Doha Metro halts use of paper tickets to protect environment

Doha Metro halts use of paper tickets to protect environment

Doha Metro halts use of paper tickets to protect environment

 The Doha Metro has halted the use of paper tickets to protect the environment, its operator has said.

“We have suspended the use of paper tickets and replaced them with reusable Travel Cards, to promote sustainability,” the Doha Metro said on its Twitter account.

Commissioned into operation in May last year, the 76-kilometre-long metro suspended its service in mid-March as part of precautions to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

The service resumed in September at 30 per cent of its overall capacity on September 1 as Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 curbs on public transit systems begin. The MOTC published various guidelines to be followed by the buses and metro services as part of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.

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