Travelling via public transport is convenient enough, but one of the biggest hassles is having to constantly purchase tickets. Standing in long queues alone takes up a huge amount of time. Now, this hassle will soon be done away with, at least in Hyderabad in Telangana. The city will soon get a common travel card which can be employed in both, metros as well as TSRTC buses. Here are all the details.
Hyderabad To Get Common Travel Card For Metros And Buses
It will be extended to #MMTS, hired/shared cabs/autos & shops/retail in phases
— Arvind Kumar (@arvindkumar_ias) July 20, 2023
People commuting in Hyderabad have a little good news coming their way. They will soon have access to a smart card that they will be able to use in both Metros as well as the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation or the TSRTC buses.
According to an article recently published in The Times Of India, this particular card will be known as the ‘Hyderabad Metro, Wallet and Transit Card.’ As of now, the smart card is available only for the Hyderabad Metro Rail. According to the article, the new smart card will be made available around the second week of August.
The is actually a virtual wallet that will aid commuters in a smoother travel experience. It will prevent them from standing in long queues and save time. Additionally, it will reduce the need for cash payments. It will soon be easily available and commuters can purchase it from the ticketing kiosks at Metro stations.
Smart Card Will Be Integrated With Other Services In A Phased Manner
The ticket, which will be a virtual wallet will also be linked with other services soon such as auto-rickshaws and cabs as well as for shopping. Travellers will also be able to use the card in cities other than Hyderabad.
However, all of this will be introduced in a phased manner. Arvind Kumar, who is the Special Chief Secretary of Urban Development tweeted about the card and stated that a meeting regarding the same was held on the 20th of July.
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