Delhites rejoice! Now you can use your Delhi Metro cards to travel on DTC and cluster buses. The pilot project was launched by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 8 and termed it as a big step towards integrating the city’s transport sector. Commuters can tap their Delhi Metro Smart Cards on the Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETMs) available with the bus conductors for payment of the bus fares.
At present, the service is available on 200 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and 50 cluster buses plying on different routes across the national capital. According to reports, the programme will be extended to all 6,000 buses by April 1, 2018.
The common mobility cards will be made available at all the ISBTs, railway stations and Tourist Information Centres of the Delhi Tourism Department in the coming months.