KSRTC distributes travel cards in a new campaign

KSRTC’s travel card could be obtained by providing the name and mobile number along with Rs 100 : James Arpookara

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has launched a campaign to popularise its travel card. The campaign, organised by KSRTC’s commercial wing, at the Civil Station in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday witnessed the distribution of around 200 travel cards.

How to get the card
KSRTC’s travel card could be obtained by providing the name and mobile number along with Rs 100. A passenger carrying the card need not purchase tickets while travelling on KSRTC buses but can instead use the card. KSRTC authorities launched the campaign considering the introduction of feeder buses and services which do not issue regular tickets but exclusively accept travel cards.

The prepaid travel cards can be recharged any number of times and passengers can board KSRTC buses to any destination. Recharge amounts start from Rs 50 and the maximum recharge at a time is Rs 2,000.

Currently, travel cards can be used on feeder buses, circular services and city shuttles. “In the next two months, all services of KSRTC are expected to accept the card,” said an official of the public carrier.

Passengers recharging for amounts from Rs 250 to 2,000 will also get 10-per cent additional value free of cost.

The travel cards are enabled with RFID technology -based security features. They could be recharged by conductors of KSRTC buses.

Another advantage of the card is that it could be used by all members of a family.

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