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Commuters ride cashless on BEST

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The BEST undertaking is one of the happy sectors at the moment, as many of its commuters are availing of the cashless travel option.

According to officials, the revenue of e-purse or cashless travel has gone up by 34 per cent in just a week. There has been 852 top-ups on the e-purse and Rs. 6, 59,017 in revenue was received between November 9 and14, against 612 top-ups between November 1 and 8, thus fetching Rs. 2,29,488.

From September 1 to15, 484 top-ups were done and Rs. 1,85,167 collected. Between October 1 and 15, 596 top-ups were done on which the undertaking received Rs. 2,24,633, while Rs. 1,55,413 was collected between October 15 and 31 through 453 top-ups.

Speaking to The Hindu , BEST deputy PRO Manoj Varade said, “Following the announcement of demonetisation, we are seeing more takers for e-purse, and there has seen 34 per cent increase in revenue.”

“The commuters also get a bonus of five per cent. For example, if a commuter uses a top-up of Rs. 100, he/she will get Rs. 105 in return,” the officials said.

The writer is a freelance journalist

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