Chennai to launch integrated ticketing system

Chennai’s Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA) is set to revolutionize city travel with the introduction of an Integrated Ticketing System (ITS). Scheduled to debut for city buses and metro trains by December this year and extend to suburban trains by March 2025, this system aims to simplify travel across various modes of public transport.

Central to this initiative is a mobile app developed by Moving Tech Innovations Private Limited. This app will allow passengers to purchase a single ticket for journeys involving multiple modes of transport, using a QR code for validation to ensure seamless transfers.

Additionally, Chennai Metrorail’s National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) will soon be compatible with MTC buses. Upgraded electronic ticketing machines in city buses will accept NCMC card payments, significantly enhancing convenience for commuters.

The app will also offer real-time location updates for MTC buses, metro trains, suburban trains, and MRTS, empowering passengers to choose the fastest routes to their destinations.

This integrated approach is expected to streamline travel, reduce the hassle of multiple tickets, and improve the overall efficiency of Chennai’s public transportation network.