Mumbai: Metro, railway commuters will soon be able to travel on single card

Suresh PrabhuSuresh Prabhu

It would appear that the government is starting to commit to the seamless integration of public transport and to that end, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said that they are working with the MMRDA to implement within six months, a way to integrate the Metro rail with the suburban local system.

This will reportedly happen when the Andheri-Dahisar Metro is complete, by which time they will also merge the system with the existing Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro, suburban railways and even BEST.

"We are working towards merging all the transport system in Mumbai," said Prabhu, but when asked why the existing Western and Central Railways along with Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro rail and Chembur-Wadala Monorail aren't already merged considering they all employ the smart card system. The integrated transportation system (ITS) will basically ensure that people, by swiping a single card, can travel throughout the city.

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  • MANOHAR06-May-2017

    Mumbai: Metro, railway commuters will soon be able to travel on single card :_When there is a Go India Smart Card available in Railway work on all Railway for ticketing. Why there is need of separate card for other transport connectivity. Instead of that make some changes addition in same card so passenger do not need to keep / but separate card for other transport

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