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Now use your Metro card to pay for all DTC bus rides in Delhi!
Say NO to cash and enjoy hassle-free ticketing as Delhi Government brings to you a pleasant surprise!
The Passengers of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses will now be able to use their metro smart cards to pay for their bus rides!
The transport minister, Kailash Gahlot declared this news recently. The date for the launch of the ‘common mobility card’ project has finally been regulated after a delay of nearly five months, as this initiative was supposed to start by the 1st of April.
How will it work?
The passenger will have to swipe their metro smart card in the bus and the fare will be automatically deducted after the card has been swiped. Easy right?!
The transport minister stated that he held a “high-level meeting” on Monday to finalise the launch of the service which had already been delayed before.
Kailash Gahlot was also quoted saying, “People will be able to use their metro-cards in all buses of Delhi from August 24. I have directed officers to start advertising campaigns so people are aware of the service.”
According to official data, the daily average ridership of Delhi Metro is 28 lakh whereas the state-run buses in the city carry around 36 lakh people. It was a much-needed step to integrate the ticketing services to make accountability easier.
These smart cards can be recharged at all metro stations, railway stations, airports, Inter State Bus Terminals (ISBTs) and DTC bus pass counters.
With this feature, travelling in and around Delhi feels like a breeze now.
Have you ever been running late to the airport because of the sheer number of bags you have? If your answer is yes, then IGI airport has got you covered. Now, in a new initiative by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) you can have your stuff transported to the IGI airport directly from your place of stay.
Delhi International Airport Ltd., the operators of IGI airport have partnered up with a Bengaluru based company called CarterX. In fact, this facility is not limited to be availed by only those taking off from Delhi, it can also be used to get your luggage delivered to your residence when you touchdown at IGI.
What's the update?
In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.
Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.
To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.
This is certainly one of the most passenger forward moves we have seen DIAL take. The IGI airport is at par with the best airports in the world and this is something that should take its rating all the way up. DIAL and CarterX have both stated that with this service, they aim to cover the entirety of Delhi, including neighbouring states- Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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