Delhi Metro smart cards for feeder buses and parking at stations
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently expanded the network of Metro smart cards, allowing commuters to use them on feeder buses and for parking at 13 stations in the National Capital Region. These services are key extensions to the Common Mobility Card project, introduced on January 8 for 250 Delhi Transport Corporation and cluster buses.
The Delhi Metro runs a fleet of more than 200 feeder buses covering 40 routes across different lines. Around two lakh people use the feeder buses every day. The Metro card can also be used to park at 13 stations — Vishwavidyalaya, Saket, Karkarduma, Dilshad Garden, Akshardham, Patel Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Rohini Sector (18,19), Shastri Park, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Old Faridabad, and Sector 28 Faridabad — and will cover all Metro parking lots over the next two months.The common mobility card will encourage commuters to park their vehicles at the Metro stations.
In order to start accept smart cards in its buses, the DMRC has also updated the software in all its Hand-held Terminals, which are used to read the car. The new software will simplify the ticketing process in the feeder buses and will also save time in the ticketing transaction.