The dormant CUMTA will finally hold its first meeting to discuss a common ticketing app.
What’s it about? The Chennai Unified Metropolitan Authority (CUMTA) will have its first meeting next week with Chief Minister MK Stalin. On the agenda is a common ticketing app by 2024. It’s the first CUMTA meeting since it was set up in 2010. Previously, the transport minister was its chairman, but the AIADMK government made changes to make the chief minister the chairman.
- The meeting will discuss the Comprehensive Mobility Plan, a multi-modal integration, MRTS commercialisation, and the common ticketing app.
- CUMTA will call for tenders for a transaction advisor to study the ticketing system of different public transportation systems. The MTC and the Metro have their own cashless ticketing systems.
Necessity: KP Subramanian, a former professor of urban engineering, said reviving CUMTA will help the operational integration of all transport systems with a single ticket. The mobile app and an integrated ticketing platform will be a boon for passengers.