Maharashtra Day: Senior citizens, differently-abled persons and students to Get 25% discount on Mumbai Metro tickets

Pune: Starting next month, senior citizens, disabled persons, and students will receive a 25% discount on Mumbai Metro fares. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on the occasion of Maharashtra Day, which is celebrated on May 1st. The discount will be applicable to those using the Mumbai 1 National Common Mobility Card.

The Maharashtra Metro Operation Corporation Limited (MMOCL) and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) are jointly offering this discount to mark the occasion of Maharashtra Day. Senior citizens, students, and disabled persons will be able to avail of this offer for 45 or 60 trips using the Mumbai-1 pass.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that the government has created the Mumbai Metro network with the needs and safety of senior citizens, students, and children in mind. He further added that the government had earlier provided free travel to senior citizens using ST buses and free travel to women on ST buses by giving a 50% discount. The decision to offer this discount was taken keeping in mind the social aspect of the scheme, and it is expected to encourage more people to travel by metro.

The Mumbai Metro has become a popular mode of transport in the city since its launch in 2014. The metro network has been expanding rapidly, with new routes being added regularly. The Maharashtra government is keen to encourage more people to use public transport to reduce traffic congestion in the city.

The discount is expected to benefit a large number of commuters, and it is a welcome move for those who have been struggling with rising transportation costs. The scheme is expected to be a success, and the government hopes that it will encourage more people to use the Mumbai Metro network.

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