One Smart Card For Both Bus And Metro Travel To Be Launched In Bengaluru Soon!
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) together have come up with the Mobility Card which can be used for traveling in both metros as well as city buses. A similar card has been launched in Delhi and the idea is quite successful with the public.
Test versions of the card will be launched in two months and will be tried out in select metro stations in the city. The present BMTC Smart Card is an open loop which means that it can be used elsewhere too. The BMRCL card, however, needs to be updated with this technology. There is a proposal of bringing in a new Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates at the metro stations to facilitate users of this card. We think this is a great initiative and is quite convenient for people who use public transport often and also encourage more people to do so.