10% discount in DTC fares on usage of Metro, Mobility cards
NEW DELHI: As an initiative of Delhi Government to encourage bus commuters, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will provide 10 per cent discount in DTC fares on the usage of Delhi Metro Card or Common Mobility Card for purchasing bus tickets from November 30.
Earlier, the Delhi Cabinet had taken a decision on October 18 to give 10 per cent discount in the fares on the usage of the Delhi Metro card for travelling in the DTC and cluster buses through electronic ticketing machines (ETMs).
"The discount facility would be available on all types of City Services excluding Toll Tax, Luggage, Daily Passes and NCR Routes," said a senior transport department officer.
In case of non-issue of ticket using DMRC cards through ETMs because of any reason, the passenger is required to purchase ticket by paying cash of full amount without availing 10 per cent discount. "The decision has been taken to encourage more and more people to opt for public transport, thus contributing towards a clean environment," DTC said in a statement.
On an average, 30 lakh passengers use the services of city buses (3,882 DTC buses and 1,679 cluster buses per day. However, the use of Metro card in realising the fares through ETMs will save expenditure on account of printing of tickets of different denominations, stocking the tickets at a central place and on their distributions to various depots, etc.
Government said saving of human resources and space at depot level are other benefits. The conductors of the buses will not be required to handle tickets and cash. Now, DTC receives support from the government in the form of grant-in-aid and subsidy component on passes. Similarly, the Delhi government is bearing the viability gap to meet the deficit between the actual payment which is being made to the concessionaire and revenue .