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Combo passes for Metro and DTC buses

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 03:57 IST
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Taking a step towards providing a common ticketing system for the Metro and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to launch a special one day combined pass which would be valid both on the Metro and the DTC buses.

“This has been done to integrate the public transport and provide a new  incentive to the people and the tourists to use our services,” said Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf.

The all route pass for the DTC city buses and  the Metro would cost Rs 95 per day and would be available from November 15 onwards. Of the Rs 95, Rs 70 would go to the Metro while the remaining Rs 25 would go the DTC. These passes would be available both in the DTC buses and the Metro stations.

Asked about the high cost of the combo pass and how many people would avail of it, Yusuf said the response is expected to be “great”. Referring to the London Metro, Yusuf said that a pass there costs six pounds. “Our Metro is better than the one in London and the combo pass is reasonably priced,” the minister told Hindustan Times. Yusuf said the reach of Metro has expanded and they were looking for the tourists to avail of the new facilities apart from others. He said when the High Capacity Bus System starts its operations in the city, it would also be integrated in a common ticketing system.

In an attempt to help the people reach Pragati Maidan, the venue of Indian International Trade Fair, the entrance ticket for the fair would also be available in all the DTC buses. The corporation has also decided to provide special services from Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other areas of the city to the venue of the trade fair from November 14 onwards.

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