time fare transactions, has been rolled out, with inviting interested agencies for its supply.
- The department has planned to facilitate travel on all its buses with the use of the Metro smart card by the year-end.
- The DTC runs over 3,900 buses in the city.
- Another 1,600 buses are being run by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) under the Cluster scheme.