THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is embarking on a cashless system whereby passengers will be required to carry only a travel card and a photo identification card for journeys within the State.

The public-sector undertaking will issue premium, gold, silver, and bronze monthly travel cards at rates of ₹5,000, ₹3,000, ₹1,500 and ₹1,000 respectively. A premium card will enable the passenger to travel on all buses except the Scania buses of the KSRTC. These included air-conditioned low-floor, JNNURM non-air-conditioned, superfast, fast passenger, ordinary limited stop, city ordinary, and city fast buses.

Using the gold card, passengers will be permitted to travel on all of the above except AC low-floor buses. The services offered for silver card holders include travel on city, city fast, ordinary limited stop, JNNURM non-AC and inter-district buses. A bronze card holder will be able to travel within a particular district in city, city fast, limited stop ordinary, and ordinary buses.