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NWKRTC to adopt CHALO app from Oct 1 for contactless payments

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The NWKRTC will adopt the CHALO App from Oct 1 in Belagavi division on a trial basis which will help contactless payments.

In the times of COVID-19, contactless payments are on the rise with the focus on increasing safety and reducing health risks. Users can buy their bus passes/tickets on the Chalo app and simply scan their QR code to travel. This means no more trips to the ticket office for the lakhs of students and commuters who use bus passes.

Chalo is a technology-driven transport-solutions company from Mumbai that aims to make travel by public transport better. The startup’s key focus is on improving city bus services and making them more reliable, easier and more convenient to use, and less time consuming, and thus increase ridership in these buses.

GPS installation is in progress for the city buses under the Smart city project, when implemented one can even track the bus.

The app would help make contactless payments.

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Making bus travel better and safer in Belgaum with the Chalo Card and the Chalo App. Avoid cash exchange in the bus and travel safer by paying with your Chalo Card or buying mobile tickets on the Chalo App.

Track Your Bus Live

See the exact location of your bus, know its live arrival time, and leave for the bus stop just a few minutes before your bus arrives. You never have to wait at the bus stop again, and never miss your bus again either.

Mobile Bus Ticket

Travel safer with your bus ticket now on your mobile phone. Never worry about exchanging cash in the bus, or about carrying loose change ever again.

Chalo App: through which a customer can track any bus live and see its live arrival time. This means no more waiting at a bus stop – you can plan to arrive at the bus stop just 1-2 minutes before your bus.

  • Chalo Card: NFC touch-to-pay card which can store a wallet and multi-trip tickets (e.g. monthly pass). This means no more hassles of carrying change, and in the times of COVID-19, contactless payments increase safety by 20x over.
  • Mobile Passes / Tickets: Available through the Chalo app, users can buy their bus passes / tickets on the Chalo app and simply scan their QR code to travel. This means no more trips to the pass centre again, for the lakhs of students and other passengers who use bus passes to travel. This also adds to safety as there is no contact or exchange of cash with the conductor.

Chalo app (https://chalo.com/) is free and is available on Google Play Store.

Once the consumer downloads the app, they can track any bus on their network and receive updates like the arrival time of their bus. The app tracks the live GPS position of their bus on the map, helps users locate the nearest bus stop, as well as plans their trip door-to-door using the multi-modal trip planner.
Once the consumer purchases the Chalo Card (which can be recharged or used as a monthly pass) from the conductor, they can just tap the card to pay or they can also purchase the tickets/pass on the Chalo app and simply scan their QR code to travel.

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