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KOLKATA
GENERAL MANAGER CONDUCTS TRIAL OF UPI PAYMENT BASED TICKETING SYSTEM

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

PRESS RELEASE

 

GENERAL MANAGER CONDUCTS TRIAL OF UPI PAYMENT BASED TICKETING SYSTEM

 

Kolkata, Date: 07.05.2024

 

Problem of changes due to shortage of currency notes and coins at Metro counters is going to be a thing of distant past very soon! Kolkata Metro is bringing a new mode of digital payment for its commuters in the form of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Based Ticketing System. As a result, commuters won’t have to tender the exact fare in currency notes and coins at Metro ticket counters o­nce this system becomes a reality.

 

Metro Railway authorities with the help of State Bank of India and Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) is going to introduce Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Based Ticketing System.Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway conducted the trial of UPI Payment Based Ticketing System at Sealdah station ofEast-West Metro today i.e. o­n 07.05.2024 and purchased a ticket with the help of this system. Shri Saumitra Biswas, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Metro Railway, has conceptualised this system in Kolkata Metro and played the leading role to implement it.

 

Once this trial is complete, this ticketing system will be introduced in East-West Metro (Green Line).In order to avail this facility, commuters will have to tell the destination station name and scan the QR Code displayed o­n the Dual Display Board at the ticket counters and make the payment with the help of their Smart Phones. After receiving the payment, QR Code Based paper ticket will be generated and commuters will be able to travel with that ticket. Commuters will also be able to recharge their Smart Cards with the help of this system.

After successful implementation of this ticketing system in Green Line first, this facility will be extended in Blue Line, Purple Line and Orange Line as well for the benefit of the commuters.Necessary arrangements for implementing this facility in these Corridors are being made.

 

All senior officers of Metro Railway, State Bank of India and CRIS were present in this trial today at Sealdah Metro station.

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer










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