Mumbai’s one ticket system: After state-railway tussle over payment, Niti wants uniformity

The state government’s plan to launch a one-ticket system for all of Mumbai’s public transport modes by the end of December may be further delayed.

The ₹140-crore integrated ticketing system will let the city’s more than one crore commuters access suburban trains, metro, monorail, buses, autorickshaws and taxis using a single card or mobile app. The system had first faced delays as state authorities and railways were unable to agree on how commuters will pay for tickets. Now, the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), which is coming up with a ‘One India One Card’ system for all public transport, has asked for uniformity in the payment system.