Reported in Dawn, the Lahore Transport Company (LTC) has been given the green light to implement the Electronic Ticketing System (E-ticketing) for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Lahore. This system will replace its current cumbersome system which uses cash. It is expected that the Punjab Information Technology Board will take over the full implementation of the system.
One of the parameters for the completion of the project is a tie up with the Bank of Punjab. According to the article, users will use prepaid card travelling cards "comprising duration of a day, week or a month from the open market and would use these in the automated/computerised machines to be installed in all buses currently plying on various city routes and those that would ply on dedicated road lanes under the BRT project in future."
This system upgrade comes in on time amidst massive expansion plans to both the size of their fleets and the systems which run the fleets.