The transport department in Delhi started on Wednesday a three-day trial for contactless ticketing in buses plying between Anand Vihar ISBT and Badarpur Border.
The city government is going to introduce e-ticketing system to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in buses, Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.
The trial will continue till August 7.
The passengers can take an e-ticket through a mobile app after boarding the bus. The app can be downloaded from Google Playstore or one can WhatsApp ”Hi” on 9910096264 to get the app URL, it said.
The app was developed with the technical support of IIIT-Delhi, it said.
Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had constituted a task force for timely coordination and implementation of exploring the options of contactless mobile ticketing inside DTC and cluster buses so that there is no physical contact.
On the recommendation of this task force, the transport department decided to conduct a public trial of the mobile contactless ticketing system.
The bus conductors were given online training to assist the commuters during a trial by the team of IIIT-Delhi.
Ticket booking can be done in two ways through the mobile app. In case a user knows the ticket fare, he can open the app and click on ”BY FARE”, scan the QR code of the bus, select ”Buy New Ticket” and choose the payment option.
If the passenger knows the bus route, source and destination, he can click on ”By Destination”, the statement said.
A task force was set up by the Transport minister for timely coordination and implementation of the contactless mobile ticketing system in DTC and cluster buses to prevent contact during purchase of ticket, it said.