Hyderabad: A task force will soon be appointed towards implementation of common ticketing system for different modes of transport, a top official said today. On Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited's plans for introducing common ticket and smart cards facility to facilitate hassle-free journey for commuters both in metro rail and RTC buses and other modes of transport, HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said "We are working on it.
Now a task force is also going to be appointed. In fact the target given by Minister for IT and Municipal Administration K T Rama Rao is to come out with a clear scheme within two months (in this regard)," Reddy told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. With regard to progress on the ongoing 72-km long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, Reddy said "We are on schedule."
Services on the Ameerpet-L B Nagar, a 16 km stretch, would be launched in August followed by Ameerpet and Hitec City (10 km) in October, he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30 km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole in November last year. On automated smart parking system, Reddy said it has been finalised for 24 metro stations on the Miyapur-Nagole sector.
"We have got a very good investor for that. You will see a radical change the way Hyderabad is are going to park their vehicles in the next few months. The software is almost getting ready and without human intervention smart parking will be made available initially at 24 metro stations," he said.
Referring to multi-level car parking complexes, Reddy said the Request for Proposal (RFP) for such complexes would be floated in the next 15 days. Meanwhile, Drivezy, a vehicle rentals and vehicle sharing platform, today launched its first edition of 125 bikes 'on self-drive bike rental option for first/last mile connectivity' at five Metro Stations. The service will be made available at Rs 3 per km.
Drivezy co-founder Abhishek Mahajan said they have plans to launch electric bikes also in Bengaluru and based on the feasibility they would implement it in Hyderabad as well. (PTI)