Kolkata Metro Likely To End The E-Passes By Middle of January

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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): Kolkata Metro is likely to do away with e-passes from mid-January, when the contract with the developer of the technology behind the e-pass ends.

The colour-coded e-passes, generated from a URL and booked in advance to access the north-south line, were key to controlling crowd when Metro resumed services after a 176-day Covid-induced lockdown on September 14.The state had appointed Ideation Technology, a technology partner with the state transport department, on a three month’s contract according to an official.

The state had appointed Ideation Technology, a technology partner with the state transport department, on a three month’s contract.
When the contract ended in December, transport department officials met with Sanjay Chatterjee, who heads Ideation Technology, to extend the contract for another month according to a news report. Metro Rail may be asked to take a call on whether the contract should be terminated.

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