One of the most convenient way to buy the ticket in Mumbai Local Train is with ATVM Smart Card. These are available on all the Local Train Stations. There are special counters for these smart cards and travel coupons. These counters do not sell anything else, so there is not much queue to buy these. You can Pay Rs. 100 to buy a new Smart Card. There is no need to give any photograph or any ID proof. Anybody can pay this amount and buy this Smart Card in no time. Each card has unique number. There is no magnetic strip on the card so it is safe to carry with any electronic item. You also receive payment receipt along with Smart Card. This needs to be preserved for records purpose, in case if any verification is required for ownership of Smart Card.
Out of your hundred rupees, Rs. 50 are kept as security deposit. and you get value of Rs. 52 on the card. This money can be used for printing ticket from ATVM machines before starting the journey in Local Train. Depending on your journey appropriate fare is deducted from your Smart Card. You can also use the card on ATVM machine to check the balance available inside. This Smart card works on Central and Western Railway ATVM machines.
Please note this card does not work with BEST buses like Go Mumbai card. Go Mumbai Card was discontinued in year 2010.
Instructions on the Indian Railways SMART CART
- For Single/Return Journey/Platform ticket & renewal of Season ticket for suburban section of Western/Central Railway.
- For balance amount enquiry can be done on any ATVM.
- Security Deposit & balance refundable upto one month after expiry of validity.
- No refund will be given nor duplicate card issued in case loss/theft/mutilated card.
- Refund of unsed/partially used smart cards on deduction of Rs. 10/- clearkage.
- Renewal of season ticket will be at par value.
Disclaimer: Railways reserves the right to modify/withdraw any facility currently being allowed on the card.
Instructions on Smart Card payment reciept
Ticket is not transferable. Issued subject to travel restrictions in force and rules notified in Time Table & Tariffs. The Season Ticket is invalid without identity card. Season Ticket is invalid without the Holders name, age and signature. Senior Citizen availing concession should carry proof of age.
Free allowance on Season Ticket: 10 Kgs on Second Class & 15 Kgs on First Class.
Free allowances on journey Ticket: 35 Kgs on Second Class & 50 Kgs on First Class