Telangana IT Minister KTR launches Smart Card for Hyderabad Metro, The smart card will soon have 16 services including other transport services, banking and fuel station payments added to it. During Event KT Rama Rao, Telangana Industries and IT Minister, and Shivanand Nimbargi, MD & CEO of LT Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, said that the smart card has the capability to integrate 16 different services. Other services will gradually be integrated with the card.
The services would initially be from 6am to 10pm and later be revised to from 5.30am to 11pm.The fares for the Metro services were likely to be announced later on Saturday.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to launch the Metro rail services on 28th November, the Metro rail authorities have already initiated discussions with various parties so that all the public transport services can be brought onto a single smart card.
The authorities of South Central Railway (SCR) have clearly said there has been no discussion, till now, with either the State government or the metro rail officials on the integration of the services. Given this, there is no question of having a combined ticket for now.
“We have not been informed of the metro rail services’ launch; so there is no change in our schedules as such,” said a senior railway official, unwilling to be quoted.Ahead of the formal launch of the project, L&T, the concessionaire launched Swatch Metro campaign which highlights My City, My Metro and My Pride, whose objective is to seek people’s support in keeping metro clean.
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