To reduce long queues at some of its busy stations, the Metro plans to install 100 token vending machines and 275 new automatic fare collection (AFC) gates.
The new AFC machines will be installed on stations such as Saket, Green Park, AIIMS, Malviya Nagar, INA, Hauz Khas, Subhash Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Nirman Vihar, etc. Currently, there are 2700 AFC gates on all stations.
Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communication, DMRC said, “The new AFC gates will cover about 25 Metro stations of Phase-I and Phase-II. We will upgrade about 150 AFCs of stations on Phase-1 and Phase-2 stations”.
Dayal said DMRC plans to install 100 new token vending machines in addition to the exiting 1050 machines. “The entire process will be completed in six months’ time”.