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190103-06-2024
KOLKATA
UPI PAYMENT-BASED TICKETING SYSTEM INTRODUCED IN ALL ASCRM MACHINES IN BLUE LINE

AMAR METRO

KOLKATA

PRESS RELEASE

UPI PAYMENT-BASED TICKETING SYSTEM INTRODUCED IN ALL ASCRM MACHINES IN BLUE LINE

Kolkata, Date: 02.06.2024

UPI Payment Based Ticketing System has been introduced in all Automatic Smart Card Recharge Machines (ASCRM) at stations of Blue Line. This ticketing system has already been introduced in all stations of Green Line 1 and Green Line 2. All ticket booking counters of Green Line 1 and Green Line 2 are now UPI enabled. As a result, commuters now don't need to tender the exact fare in currency notes and coins at these stations. Instead, they have now been recharging their Smart Cards or buy tokens with the help of this system.

This introduction of the new ticketing system in Kolkata Metro has been a hit among commuters. As all ASCRM machines of Blue Line now have this facility so more and more commuters are purchasing tokens or recharging their Smart Cards from these machines without any hassle. For example, if a commuter wants to travel to DumDum he has to type the first letter of the station i.e. D o­nly o­n the screen then an auto-pop-up will come o­n the screen showing all the station's name starting with D. After that, he/she needs to select the station name o­n the screen and then the payment page will appear. o­n the payment page, option of UPI Payment will be displayed and then after selecting the UPI Payment option required payment can be made scanning the QR code with the help of Smart Phone. As this facility at all the stations of Green Line 1 and 2 also has been available, Metro commuters have been utilising the full benefit of it.

It is to be noted that Metro Railway authorities with the help of State Bank of India and Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) have introduced this Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Based Ticketing System.

Seeing the huge response of Metro users, authorities are contemplating to extend this alternative ticketing facility to Purple Line and Orange Line for the benefit of the commuters soon. Necessary arrangements for implementing this facility in these Corridors are being made.

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer





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