In a bid to facilitate improved mobility inside Bengaluru, the Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) is putting in Automated Fare Assortment (AFC) methods on a trial foundation at Baiyappanahalli, Mysuru Street and Majestic metro stations. The implementation of the Frequent Mobility Card system would enable residents to journey on Namma Metro and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Company (BMTC) utilizing a single card.
In keeping with the BMRCL officers, the Namma Metro will set up new upgraded AFC gates on the station by March. Based mostly on the success of widespread playing cards in these stations, BMRCL will implement the widespread mobility system throughout all of the metro stations.
The AFC methods might be offered by the Bharat Electronics Restricted (BEL) and Centre for Growth of Superior Computing (CDAC).
“On a trial foundation, we are going to implement the system in Baiyappanahalli, Mysuru Street and Kempegowda metro stations in purple strains and in section method, we are going to begin implementing the brand new card system in all of the 40 metro stations,” BMRCL Managing director Ajay Seth informed indianexpress.com.
Namma Metro will implement the Nationwide Frequent Mobility Card (NCMC) system in any respect the 62 stations of the upcoming Section 2 challenge when inaugurated in 2022.
The playing cards can be utilized in any metro stations within the nation as soon as the BMTC additionally adopts the system, this card might be very helpful for the commuters,” he added. The BEL will present the expertise to BMRCL and BMTC. Each organisations must make adjustments of their current software program to make use of one another’s playing cards. On the bus, the conductors ticketing machine will acknowledge the cardboard and generate tickets.
“The BMTC will even implement the NCMC. The officers are getting ready a young within15 days, company will name the tender for a similar,” mentioned BMTC MD C. Shikha.
On March 5, 2019, the One Nation One Card was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is the primary Nationwide Frequent Mobility Card (NCMC) that can allow individuals to pay a number of sorts of transport expenses, together with metro providers and toll tax, throughout the nation and withdraw cash from the identical card.
Delhi had in August 2018 launched the Frequent mobility Playing cards which had been broadly utilized in transportation providers. The playing cards had been used to pay for round 9.18 lakh journeys made in buses within the nationwide capital between September and November 2018, as per knowledge shared by the Delhi Transport Company (DTC).