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QR CODE BASED TICKETS BECOMING POPULAR AMONG METRO COMMUTERS UPI BASED TICKETING SYSTEM ALSO GAINING POPULARITY

AMAR METRO

KOLKATA

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

QR CODE BASED TICKETS BECOMING POPULAR AMONG METRO COMMUTERS

 

UPI BASED TICKETING SYSTEM ALSO GAINING POPULARITY

Kolkata, Date: 14.05.2024

QR Code Based Tickets have been becoming popular among the Metro commuters in the Green Line day by day. More than 13.28 lakh passengers have bought QR Code Based Tickets in between 1st April, 2024 to 13th May, 2024 for travelling in Green Line 1 as well as Green Line 2. Commuters of Kolkata and suburban areas are now travelling between Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah and Esplanade to Howrah Maidan stretches with such QR coded tickets with ease.

 

Around the last o­ne and half months of the new fiscal, total 13,19,173 Paper Based QR Tickets have been sold from different ticket counters of Green Line 1 and Green Line 2. Apart from that commuters have also purchased QR Code Based Tickets using Metro Ride Kolkata app with the help of smart phones. More than 9300 such tickets have been purchased by Metro commuters during this period. As a result, Metro has earned more than Rs. 1.66 crores from selling the Paper Based QR Tickets and more than Rs. 1.5 lakhs by selling Mobile Based QR Code Tickets.

Recently UPI based ticketing system has also been introduced at Sealdah Metro station of Green Line 1 for the convenience of the passengers. This ticketing system is also gaining popularity as more and more commuters are opting for this alternative mode of ticketing system which has helped them to get rid of the problem of changes at the booking counters. Since its introduction from 07.05.2024, Metro authorities have earned more than Rs. 43,000/- by selling such tickets through UPI mode.

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer






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