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AAP offers to update DMRC software for free to expedite roll-out of free travel for women scheme

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) AAP Chief Spokesperson and Software Engineer Saurabh Bharadwaj on Friday offered to update the DMRC software for free as public service, to expedite the roll-out of AAP's free travel for women scheme.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has proposed to implement Delhi government's free rides for women scheme over the next 6-8 months, despite the fact that Delhi government is prepared to foot the entire cost of the scheme.
Mr Bharadwaj issued a statement on this development through a video, expressing disagreement over the DMRC's estimated time for implementation.
Mr Bharadwaj said, "All of us use smart cards to travel by Metro. To my mind, a simple solution to roll out the free metro for women scheme is to issue pink smart cards to women travellers.
''Of the several entry gates at every station, all that needs to be done is to reserve one gate for women travellers alone and depute a CISF jawan, home guard or a civil defence volunteer, to ensure there is no misuse. This would be the only manual supervision required.
"Only one change needs to be made to the software used in turnstiles. The entry gates meant for male travellers should be programmed to reject pink smart cards or tokens, and the women-only turnstiles should accept any card or token, so as to allow even women travellers to purchase tokens or cards, if they wish to give up the subsidy."
Offering his services to DMRC, he said, "The software changes will not take more than two weeks and I am happy to undertake the project for DMRC, without charging any fees, as a public service. Even the deputing of personnel to prevent the misuse of pink cards can be completed within two weeks. If this solution is accepted, we can implement the scheme very soon."
Commenting on former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan's letter to the Prime Minister regarding the proposal, Mr Bharadwaj said, "I think Mr Sreedharan might have been misled on the operation of the subsidy. He appears to be under the impression that DMRC will absorb the burden of this scheme.
''In fact, DMRC will be paid full fare for all women travellers, who avail the subsidy by the Delhi government and going by DMRC's projection of a 50 per cent increase in women ridership, this scheme will actually increase revenues of the DMRC. We will definitely look to clear this confusion with Mr Sreedharan," he added.
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