Delhi Metro News: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to introduce Quick Response (QR) codes and other digital payment-based systems to make ticketing contactless.
Private firms have been invited by the Delhi Metro to upgrade its existing Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system to enable QR code, bank account, and RuPay based ticketing.
Currently, the QR code-based ticketing system is available only on the airport express line where tickets are issued using a mobile application. Commuters have to scan the QR code ticket, sent on the user’s mobile phone, at the AFC gate at the metro station.
Perhaps, the airport Metro allows the use of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December, last year.
As per the QR code system, the users need to register on the mobile application, Ridlr, using mobile number and email ID and then purchase QR tickets by selecting the starting point, the destination, and a total number of passengers while it is pertinent to mention that only 6 tickets could be purchased at a time.
Now, the Delhi Metro is planning to make the QR code system available on its nine corridors, spread over 314 kilometers, and 245 stations by the end of 2022.
Currently, the Metro users need to swipe the Metro travel card or token against the AFC gates to enter the metro station. The news of Delhi metro going to be contactless has left the commuters amused.
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