Delhi state govt. is going to issue Mobility Card to the citizens to make travelling via public transport easy in the state. Subsequently, citizens can use this card in Delhi Metro trains as well as buses run by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Accordingly, the primary objective to launch this scheme is “One City, One Card”. Henceforth, Delhi govt. is going to launch this scheme in the month of January 2018.
Latest Update – One Card for Common Mobility in Metro / DTC Buses
Initially, passengers can use this card only in a few DTC buses. However after some time, the state govt. will install this facility in all DTC buses and those operating under Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS).
Basic Requirement of Mobility Card
- The basic requirement to implement this scheme is of infrastructure and system installation for connectivity purpose.
- Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide this basic facility.
- Delhi govt. is keen to make use of Delhi Metro Card in several DTC buses as soon as possible.
- For this reason, the state govt. has already resolved several issues of coordination and connectivity between DTC and DMRC.
Implementation of Mobility Card for Public Transport
This mobility Card project was proposed in the year 2010. Earlier the state govt. decided to launch this scheme in July 2016, but the implementation of the Mobility Card Project got delayed. Subsequently, the state govt. has carried out various trials to test the functioning of mobility cards in the DTC buses.
Delhi govt. has tried this facility in Phase III project and now they are going to install a machine on their buses. Accordingly, now their systems are capable to accept the mobility cards. Henceforth, DTC will install several ETMs in the buses. This machine will read the cards and will also process the receipts.
Several mega cities such as London, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong are already using a common transport card for travelling purpose in public transport.