New Delhi, Dec 3: As part of its vision to transform the public transport system in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday along with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), launched the rebranded common mobility card as 'ONE' card with the tagline 'One Delhi, One Ride'.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot launched the card at the Rajghat Bus Depot.
The card was launched in presence of DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh, Commissioner of Transport Varsha Joshi, DTC MD Manoj Kumar, DDC vice-chairperson Jasmin Shah and other senior officials of the Department.
The newly designed cards will have a background of cubic grid in bright shades of red and yellow.
It will also have a circular unit with sketches of Metro trains, DTC buses, auto rickshaws and Delhi’s monuments around it.
It will now carry the logos of all three transport operators in the city – DMRC, DTC and Delhi Government.
Explaining the thought behind the 'ONE' card, Mr Gahlot said, 'For majority of the people to switch over to public transport, they need to see and experience Delhi's metro and buses in the same light – as part of a well-integrated and seamless public transport system. With the launch of Common Mobility Card in August this year, extending the 10 per cent discount of fares on usage of card in buses, and now the re-branding of the Metro card as 'ONE' card, we wish to tell the people of Delhi that their government is committed to providing them a seamless, high-quality travel experience in Delhi’s public transport system.'
The minister said the Delhi government will soon be launching a common app through which commuters can plan multi-modal trips including buses and metro from any point to any point in Delhi. They will also be able to see the live locations of Delhi’s buses.
The 'ONE' card will be available for sale starting December 4, instead of the Metro smartcards at all metro stations and DTC pass counters.
The existing Metro smartcards will continue to stay valid but any new card or replacement will be through 'ONE' card. (UNI)