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Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses

Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses

Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS.

Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS.

Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the Election Commission for clearance.

According to transport department officials software used in the ticketing process will be changed or will be made specially equipped so that it can accept the Metro smart cards.

Delhi Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses. Passengers will soon be able to use the DMRC smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS.

The transport department started working on the process as a part of which a system will be put in place to allow people to recharge the cards in other utility stores based on their bar codes.

The Ministry of Urban Development had announced the launch of a nationwide inter-operable transport card in December 2011 after which the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) launched the 'More Delhi' card in 2012, with provisions for use in Metro trains and DMRC-run feeder buses.

"We are having meetings on this issue with Tranport department to sort out the modalities. On our end whatever backened activities have to be done we will arrange for that," said a Metro Rail official.