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BRTS TO ISSUE SMART CARDS TO PASSENGERS AFTER ITS OFFICIAL LAUNCH

HUBBALLI: In a bid to facilitate commuters who travel between the twin cities, the Hubli Dharwad BRTS Company is contemplating to issue smart cards to passengers after its official launch.

According to a report, these smart cards will be similar to a SIM card and passengers can recharge it based on usage. The card will be cheaper than buying tickets and the commuters need not wait in long queues to buy tickets.

After getting down from a BRTS bus, passengers can use this card in NWKRTC buses also as the NWKRTC operates buses for sub-urban areas from CBT.

It is a ₹ 929-crore project, of which ₹ 826.26 crore has been utilised so far. A total of 32 bus stations have been constructed between Hubballi and Dharwad and 45 buses are running on trial bases. Now, BRTS buses cover the full length from CBT to Mitra Samaj, carrying 30,000 passengers a day.

BRTS would introduce two types of services — first category with number ‘100’ and they would have 12 stops, and the second category with number 200 would have 35 stops.

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