In 6 months, travel in city on sin­gle ticket

WHAT TO EX­PECT

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Manasi Phadke

Ini­tially it will have some problems, let’s say, it will work in lim­ited ar­eas, but ul­ti­mately as the city’s Metro net­work ex­pands ev­ery three months to six months, so will the sin­gle-tick­et­ing sys­tem.

MUMBAI: A sin­gle ticket for all modes of trans­port in the city in the next six months — that is the tar­get set by the Deven­dra Fad­navis-led state gov­ern­ment to in­tro­duce the much-dis­cussed and de­layed con­cept.

Speak­ing at an in­ter­ac­tion with the Hin­dus­tan Times news­room on Thurs­day, the chief min­is­ter said, “A chief sec­re­tary-led com­mit­tee is work­ing on it, but I am sure we will have a sin­gle-ticket sys­tem in the next six months. Ini­tially, it will have some problems, let’s say, it will work in lim­ited ar­eas, but ul­ti­mately as the city’s Metro net­work ex­pands ev­ery three to six months, so will the sin­glet­ick­et­ing sys­tem.”

The sys­tem is ex­pected The one-ticket sys­tem is ex­pected to in­te­grate all ex­ist­ing and pro­posed trans­porta­tion cor­ri­dors of Mumbai, in­clud­ing: The city’s sub­ur­ban rail­way sys­tem

to in­te­grate all ex­ist­ing and pro­posed trans­porta­tion cor­ri­dors of Mumbai – the city’s sub­ur­ban rail­way sys­tem, Bri­han­mum­bai Elec­tric Sup­ply and Trans­port (BEST) bus ser­vices, the Chem­bur-Wadala­Ja­cob Cir­cle mono­rail and the city’s Metro net­work.

Fad­navis said the net­work is planned in a cir­cu­lar man­ner so that all routes, whether on the east, west, north or the south of the city, will be in­te­grated and peo­ple will have a pub­lic trans­port so­lu­tion to travel any­where in Mumbai.

“On your mo­bile phone, if you se­lect the Vi­rar to Navi Mumbai route, it will of­fer you a so­lu­tion with spe­cific di­rec­tions say­ing from one point to an­other you take the sub­ur­ban rail­way, there­after you will get a Metro, from there you will get a bus. If we of­fer an endto-end so­lu­tion, and if pub­lic trans­port has enough place to sit or stand, I think peo­ple will pre­fer to use pub­lic trans­port in Mumbai,” the chief min­is­ter said.

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