The Delhi authorities plans to launch a brand new model of the ‘One Delhi app’ within the subsequent fortnight which is able to provide folks discounted bus fares, real-time updates on buses plying throughout routes, and site of public bathrooms and water cubicles.
The app, which was launched in March 2019, presently helps a commuter plan journeys by displaying beneficial bus and metro routes for travelling from one place to a different, fares, distance and estimated time of journey.
The newer model of the app will even enable a commuter to purchase bus tickets, present estimated time of arrival of buses to a selected cease, and ebook pink passes that allow girls journey without spending a dime. The identical options will even be out there on the Chartr app.
Delhi govt is quickly launching the revamped “One Delhi” App, with tech assist of IIIT-Delhi, outfitted with realtime knowledge & ETAs of DTC & Cluster buses, e-ticketing & knowledge on EV charging stations in Delhi. Tickets booked on App will get 10% low cost like frequent mobility card ‘ONE’ pic.twitter.com/2EoS8toSJt
— Kailash Gahlot (@kgahlot) June 30, 2021
“Delhi govt is quickly launching the revamped ‘One Delhi’ App, with tech assist of IIIT-Delhi, outfitted with real-time knowledge and ETAs of DTC and cluster buses, e-ticketing and knowledge on EV charging stations in Delhi. Tickets booked on App will get 10% low cost like frequent mobility card ‘ONE’,” Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot tweeted.
IIIT professor Pravesh Biyani, who led the IIIT group, stated the brand new app is prone to be launched inside 15 days. He added that within the close to future, many different apps, similar to Paytm and Google Pay, will even have the function to ebook bus tickets in Delhi.
The system can also be being developed in a option to enable different platforms to combine the power to ebook bus tickets, he added.
At the moment, e-tickets for Delhi’s public buses are solely out there in an app known as ‘Chartr’ developed by the IIIT-Delhi.
Whereas the ‘One Delhi’ app presently reveals the estimated time to journey from one level to a different, it doesn’t keep in mind street visitors. It additionally doesn’t present the estimated time of arrival of buses to a selected cease.
The trials of the contemporary model of the app happened over months in 2020 and 2021.
Among the many different additions embrace a function which is able to invalidate e-tickets as soon as a commuter reaches their vacation spot to forestall potential misuse of the contactless ticketing system.
The app will even let a commuter to ebook a ticket by scanning QR codes pasted behind each seat. Through the trials, the conductors and depot in-charges had been skilled to deal with the app, which will probably be absolutely bilingual, with an possibility to modify to Hindi within the months to come back.
The town’s 6600-odd public buses — underneath the state-run DTC and the Delhi Built-in Multi-Modal Transit which manages the personal cluster buses — had a ridership of over 40 lakh day by day earlier than the pandemic.
At the moment, the buses are being allowed to ply at 50 per cent seating capability to make sure social distancing. The town, nonetheless, wants at the least 11,000 buses to cater to its demand in line with courtroom orders.