Delhi govt launches common card for bus, metro rides

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 08 January 2018 launched a common card for rides on public buses and the metro, terming it a big step in the citys transport sector. Delhi is the first city in the country to have a common mobility card, which can at present be used on 200 DTC and 50 cluster buses plying on different routes, apart from metro trains.

The buses of DTCs Raj Ghat Depot-I and Rohini Depot-I plying on different routes and those of Cluster schemes BBM depot-II will have the facility as of now. the Delhi government and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) agreed to authorise the metro smart card to be used as common mobility card for paying fares in DTC and cluster buses.

“Its a big step in the transport sector that will facilitate the seamless travel of people in Delhi,” Kejriwal told reporters after a short ride on a DTC bus on the occasion. The card, which will function like a debit card, will be operational in all DTC and cluster buses from April 1. The city has around 3,900 DTC and over 1,600 cluster buses.

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