'Chalo Card' to be introduced by private buses in Mangaluru

Source: UNI | Published on 1st June 2020, 11:33 AM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru:  Private city buses in Mangaluru will resume their services from June 1 with an added attraction of offering passengers the option of paying travel fares through smart cards.

According to Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators Association president Dilraj Alva, 50 per cent of 325 private city buses will resume their services on Monday. It also meant that 50 per cent of buses will operate on the allotted routes.

The smart cards (or travel cards called Chalo Card) will not be introduced on all routes at a time. They will be introduced in a phased manner covering all routes from Monday.

Mr. Alva said that the association has tied up with a private company for issuing smart cards to passengers. Passengers can purchase the cards at the association’s office at Milagres. In addition, they can be purchased at kiosks to be set up near Mangaladevi Temple, at State Bank of India bus terminus and at Surathkal.

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