New Delhi: The e-ticketing app of the Delhi government’s transport department will cover all public transport buses by the first week of November, Transport Minister Kailash Gehlat said on Tuesday.
Gahlot said the app includes features such as the use of non-smartphone users to buy tickets and daily and monthly passes that it has passed the second stage of testing.
“The application has received a good response from passengers. We look forward to including all cluster and DTC buses in the first week of November,” said Gahlat.
The glitches noticed in previous trials have been corrected, he said.
The trial was conducted by a special task force formed by the Minister, who was an expert in the Department of Transportation, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D), Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System Limited (DIMTS), Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Corporation (DTC). Institute (WRI).
The trial of the second phase of Phase-21 covered more than 600 routes from four depots of DIMTS and two depots of DTC, a statement said.
Of the 51,644 tickets purchased through the app called ‘Chart’ during the 14-day period, 799.4 per cent were free pink tickets for female passengers.
During the test, an average of six per cent tickets were taken through the app, while seven per cent tickets were sold through the app for AC buses.
The app has been created with the technical support of IIIT-Delhi.
The first phase trial of the app was conducted for three days on all cluster buses on Route 473.
The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store which is now available in full version. Anyone can also ‘hi’ WhatsApp on 9910096264 to get the app’s URL, it said.
Passengers will be able to get an e-ticket through the ‘Charter’ mobile app after boarding the bus.
All the stops of a bus of a user and all the buses can come in half an hour with details like ETA.
The ETAO is updated in real time during the passenger journey on the bus.
The ticket becomes invalid when passengers arrive at their destination upon access to the app, the statement added.
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