In May of Year 2014, DTCA under JICA assistance started the “Project for Establishment of Clearing House for Integrating Ticketing System in Dhaka City. This Project aims at “One Card for All Public Transports”in which a passenger only needs one Common IC Card (Smart Card) for riding MRT train,BRT, BRTC bus and other public transports. Currently in order to achieve the goal, coordination between DTCA, DMTCL, DBRT and BIWTC is being continued. DTCA will act as Clearing House and Card Issuer (CHCI) and will provide to Public transport Operators (PTO) the specification which includes necessary specifications of Automatic Fare Collection System for using Common IC Card System with Clearing House, which is similar to that established in Hong Kong. Current configuration of CHCI System is shown below.
Common Cards will be issued by CHCI and Clearing and Settlement of Fare will be carried out by CHCI in Operation stage. Currently development of CHCI System is in progress using Japanese Technology supplemented with functions of other Systems and to be completed at the end of Year 2015. Government has approved the smart card name as Rapid Pass. Trial Operation will be completed within Year 2016. CHCI System will be ready for operation at the beginning of Year 2017.