Sajha Yatayat introduces smart card payment system

- Samuel Chettri, Kathmandu

Mar 17, 2017-

Sajha Yatayat has adopted smart card fare payment system in its buses inside the Capital from March 14.

The smart payment system has been introduced in 10 Sajha buses plying along the Lagankhel-New Buspark route inside the Valley.

According to Sajha Yatayat, the smart travel card system has been installed on both doors of the buses and passengers can pay the fare by swiping their cards while entering and exiting the vehicle. The fare amount will be deducted from the rechargeable card account as per the travelled distance.

Likewise, Sajha further informed that they will be expanding the smart payment service, which is currently operational in one route, to all routes within the Valley.

The country’s only cooperative public transportation organisation has started the sale of smart cards from its Pulchowk-based office. The smart travel cards can also be bought from Sajha’s Lanagankhel bus stop.

The first 100 smart travel cards were sold for Rs200 with 200 balance and travelers buying cards after that will have to pay Rs150 for the card. The cardholders can contact the Sajha’s office to recharge their balance or they can handover the recharge amount to the onboard bus conductor. The Yatayat informed that they are preparing for more easy means to recharge the card including recharge cards.

Published: 17-03-2017 12:09

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