Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the first ever digital ticketing system for city dwellers to travel in public buses.
She inaugurated the ticketing system through a video conference with the officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and passengers from her official Ganabhaban residence, reports BSS.
The digital ticketing system of ‘Rapid Bus Card’ was introduced by Dhaka Transport Coordination Authorities (DTCA) with the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The prime minister said the ticketing system would establish the clearing house for integrating transport ticketing system in Dhaka City. The system would also make easy the life of the commuters, giving them a facility like developed countries to travel, she added.
Sheikh Hasina thanked Japan government for giving technical support to introduce the Bus Rapid Pass project as well as other major development projects in Bangladesh.
The prime minister talked to a number of passengers of BRTC bus on Motijeel-Nabinagar route where the ticketing system has been introduced first.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Chief of Bangladesh Army General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Masato Watanabe were present on the occasion, conducted by principal secretary Najibur Rahman.