NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday launched India’s first FASTag/UPI-based cashless parking facility at the Kashmere Gate Metro Station on the Red Line of Delhi Metro. The facility was launched by Dr. Mangu Singh, the Managing Director of DMRC in the presence of senior officials of DMRC and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
In addition to this, dedicated Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) lanes for Auto, Taxi, and E-Rickshaws were also inaugurated at Gate No.6 & 8 of the Kashmere Gate station which will enable a smooth movement of vehicles and enhance the last mile connectivity at the station and is a part of the Multi-Model Integration (MMI) initiative.
As per the press release of DMRC, this exclusively cashless parking facility located at Gate No.6 of the Kashmere Gate Station can accommodate 55 four-wheelers and 174 two-wheelers. The entry/exit and payment of 4-wheelers can be done through the FASTag. The parking fee will be deducted through FASTag, which will reduce the time for entry and payment. Only the vehicles with FASTag will be allowed to park in this facility.
The entry for 2-wheelers can be done only by swiping the DMRC smart card. The smart card swipe is used only for registering the time of entry/exit and fare calculation and no money will be deducted from the card. The parking fee can be paid by UPI apps by scanning the QR Code.
In future, the payment can also be made through DMRC/NCMC cards. The facility is a pilot project of DMRC. Further, DMRC is planning to set up similar systems at more of its parking facilities across Delhi-NCR.
In the second phase of MMI, which is under construction, there will be a Food Court (to be established by DTIDC) and also a Bus-Terminal (3 lanes with 5 bus capacities each) to be constructed by DMRC.
After completion of the second phase, Kashmere Gate will be a transportation hub, integrating metro connectivity on Line -1, Line -2 & Line -6 with parking facility, ISBT Kashmere Gate, City Bus Service, and Taxi/Auto/e-Rikshaw services, and these facilities will provide a major relief to commuters travelling from/to the Kashmere Gate station, which is connected to a major ISBT and several offices around the station.