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Metro Cards for Public Buses from 31st March 2018

It is expected that by the end of this financial year, the Delhi commuters may be able to use their Delhi Metro smart cards on all public buses.
Metro cards for public buses from 31st March 2018
  • This proposal has been sent by the AAP (Aam Admi Party) to the Finance Department for approval.
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to roll out this pilot project for common mobility.
  • This pilot project is expected to be completely roll out by January 2018.
  • In the beginning, 200 low-floor buses of the DTC and 50 buses of DIMTC would be fitted with electronic ticketing machines.
  • These electronic machines will have a secure access model (SAM) cards to enable real-time transactions.
  • The fares collected would be deposited into the DMRC account and from there the fares for the individual bus rides would be separated.
  • Around 250 machines have been procured for the pilot project.
  • This project was first proposed to be done at the time of the Commonwealth Games 2010 but got delayed.

Test Yourself

Who is known as the Metro Man of India?
Answer- E Sreedharan

When and where was the first metro service started in India?
Answer- Kolkata Metro, in 1984

Who is the Minister of Road Transport and Highways at present?
Answer- Nitin Gadkari

Which Indian metro has become world’s first “green metro” system?
Answer- Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC)

What is the full form of EPCA?
Answer- Environment Pollution – Prevention and Control Authority

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