New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) on May 26, 2021, has issued an e-tender notice for the supply (including Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract) of EMV based Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System for 82.15 km Delhi- Meerut RRTS Corridor.
Package 26A Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning and Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract of EMV based Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System for Delhi Ghaziabad Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC.
The EMV based Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System is a ‘ticketless’ way of allowing people to travel on public transport. This system enables passengers to simply tap or scan a secure token (contactless bank card, phone or smartcard), linked to an account in the back-office to make a journey. Account-Based Ticketing means that riders no longer need to buy a ticket in advance or understand fares before traveling. The fare is automatically calculated based on a number of factors, such as location and amount of taps during a time window, and is then charged to the passenger post journey.
The 82.15 km long Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor will connect Delhi to Meerut with 24 stations including 8 metro stations to be built under Meerut Metro Rail Project. This is India’s first RRTS corridor to be implemented in India.
RRTS stations would be integrated with various modes of transport like Airport, Indian Railway Stations, Inter-State Bus Terminus, Delhi Metro Stations etc. It will facilitate the seamless movement of commuters from one mode to another. Seamless integration between different modes of transport encourages people to use public transport.