HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): On Thursday, HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy launched Paytm QR-code built metro-ticketing system at here for a trouble-free ride to the commuters. The Hyderabad Metro Rail has also chalked out plans to launch QR-code built ticketing passes in several days.
On a system launch, the HMRL has taken a step ahead towards creating urban mobility solutions which are future-ready. “We believe that by offering these tech-powered solutions, we would serve the transit needs of commuters more efficiently and seamlessly,” said Reddy.
This service would give passengers a new right to travel seamlessly and avoid large queues to get tokens at metro stations. They can now purchase a QR-code ticket on their existing Paytm app, which can be displayed at the automatic fare selection gates to proceed for the journey. The progress is pointed at reducing cash transactions and to encourage digital transactions. The HMRL will soon induct 2 more trains between Ameerpet-Raidurgam route, he stated.
L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited MD K V B Reddy told the launch of mobile QR ticketing in partnership with Paytm will help people to book digital ticket very easily. This feature will help over 14 lakh smart cardholders using metro service to book single, return, store value and trip pass ticket using Paytm app. The tickets can be pre-booked and come with a validity of 1 day.
The company moreover planned to stretch this service to metro-feeder buses to assure last-minute connectivity in the city, he replied.
Paytm senior VP Abhay Sharma stated QR-code ticket booking feature will help in reducing overcrowding at the ticket counters.