Startups help make public transport safer for the commuter post Covid

How contact-less payments, voice-enabled ticketing and NFC are changing your travel on public transport

A passenger and bus conductor using Chalo’s ‘Sound QR’, an ultrasonic sound technology for verification of mobile tickets
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A passenger and bus conductor using Chalo’s ‘Sound QR’, an ultrasonic sound technology for verification of mobile tickets

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
Cab and private cars aren’t for everyone, and in most cities public transport such as buses and trains is the go-to means. With Covid-19 disrupting state of affairs and causing health-anxiety, several tech-enabled solutions have spurt up to make public travel safer.

From contactless payments to voice-enabled ticketing and bus crowding reports, start-ups are helping commuters return to public commutation.

For instance, Bhopal City Link, a bus operator in the city, is using Chalo’s ‘Sound QR’, an ultrasonic sound technology for verification of mobile tickets. Previously some buses would have passengers scan a physical QR code on phones to buy

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First Published: Mar 30 2021 | 10:19 PM IST

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