In order to make public transportation easier than ever, NWKRTC has decided to introduce Cashfree ticketing across City buses, BRTS and Suburban services in Hubballi Dharwad.
A single smartcard called ‘E-purse’ can be used across City bus services in Hubballi & Dharwad, BRTS between Hubballi and Dharwad and also Suburban services.
Speaking to Hubballi Dharwad Infra, HD City Transport Divisional Controller Vivekananda Vishwagna said that the E-purse will make commuting hassle-free in the twin cities.
“All the conductors serving city bus and suburban services in Hubballi Dharwad have been provided with Electronic Ticketing Machine (ETM) which can read RFID tags on the E-purse smartcard” he added.
How to use it? People opting to use E-purse smartcard for City/Suburban travel may ask the conductor to tap the smartcard, and the fare will be automatically deducted from the smartcard.
E-purse smartcards can be purchased across all the BRTS stations in between Hubballi and Dharwad and also at BRTS terminals in Hubballi Dharwad.
People using the Hubballi Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit System (HDBRTS) are already familiar with the E-purse. The same smartcard will now be valid across various bus services in Hubballi Dharwad.
HDBRTS users using E-purse are already enjoying a 10% discount on BRTS fares. An additional 10% discount will be valid if they switch over to City buses/suburban buses on the same smartcard.