"More Delhi"- Common mobility card launched for Delhi metro and feeder buses
- The ‘MORE DELHI’ Common Mobility Card was launched by the Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Chairman, DMRC, Dr. Sudhir Krishna today in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Sh. Mangu Singh.The Ministry of Urban Development had announced the launch of a nation wide interoperable transport card (MORE) in December 2011.
- As a first step towards this, MORE DELHI card is being introduced today in Delhi NCR region which can be used in Metro, DMRC run feeder buses and would have the future provision of use in DTC and Cluster Buses run by DIMTS. This is first such card in India.The card is being launched today for use by commuters in Metro and 10 DMRC run Feeder Buses on route no ML 5 & 56 plying from Shastri Park Metro station to Mayur Vihar Phase III via Akshardham, NOIDA Link Road, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital, Vasundhara Enclave.
- This has been possible by development of a low cost handheld device by a Bangalore based Indian firm in association with Delhi Metro.With this card, commuters would not only be able to travel by Metro, but will also be able to pay the fare for their feeder bus journey.
The existing Smart Card users of Delhi Metro can also use their cards for traveling in the Metro run Feeder Buses.
- It is also planned to use the More Delhi smart card in Rapid Metro as the paid area of the Sikanderpur Metro Station and the Rapid Metro system are linked and this will enable transfer of large number of passengers to interchange at Sikanderpur station on line 2 (Jahangirpuri to Huda City Centre).
DMRC is also working on further upgrading the smart cards after which, the commuters will be able to get their cards recharged automatically at the AFC gates through a tie up with the bank accounts of the commuters. Machines will also installed by the end of this year at the Metro stations through which the commuters will be able to recharge their cards with the help of credit and debit cards.
- Approximately 65 percent of Delhi Metro commuters use Smart Cards for their journey.
- About 3,000 commuters travel everyday by Metro Feeder Bus no. ML5&56.