Commuters travelling on Mumbai Metro this weekend will be able to buy return journey tickets, a facility which was not available till date.
A spokesperson for Mumbai Metro said, "Special round-trip tickets have been introduced for commuters to enjoy a hassle-free ride this weekend." This will greatly help in cutting down on long ticket queues at the concourse level, which has proved to be a nightmare for authorities.
The return ticket is priced Rs20; people can take a round trip without exiting the system or queuing outside the token counters, an arrangement that the authorities should have done when Metro was launched.
These specially-designed tickets in different colours have three parts — one retained while issuing for accounting and two handed over to the commuter, one part for 'to journey' and the other for 'return'.
Besides this, this weekend, children up to 12 years of age and up to four feet in height can travel for free on Metro, provided they are accompanied by their parents who have valid tickets of their own.
For Mumbaikars, travelling on Mumbai Metro on weekends is the latest thing. A similar fad was witnessed earlier this year in February when Mumbai Monorail was inaugurated for public use.