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PM introduces digital bus ticketing system in Dhaka

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 02:58 PM, 4 January 2018   Updated: 06:11 PM, 4 January 2018

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the country`s first ever digital ticketing system of `Rapid Bus Card`for Dhaka city dwellers to travel in public buses.

She inaugurated the ticketing system through a video conference from her official Ganabhaban residence with the officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and passengers. 

The ticketing system was introduced by Dhaka Transport Coordination Authorities (DTCA) with the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The ticketing system would establish clearing house for integrating transport ticketing system in Dhaka City, said the prime minister. She added that the system would also make easy the life of the commuters, giving them a facility like developed countries to travel.

Sheikh Hasina thanked Japan government for giving technical support to introduce the Bus Rapid Pass project as well as other major development project in Bangladesh.

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.

Later, the prime minister inaugurated the Country`s first ever six-lane flyover at Mohipal in Feni on Dhaka-Chittagong highway.