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Rail transit card scheme piloted in Mumbai ahead of national roll out
27 Apr 2012

A rail transit card scheme is set to be trialled in Mumbai ahead of a full-scale roll out across India.

The country's Ministry of Railways has developed the Go India card which it hopes will eventually allow residents to seamlessly travel across the country's rail network using a single card, reports DNA India.

It will be trialled on the Mumbai-New Delhi route, with Mumbai Central station of the Western Railway named as one of the six pilot stations.

"The new Go India card is a fool-proof national smart card that can be used as cashless ticket on all trains of any type across the country, including city’s suburban trains," a transport official told the news provider.

Go India cardholders would also be able to book tickets in advance using the device.

The new Go India card is an expansion of the now defunct Go Mumbai card, which was used on the city's buses and trains until December 2010 following a series of technical issues.

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