March 9, 2021

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Delhi Metro Soon To Introduce Cashless and Touchless Transactions In The Wake Of Covid-19 Pandemic

<p><strong>New Delhi:&nbsp;</strong>Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon introduce cashless and touchless transactions for commuters through the QR code-based ticketing system which is currently only available in the airport express line. DMRC plans to make the QR code system available on its 9 corridors by 2022. DMRC is doing this as per the National Common Mobility Card standard model specified by the Union housing and urban affairs ministry. National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December last year.</p> <p>Accoridng to a Hindustan Times report, traveller will have to register on the mobile application, Ridlr, using mobile number and email ID. Then they can buy QR tickets by selecting the starting point, the destination station and the number of passengers who will travel. There is a cap of 6 tickets in one purchase.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/who-is-nikita-jacob-things-to-know-about-mumbai-lawyer-against-whom-delhi-police-has-issued-nbw-1444265" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="color: #f80707;">Who Is Nikita Jacob? Things To Know About Mumbai Lawyer Against Whom Delhi Police Has Issued NBW</span></a><br /></strong></p> <p id="3" class="story_para_3">Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communication, DMRC, was quoted in the HT report as saying, &ldquo;The DMRC has invited expression of interest for implementation of QR code, EMV (enabled Account Based Ticketing (Master/VISA), and RuPay based ticketing.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p class="story_para_3">Metros started working in September 2020 in a restricted manner, after almost five months of break which putting it in a huge loss. The DMRC appealed to the Centre to revise the safety protocols to allow it to operate trains with at least full seating capacity to make up for the revenue shortfall. Only 50-60 passengers in total can now travel in a coach, which in pre-COVID time carried 300-350 people during the peak hours, the full seating capacity of the metro is 50.&nbsp;</p> <figure id="3" class="Article_article_mad__1sOil"> <div id="inarticle_33435581_1" data-google-query-id="CIixvtzE6-4CFdOjaAodenQIng">&nbsp;</div> </figure>...

<p><strong>New Delhi:&nbsp;</strong>Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon introduce cashless and touchless transactions for commuters through the QR code-based ticketing system which is currently only available in the airport express line. DMRC plans to make the QR code system available on its 9 corridors by 2022. DMRC is doing this as per the National Common Mobility Card standard model specified by the Union housing and urban affairs ministry. National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December last year.</p> <p>Accoridng to a Hindustan Times report, traveller will have to register on the mobile application, Ridlr, using mobile number and email ID. Then they can buy QR tickets by selecting the starting point, the destination station and the number of passengers who will travel. There is a cap of 6 tickets in one purchase.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/who-is-nikita-jacob-things-to-know-about-mumbai-lawyer-against-whom-delhi-police-has-issued-nbw-1444265&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="color: #f80707;">Who Is Nikita Jacob? Things To Know About Mumbai Lawyer Against Whom Delhi Police Has Issued NBW</span></a><br /></strong></p> <p id="3" class="story_para_3">Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communication, DMRC, was quoted in the HT report as saying, &ldquo;The DMRC has invited expression of interest for implementation of QR code, EMV (enabled Account Based Ticketing (Master/VISA), and RuPay based ticketing.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p class="story_para_3">Metros started working in September 2020 in a restricted manner, after almost five months of break which putting it in a huge loss. The DMRC appealed to the Centre to revise the safety protocols to allow it to operate trains with at least full seating capacity to make up for the revenue shortfall. Only 50-60 passengers in total can now travel in a coach, which in pre-COVID time carried 300-350 people during the peak hours, the full seating capacity of the metro is 50.&nbsp;</p> <figure id="3" class="Article_article_mad__1sOil"> <div id="inarticle_33435581_1" data-google-query-id="CIixvtzE6-4CFdOjaAodenQIng">&nbsp;</div> </figure>

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