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NMMT, India introduces e-Ticketing service for buses

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The Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT), India, a transport body, has introduced e-Ticketing service in its buses, which would be operational from July 15, 2007.

NMMT has installed e-Ticketing facility in 15 buses at a cost of INR 50 million and 75 more buses will have this facility by June 1, 2007. The NMMT is also planning to install Global Position System (GPS) and Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) at all bus depots and buses to help the waiting passengers know the expected arrival time, position of the buses and other details. In the first phase, the system woulld be introduced at six prominent depots in the city. Currently, around 30 buses are equipped with VTS. Passengers will only have to swipe a smartcard that will be available at all depots/terminus. Conductor will monitor the machine and calculate the exact fare. The machine will also provide statistics on the number of passengers on each route and the rush-hour timing at the press of a button.

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