Jul 3, 2017

Now, recharge Metro card with QR scan

Facility launched at five stations

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday launched a new facility that will allow commuters to recharge smart cards and buy tokens through government-owned payment method
Bharat Quick Response (QR) Code.

Brought in to ease crowds at cash counters and vending machines, the facility has been introduced at five stations, including Rajiv Chowk. The facility was launched by DMRC managing director Mangu Singh at Rajiv Chowk metro station.

“With this facility, commuters will be able to use Bharat QR Code, being provided by HDFC Bank, displayed at token counters/customer care centres through their respective bank’s app installed in their smartphones,” a metro official said.

All bank wallets and savings account holders can make payments using Bharat QR by logging into their bank’s app and scanning the QR code available at the stations, the official added.

Going cashless

This facility is also available at Rajendra Place (Blue Line), Seelampur and Pitampura (Red Line), and Nehru Place (Violet Line) stations. The DMRC eventually plans to introduce the facility at all stations.

“This new cashless facility is expected to provide commuters a more convenient and faster access to the DMRC network,” said Mr. Singh.

Recently, the DMRC had launched the experimental ‘Dream Gates’ on the Violet Line and a smart card recharge/token sale facility through credit/debit cards at Lal Quila metro station.

- the hindu