One ticket to travel any way in Pune is now on the cards 

Pandurang Mhaske
Friday, 24 August 2018

What it means 

  • Under the integrated ticketing system, all public transport modes like city buses, metros, local trains, rickshaws and taxis will be integrated.
  • The Railways has already started working on a pilot project to develop the system for commuters in Mumbai. 
     

Mumbai : The State government is contemplating implementing an integrated ticketing system for commuters in Pune. With this facility, commuters will be able to travel by any means with just one ticket.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had a meeting with Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday. In the meeting, various issues related to the public transport across the state has been discussed. 

According to a senior official, the government has a plan to implement it across the state. “In Nagpur, the system is in place. In Mumbai, it will begin in next few months then will decide for Pune,” said the official. 

“Indian Railways had some reservations about the system. That has been resolved and the railways has agreed for the ticket,” Fadnavis said. 

“This system is already in place for Nagpur, but there are only two modes of public transport, viz. buses and metro. But there are many options in other cities. We have to study all of these and integrate them,” said Fadnavis. “In Mumbai, this ticket will also include water transport,” he said. 

The Railways has already started working on a pilot project to develop integrated ticketing system for commuters in Mumbai. 

This ticket will make it easy to commute in a local, metro, bus, auto or a taxi. 

Under the integrated ticketing system, all public transport modes like city buses, metros, local trains, rickshaws and taxis will be integrated.

According to the officials from Mantralaya, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will manage the project within Mumbai. 

Fadnavis also directed to complete the land acquisition process of the third line on Pune-Miraj-Lonavla railway line along with the Ahmednagar-Beed- Parali Vaijnath, Vardha-Ballarpur, Kalyan- Kasara, Bhusaval-Jalgaon, Manmad-Jalgaon, Wardha-Nagpur, Goregaon-Borivali, Borivali-Virar, Kalyan-Asangaon, Kalyan Badlapur, Panvel-Karjat and Roha-Veer line.

This ticket will make it easy to commute in a local, metro, bus, auto or a taxi. Under the integrated ticketing system, all public transport modes like city buses, metros, local trains, etc will be integrated. According to the officials from Mantralaya, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will manage the project within Mumbai. Fadnavis directed to complete the land acquisition process of the third line on Pune-Miraj-Lonavla railway line along with Ahmednagar-Beed- Parali Vaijnath, Vardha-Ballarpur, Kalyan- Kasara, Bhusaval-Jalgaon, Manmad-Jalgaon, Wardha-Nagpur, Goregaon-Borivali, Borivali-Virar, Kalyan-Asangaon, Kalyan Badlapur, Panvel-Karjat and Roha-Veer line.

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