In 6 months, travel in city on single ticket
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.