The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), the state run bus service in Maharashtra, India, has adopted a smart card ticketing system to replace its existing paper passes for transit buses.
MSRTC has 29,000 machines in its buses issuing electronic tickets and scanning traveler’s smart cards. “Paper passes that are being used often get soiled or misused by commuters, but smart cards will ensure that passengers do not face these problems,” said Deepak Kapoor, MSRTC managing director.
For the initial launch, the smart cards will be available as four-day or seven-day passes under the Travel Wherever You Like scheme.
Smart cards will later be used for students, monthly, tri-monthly and other passes of various schemes of MSRTC.