Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has given a big gift to senior citizens, disabled and students. While announcing, CM Shinde has announced a 25 percent discount on metro travel for senior citizens, disabled and students from 1st May, Maharashtra Day. With this, senior citizens, disabled and students can now travel in Mumbai Metro at concessional rates.
Thousands of passengers of this category using Mumbai 1 National Common Mobility Card will get this discount. This will be Maharashtra Day tour of Mahamumbai Metro Operation Corporation Limited and MMRDA. Senior citizens, students and disabled passengers will get this discount for 45 trips or 60 trips on Mumbai-1 pass.
What did Chief Minister Shinde say?
Speaking in this regard, Chief Minister Shinde said, “We have designed the Mumbai Metro network keeping in mind the needs and safety of senior citizens, disabled and children, so they need to get maximum benefit of these facilities.” Earlier we have made ST travel free for senior citizens and women have also been given 50 percent discount in ST buses. We have taken these decisions in social spirit and hope that more number of people will travel with this metro travel discount.
Who will get the discount?
This facility is for senior citizens above 65 years, students studying up to class 12 and people with permanent disabilities. Passengers of these 3 categories have to submit some documents for concession. School ID along with valid documents like Government/Medical Organization Certificate for PWD, Age Proof for Senior Citizens and PAN (Student or Parent PAN) for students are required.
All these discounts can be availed at any ticket counter on Metro Line 2A and 7 on showing the necessary documents. The discount will also be given on new and previously purchased Mumbai-1 cards and will be valid for 30 days. The Mumbai 1 Card can be used and recharged while traveling at retail stores, petrol pumps and BEST buses.
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