The ticket will cost Rs. 400 per month
HYDERABAD: The talk of taking up the second phase of MMTS has once again surfaced. South Central Railway’s General Manager H.K. Padhee has expressed his optimism over the Railway Board clearing the project following an “encouraging” response to the first phase.
Mr. Padhee said the delay in clearing the second phase was because the first phase of the project was “uneconomical”. He was talking to newspersons after the launch of the much- awaited combined MMTS-general bus ticket at the Necklace Road railway station on Thursday.
Delay in second phase
The MMTS phase-II project was awaiting approval of the Railway Board. About one lakh commuters were travelling by MMTS trains currently and it could increase up to 3.5 lakhs with the introduction of combined rail and bus ticket costing Rs.400 per month, he observed.
The combined tickets will be issued by SCR at the MMTS stations in Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kacheguda and Begumpet. An identity card along with commuter’s photograph will be issued.
Ticket-holder should sign on the card that will be valid for seven years. Commuters have to travel only in second-class compartment. The identity card issued with photograph by any Government and private agency, Pancard, passport, driving licence, voters identity card and credit card will be accepted as proof of identity for issue and renewal of the ticket.
Chief Secretary J. Harinarayan participated as a chief guest. APSRTC Managing Director V. Dinesh Reddy and others were present.