DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) is starting new facility in which Metro card hassle will end, so Delhi Metro now accepting fare with Bank Cards, QR codes, NFC without Metro Card as travel charge & the process is under circulation for all the lines.
Good News for Delhi Metro travellers as now DMRC is finally planning to circulate one of the most awaited features for the Delhi Metro Line of using your Card & NFC as travel passes without carrying a dedicated Metro Card with you. Now, travellers can able to use debit and credit cards, QR code-based ticketing, as well as smartphone card as a payment option to cross gates even if you Metro Card Bal is 0.
DMRC Installing Delhi Metro new fare systems to work with Bank Cards, QR codes, NFC without Metro Card
DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has started installing Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system at 44 stations during the Phase-IV. While the new fare collection system uses the latest technology, the AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) at existing stations will also be upgraded to new ones.
The system will need to be upgraded on all corridors as anyone entering the DMRC network from a Phase-IV station will need the same system to exit from stations with AFC systems from Phase I, II and III.
This facility is currently available only on the Airport Express Line in the Delhi, with this new AFC, people will now be able to pay metro fares through different payments methods.
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DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) official said that, “the new system will lead to more digitization of services besides cashless and human error free transactions.”, Metro Corporation is also upgrading the AFC firmware. Some metropolitan cities like Kochi and Nagpur have this facility already.
However, only Debit/Credit cards of particular banks are acceptable there.
DMRC’s system will be able to accept transactions from all banks through RuPay portal. The new system will also help in creating more fare zones in the metro network. It helps in determining the fare to be deducted from the smart card based on the distance travelled.
You can pay for the tickets through Smart card, National Common Mobility Card, Mobile Based NFC (Near Field Communication) Ticketing, Mobile QR-Code Based Ticketing, and Paper QR ticketing.
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DMRC spokesperson also said that under the new system, penalty deduction will also be possible through smart card. At present, a passenger needs to pay the inflated price at the time of exit. For this, one has to go to its customer service window, in this new system, penalty can be paid through smart cards.
DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) will also integrate Point of Sale (POS) terminals with ticketing machines into customer service at Phase-I and II metro stations. This is necessary to facilitate payment through credit and debit cards. Smart card can also be recharged from POS.
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