Now book daily BMTC passes using smartphones

The state-run corporation has partnered with IIMB-NSRCEL incubated tech start-up Series-5 Labs to launch the BMTC Namma pass. (Image courtesy Whatsapp)

Buoyed by the success of 'Namma Pass'--a mobile-based cashless ticket facility on Vajra airconditioned buses other than Vayu Vajra, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has gone a step ahead and allowed commuters book daily passes using smartphones and pay using digital wallet apps. 

The state-run corporation has partnered with IIMB-NSRCEL incubated tech start-up Series-5 Labs to launch the BMTC Namma pass. According to an official release, commuters need not download any mobile app to book daily passes instead visit www.nammapass.series-5.com/and enter personal details and upload a selfie. 

The payment can be done using any of the digital payment apps like AmazonPay, PhonePe or Paytm. BMTC has further clarified that selfie is mandatory to prevent any kind of misuse. 
  While travelling, the passengers have to show the digital pass on their mobile phones to the conductor who in return will tell his token number for entry. Once it is validated, the conductor will receive an SMS and the same will update the validation status with the central server at BMTC's Intelligence Transport System. 

 "We have been getting a good response from the commuters and already more than 1600 passengers have availed this facility for their daily commute," explained a senior BMTC official. The BMTC officials also confirmed that they will be launching app-based and ETM (Electronic Ticketing Machine) based validation for helping conductors and inspectors to easily perform the check during the peak operating hours.

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