Mumbaikars! Here’s fantastic news for you. Mumbai is all set to become the first city in India to have 100 per cent digital buses. With a contactless ‘Tap in and Tap out’ facility, that’s much needed during pandemic times, this is the first time any bus transport in our country has introduced this facility. Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport announced the launch of 100 per cent digital buses in Mumbai on April 19. Read on to know more.
Mumbai Buses Goes 100 Percent Digital To Make Travel Hassle-Free
Go cashless, the next time you travel by bus in Mumbai. The future is indeed here as BEST has introduced 100 per cent digital buses for the first time in India. All you need to do is use the Chalo mobile app and BEST Chalo smart card. BEST bus transport service revealed this along with a video on the new digital experience in BEST buses on their Twitter handle. BEST general manager Lokesh Chandra revealed to TOI that 20 such digital buses will be introduced on office routes in the city. Later, more such buses shall be launched in the suburbs.
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BEST to introduce Tap in Tap out facility for Mumbaikars first time in any bus transport in India very soon . Get ready for 100% digital experience using Chalo mobile app and Best chalo smart card pic.twitter.com/GSQAxG2rR7
— BEST Bus Transport (@myBESTBus) April 18, 2022
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Go Cashless While Travelling By Buses In Mumbai
For this digital bus experience, passengers must first board the bus and flash their smartcard or mobile in front of the digital machine that’s fixed at the entrance. A green tick permits them to board the bus. While deboarding, passengers must tap out and the bus fare automatically gets deducted from the passengers’ smartcard or app. Well, it’s as simple as that. You don’t need to haggle for change or carry a wallet, just have your mobile with you and travel hassle-free in Mumbai. Meanwhile, go on a virtual tour around Mumbai, The City That Never Sleeps.