The town has taken its first step in the direction of contactless, seamless journey. The Mumbai Metropolitan Area Growth Authority (MMRDA) on Thursday has invited bids for a cell expertise associate to develop and function a standard mobility software below its built-in ticketing providers (ITS) undertaking in addition to a banking associate for transactions.
Owing to the pandemic, the authority put aside varied choices and has determined to create a “journey planner”, a cell software to allow a contactless and seamless journey throughout public transport techniques.
MMRDA metropolitan commissioner RA Rajeev stated, “We are very happy to take a big step towards seamless travel in Mumbai. We worked on this project during lockdown and have coordinated with different public transport authorities to enable this. The platform will enable commuters to plan their entire journey with just a click.”
In a gathering earlier in July, chaired by the state’s city improvement minister, MMRDA permitted the revised proposal which is more likely to roll-out from December 2020. As soon as operational, Mumbaiites can use the appliance to plan their journey by making a fee on the app, which is able to create a QR code that can be utilized for the journey.
The applying will work throughout Metros, monorail, BEST buses, app-based cabs and the suburban railways.
State surroundings minister Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday tweeted, “A long standing promise now being realised by CM Uddhav Thackeray ji for MMR. Ease of living and travelling is the main intent.”
At the moment, every transport mode in Mumbai has its personal ticketing system — for suburban trains, commuters can use the ATVM card aside from the bodily tickets, Mumbai Metro One additionally its personal card, Mumbai monorail has a token system, whereas all funds for taxis and auto-rickshaws, even BEST buses, must be carried out by way of cash. Internationally, massive metros have single or a number of frequent mobility playing cards — London has the Oyster card; Hong Kong, the Octopus card; Sydney has the Opal card; Toronto has Presto; and Manila has the Beep card.