Sajha Yatayat, a cooperative public transportation organisation, has sold 500 smart travel cards so far since it introduced the smart card payment system on March 14 on its buses plying within and outside the Kathmandu Valley.
The service has been bearing fruit as many passengers are getting attracted to it, said Mahendra Raj Pandey, manager for the Sajha Yatayat. All buses of Sajha Yatayat operating inside and outside the valley have the service, he said. A card is purchased for Rs 200 with net Rs 200 balance. The cards can be purchased from the conductor onboard a bus or from the Sajha’s office in Pulchowk. Other many attractive services will also be introduced, said Pandey.
Students and employees who commute regularly on Sajha buses have been benefited most. “We expect the number of commuters using the smart card will increase in the coming days,” he said. Sajha Yatayat has a total of 71 buses operating inside and outside the valley.