Mumbai Suburban Railway has started selling Smart Cards. These smart cards can be used to purchase fare tickets at the stations through automated vending machines. They allow you to circumvent standing in the long lines at the counter. These cards are not similar to ones you see in other modern countries where they can be used directly at the turnstiles to enter at the station.
Nov 22, 2008
There is one interesting distinction between the tickets purchased at the automated vending machines and at the manned counters. The tickets at the counter lets you travel to the farthest station based on the fare you purchase. The automated machines print the station you pay for regardless of the range of fares.