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Metro return journey token fares revised

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), to encourage commuters to adopt card-based store value passes, will withdraw the discount from the return journey tokens (RJT). Under the new structure, which will be effective December 1, the fare of RJT will be ₹20, ₹40, ₹60, and ₹75, across four different slabs from the present ₹20, ₹35, ₹55, and ₹70.

The move is to encourage commuters using return journey tickets to upgrade to cards, and continue enjoying a similar discount. Commuters with store value passes need not stand in queue. According to the MMOPL, use of cards improves the Metro efficiency as commuters with cards take 40% lesser time to pass through the automatic fare collection (AFC) gates. Otherwise, people have to wait at the AFC gates to collect tokens.

An MMOPL spokesperson said, “In the fifth year of operation, it’s time for our regular RJT commuters to move up the value chain and transition to cards. Hence, we have marginally reduced the discount on RJT. Card holders will also be eligible for the proposed loyalty programme.”

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