Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 7
State Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma on Tuesday said the government was going to start e-ticketing facility for the convenience of passengers and to make the roadways system transparent.
A decision in this regard was made during a meeting of the High Powered Purchase Committee (HPPC), held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, today. During the meeting, approval for the purchases of good and items to be procured by various departments were granted as well.
One of the major tenders that were approved at the meeting was e-ticketing in the Haryana Roadways. Procurement of 4,500 e-ticketing POS machines was finalised for the implementation of e-ticketing system in the Haryana Roadways. All 24 depots will be covered under this. The scheme will be implemented within six months.
The Transport Minister said with the introduction of e-ticketing, free passes in Roadways buses and a National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) would
be issued to passengers travelling under the concessional quota.
“As soon as this card will be scanned by the conductor at his e-ticketing kiosk, data related to the journey of that passenger will immediately be shared with the control room. With this, the department will have the complete data of how many passengers have travelled under free pass and concessional quota,” he added.
He said the NCMC cards would also be issued to the passengers travelling on a daily basis. The passengers can recharge their cards in advance and by scanning their cards, the fare for the journey would automatically be deducted.
Besides this, approval was also accorded for the purchase of several items for power Discoms along with inviting tenders for the purchase of Jack Suction Sewer Machines.
Large projects of furniture and water purifiers for upcoming 4,000 playway schools were also approved.
A tender for the purchase of 1.20 crore vaccines for the prevention of foot-and-mouth disease in animals was also approved during the meeting.
HOW THE SYSTEM WILL WORK
- With e-ticketing, free passes in HR buses and a National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) will be issued to passengers travelling under concessional quota
- As soon as the card will be scanned by the conductor at the e-ticketing kiosk, data related to the journey of the passenger will immediately be shared with the control room
- With this, the dept will have the data of how many passengers travelled under free pass and concessional quota
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