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    `Smart Card' for bus fare payment from January next FrontierDesk
    FrontierDesk on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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    The government is introducing `smart card' in city road transportation to help commuters pay hassle- free bus fare from January next.
    The decision was taken at a meeting with Communication Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held at the ministry, said a press release. 
    The system will work in Dhaka Metropolitan area initially in order to introduce modern bus fare collection method by Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC.
    Initially 100 buses on Abdullahpur-Motijheel route would be included in the system, but all public transports including bus, train, BRT and MRT also be included eventually. 
    JICA will provide 100 reader-machine and 12,000 Smart Cards, sources said. 
    With Secretary of Roads and Highways Division of Communication Ministry M N Siddique in the chair, it was attended, among others, by Senior Representative of JICA Bangladesh Mayumi Endoh and concerned officials of the Roads and Highways Division, Dhaka Transport Coordination Board (DTCB) and Bangladesh Road Transportation Authority (BRTA).
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