Aavo, City Bus Pe Chalo using Chalo Card! Chalo Super Saver Bus Travel Plans, a FIRST in City
Mangaluru: Now commuters can travel for as low as Rs 3.99 per trip! Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators’ Association (DKBOA) in partnership with Chalo has introduced bus travel plans called “Chalo Super Saver Plans in Mangaluru”. The offerings under the Super Saver Scheme allow the passengers to travel for as low as Rs 3.99 (around Rs 4) per trip and can be easily activated by the users on the Chalo Card which can be bought from the bus conductors. Traditionally, there have been only single trip bus tickets in Mangaluru. This is a FIRST of its kind offering where passengers can avail of plans for either 7 days or 28 days based on their frequency of travel and their daily expenditure on ticketing.
This allows passengers to choose the plan best suited for their needs. The Super Saver plans can be used for travel on all City uses in Mangaluru.
A daily commuter who travels for trips that cost Rs.10 can purchase the Super Saver Rs 399 plan, with which they are entitled to make 100 trips over a period of 28 days. In effect, they will be paying only Rs. 3.99 per trip, which now makes it the smartest way to travel in the city. All the super saver plans can be used for a maximum of 4 trips per day. Plans are segregated on the basis of the price band of the passenger’s one-way ticket as well as the number of days and trips that they will be valid for.
A Chalo Bus Card is a prepaid travel card that allows passengers to load balance on the card and then use it for blazing-fast ‘Tap to Pay’ payments across all of Mangaluru’s City Buses. DKBOA and Chalo have brought out the following plans and offers for Chalo Card purchase and recharge.
CHALO CARD OFFERS
● Get a new Chalo Card for Rs 20 and recharge with any amount
● Get a new Chalo Card for Rs 50 with a wallet balance of Rs 30
● Get a new Chalo Card for Rs 100 with a wallet balance of Rs 80
RECHARGE BONUS OFFER :
● Recharge for Rs 200 and get a wallet balance of Rs 210
● Recharge for Rs 500 and get a wallet balance of Rs 550
● Recharge for Rs 1,000 and get a wallet balance of Rs 1,100
Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangaluru Press Club on Friday, 16 October 2020 during the launch of the Chalo card, Dilraj Alva, President, Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators’ Association (DKBOA) said, “Digital payment inside the buses is the need of the hour to make bus travel contactless and safe for all. The range of plans that are covered under the Super Saver scheme not only equips passengers with affordability but also provides them with a contactless payment alternative for a safer travel experience.”
Also speaking Santhosh Deshpande- Senior Manager for Karnataka-Chalosaid “The launch of Super Saver Plans comes at an opportune time to address rising concerns around safe bus travel and will allow passengers the flexibility to shift towards digital payment alternatives. In the current times, where safety during travel is of utmost importance, the Super Saver Plans complement existing contactless solutions and make bus travel more affordable than before”
Deshpande further said, “Based on an extensive analysis conducted by Chalo, it has been found that eliminating cash exchange in buses can reduce transmission risk by 95%, thus making cashless buses 20x safer for passengers. By incentivising the passengers to purchase the Super Saver scheme, Chalo aims to phase out the two-way cash exchange and make bus travel safer in Mangaluru. Chalo will be working closely with DKBOA as its Technology Partner for optimizing the bus operations and providing digital payment solutions for bus travel. As a part of this initiative, Chalo has recently introduced Fuel Discount for bus operators in Mangaluru and will be working towards improving bus operations in the city”.
How To Get A Chalo Super Saver Plan:
Chalo Super Saver plans can be purchased and loaded on the passengers’ Chalo Card in any bus or at any of the following Chalo Counters in Mangaluru:
1. DKBOA Office, Milagres Building, Hampankatta
2. Chalo office, 2nd floor- City Tower, Opposite to Service Bus Stand State Bank
3. Sagar Tourist, Opposite Mandovi Motors Balmatta Road, Hampankatta
How To Use The Chalo Super Saver Plan:
Passengers who have bought a Chalo Super Saver plan can simply tap their Chalo Card to travel. The conductor’s Electronic Ticket Issuing Machine (ETIM) will automatically detect the Super Saver plan and apply it for the trip. Note: Super Saver plans are only valid for the maximum fare indicated for each plan and cannot be used to travel long distances. For example, a Super Saver 399 plan is limited to trips costing Rs.10 each, and cannot be used for trips costing Rs. 15. For such cases, passengers can use the Super Saver plan for the maximum distance allowed, and buy an additional ticket for the remaining distance.
How To Get A Chalo Card:
Passengers need to have a Chalo Card to be able to avail of Chalo Super Saver plans. A Chalo Card can be purchased from any of the Chalo counters in the city by presenting the passengers’ Aadhaar Card or PAN Card. Commuters can also perform an online KYC at www.chalo.com/activate to get a QR code which will enable them to buy a Chalo Card from conductors in any of Mangaluru’s city buses. The plans will also be available for purchase on mobile phones on the Chalo App very soon.
Sushanth Shetty-Treasurer of DKBOA and Amrith Mayya- Mangaluru Chalo Operation Manager were present during the press meet.
For any queries, you reach out to us on 9141134640
Visit www.chalo.com/mangaluru for more details.