Mumbai Local Will Have New QR-Code Based Monthly Pass Based On Restrictions, Rules
The Maharashtra government’s Disaster Management Team has decided to implement the use of QR-code-based railway pass, termed as the Universal Travel Pass for Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), for the Mumbai suburban local trains.
In order to roll out the pass system once again, the railways has worked with the state government.
The new version of the QR-code-based pass
People will be able to access local trains, Metro and monorail based on the levels of restrictions declared by the BMC and there will be five levels for the same.
Though at all levels of restrictions, government employees (local/state and Central) have been allowed to travel in locals.
Various Levels For Passes
All passes mean the levels at which people can walk. Each country will operate at its own level and sub-levels. For example, in the case of level 3, then the supervisor may leave if the limitation rate is less than 1, 2 or 3. In the case of level 2, then the bearer may only leave if the limitation level applies below 1 or 2. Levels of level 5 will allow the manager to use the pass at all levels.
Whether or not a pass is authentic or not can be instantly known after the QR code is scanned through any smartphone using a QR code reader. A letter by the State Disaster Management Authority to the railways stated that this would make it impossible for people to travel with fake passes.
“With a large number of travelers in need of passports, we will make them compulsory from day one, which will be informed by the railways in due course. Until then, the current monitoring and control system will continue for travelers without a universal pass, ”the letter added.
A Central Railway spokesman confirmed that the railways had received the letter, saying, “We have launched a massive campaign against fraudulent cards and illegal travelers, only allowing those categories of people identified by the state government.”