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170608-01-2024
KOLKATA
PAPER-BASED QR CODE TICKETING SYSTEM INTRODUCED AT KARUNAMOYEE AND CENTRAL PARK STATIONS OF EAST-WEST METRO

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

PRESS RELEASE

PAPER-BASED QR CODE TICKETING SYSTEM INTRODUCED AT KARUNAMOYEE AND CENTRAL PARK STATIONS OF

EAST-WEST METRO

Kolkata, Date: 06.01.2024

Good news for Metro commuters!

After Sealdah and Salt Lake Sector V stations, now Paper -Based QR Code Ticketing system has been introduced in Karunamoyee and Central Park Metro stations of East-West Metro (Green Line). This facility has been made available at these two stations from 04.01.2024 evening. Now Metro commuters will be able to purchase Paper- Based QR Code Tickets from these two stations also apart from Sealdah and Salt Lake Sector V.As a result, out of the eight operational stations of Green Line, commuters will be able to purchase this ticket by availing this ticketing facility at four stations.

It is to be noted that this alternative ticketing system was introduced first in Green Line o­n 11.10.2023 at Sealdah Metro station. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has developed this system which has already become popular among the Metro commuters.

Metro Railway Authorities have been constantly taking steps to improve passenger -friendly amenities in the Metro premises.Expansion of Paper Based QR Code Ticketing System is a part of that endeavour and this facility will be extended further to enable Metro commuters to avail Metro services by purchasing Paper -Based QR Code Ticket from all the stations of Green Line.

All the AFC-PC gates of different stations of Green Line have already been upgraded to make this new ticketing system successful.

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 and Joka to Taratala stretches of Blue Line and Purple Line respectively..

Commuters have welcomed this new move of the Metro Authorities. Passenger response has been very good at Karunamoyee and Central Park stations in the first two days.

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer











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