PAPER BASED QR CODE TICKETING SYSTEM INTRODUCED IN EAST-WEST METRO CORRIDOR
Kolkata, Date :11.10.2023
Paper-Based QR Code Ticketing System has been introduced in Kolkata Metro from today i.e. 11.10.2023. Shri Saumitra Biswas, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Metro Railway, inaugurated this alternative ticketing system on experimental basis at Sealdah Metro station of East-West Corridor this morning. From now on passengers will be able to travel to any station of this Corridor by purchasing this Paper Based QR Code Ticket from the counter of Sealdah Metro station only. Center for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has developed this system which is expected to become popular in the coming days.
All the AFC-PC gates of different stations of Green Line has been upgraded to make this new ticketing system successful. Monitoring the response of the commuters, this system will be implemented throughout the entire stretch of this corridor very soon. Metro Authorities are hopeful that if this Paper Based QR Code Ticketing System is successful in East-West Metro then gradually it will also be implemented in Kavi Subhas to Dakshineswar & Joka to Taratala stretches of Blue and Purple Lines respectively.
Commuters have welcomed this new move of the Metro Authorities. on the very first day, passenger response has been very good.
Chief Public Relations Officer