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Sunday, February 12, 2012

CUMTA planning to introduce ‘MORE’ card as common ticket for rail, bus travel


C Shivakumar
Chennai:
The government is planning to introduce National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) ‘MORE’ as a common ticket to travel both in rail and bus.

Sources told Express that Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority is exploring the possiblity to deploy MORE cards, which was released by the Union government last year in New Delhi.

The card will work as a cashless means of travel and will enable a commuter to travel seamlessly through any mode of transport without having to carry separate cards for different modes of transport.

Meanwhile, CUMTA, which held its first meeting after it got the assembly approval in 2010, is also planning to set up a Dedicated Urban Transport Fund at the city-level besides formulating urban transport policy for Chennai.

The meeting of the authority, which is to consist of 21 members under the chairmanship of Transport Minister, also stressed on the need for a separate entity and dedicated funding for CUMTA to assert its position and authority.

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