For Mumbaikars who take local trains, a new QR code ID card with a picture of the pass holder will be introduced soon. According to the BMC, the railways and the state government are working on a strategy in which there would be five levels of travel using these QR code-based photo ID cards. Read on to learn about the Universal Travel Pass for Mumbai Local Trains, Universal Travel Pass registration and more.
How to obtain a universal transport ticket? Ticket details
This ‘Universal Travel Pass’ allows residents of Mumbai and its metropolitan areas to use local commuter trains, metro and monorail. All passes specify the level of travel, with travel permitted for both the level listed for the passes and those below. For the Degree 3 title, the holder is authorized to travel if the level of limitations in force is 1, 2 or 3. The holder of a Degree 2 title can only travel if the level of limitations in force is 1 or 2 . with a level 5 pass, gain access to all levels.
Online application for the Universal Travel Pass
The company applying for these QR-coded identity cards would be required to contact the state disaster management body, according to the proposal. The employee information will then be submitted and government authorities will determine the level to be assigned based on the company / function. The QR code on the pass can be scanned with a QR code reader on any smartphone to immediately determine whether the pass is genuine or not.
According to a letter sent to the railways by the State Disaster Management Authority, this would make it difficult for individuals to travel using fraudulent credentials. In addition, all public transport agencies, including railway agencies, have been allowed to levy penalties. Medical, state and federal personnel have been classified for travel on this basis.
More than 3,000 people with fake IDs were discovered by Central Railway officials, while more than 750 people were arrested by Western Railway officials, who collected Rs 15 lakh in fines. Authorities have so far captured 30,346 ticketless travelers and collected Rs 1.09 crore in fines since June.
The difference between this QR code identity card and the previous one is that this time the identity card will include a photograph of the bearer. These QR code cards will be scanned by staff. However, monitoring passengers at peak times is difficult as it would lead to congestion if everyone entering the station were scanned.