New Delhi: Bring exact change if you want to overcome serpentine queues tokens to travel in Delhi Metro network from now. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has opened dedicated “Exact Change Counters” in 20 stations beginning Sunday.
“Only those passengers who bring exact change for token purchase will be entertained in these counters. These passengers will not have to stand in queues at check-in manual cards, and can be purchased Accountants Exact Change token without any hassle “said the corporation. “These dedicated counters have been opened to facilitate and encourage passengers to carry exact change to buy tokens to travel underground.”
The counters are operating at the stations, including New Delhi, Chandni Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Anand Vihar, Shahdara and Huda City Centre.
Delhi Metro, on average, faces a demand of about 7 lakh coins per day of Re 1, R 2 and R 5 denominations. “The DMRC tries than enough change is available at the stations,” he said.
“Despite all efforts, however, only about 4 to 4.5 lakh coins may be available at stations on a daily basis, thus creating a huge gap between demand and supply,” said the DMRC.
The corporation has also advised travelers to use smart cards instead of chips. “By using smart cards, you can use a discount of 10 percent on all trips. It also helps in handling the problem of change in seasons,” he said.
The DMRC has installed machines Point of Sale (POS) in 73 passenger stations that their Metro smart cards that use credit cards or debit cards to recharge, eliminating the need to carry cash at ticket counters.
These machines are installed in Dilshad Garden, Seelampur, Rohini West, Rithala, Pitampura, Shastri Nagar, Rohini East, TIS Hazari, Kashmere Gate and Jahangir Puri stations, among others.
Machines are also installed along the line of Airport Express. “These machines are available at the Customer Service Centre of these stations,” said the DMRC. Currently, about 70 per cent of over 26 lakh passengers daily use smart cards.