BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited on Monday decided to extend the validity of smart cards from one year to 10 years in order to avoid reactivation related issues.
According to a statement issued by the BMRCL, even after five and half months suspension of its operations due to the pandemic, the commuters are still facing a lot of issues. The validity will help them to commute through the Metro Network more efficiently.
“Therefore the BMRCL has decided to extend the validity of the smart card from present one year to ten years till Sep 19, 2030 to avoid inconvenience. The main idea is to encourage contactless travelling in the times of pandemic,” the BMRCL chief public relation officer, B. L. Yeshavanth Chavan said.