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BEST to use Trimax machine atleast till June

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 4, 2018, 1:55 am IST
Updated : May 4, 2018, 1:55 am IST

In 2016, a new contract was awarded to Trimax. The company has supplied 4000 new machines.

The BEST administration had given a contract to M/S Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Limited for issuing Electronic Ticket Issuing Machines (ETIMs) in 2010 for five years. (Representational image)
 The BEST administration had given a contract to M/S Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Limited for issuing Electronic Ticket Issuing Machines (ETIMs) in 2010 for five years. (Representational image)

Mumbai: The BEST will continue with the Trimax machine for issuing tickets atleast till June. Despite the fact that 65 per cent of Trimax machines have not been working properly and the conductors had to issue paper tickets to commuters. The BEST administration could be waiting for an integrated ticketing system (ITS) which will connect all modes of public transport.  

The BEST administration had given a contract to M/S Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Limited for issuing Electronic Ticket Issuing Machines (ETIMs) in 2010 for five years. The old contract was given extension after extension.

 

Former BEST committee chairman and member Anil Kokil said, “Due to the adamant  behavior of Surendra Bagde, general manager of the BEST, it is losing lakhs of rupees everyday. In 2016, a new contract was awarded to Trimax. The company has supplied 4000 new machines. But the general manager had returned the machines saying that it is not matching up to the latest advancement.”

Sunil Ganacharya, BJP corporator and BEST committee member, said that close to 65 per cent of the ticket issuing machines of Trimax are not working, resulting in huge loss of BEST. General manager of BEST is responsible.

The BEST has ordered 5000 paper tickets to deal with the damaged Trimax machine.

 

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