Well in these days of cashless economy, we all know how much sad we feel when have to pay with the last few notes left in our wallet. And then, in a city like Delhi, where you have opt for metro in travelling to faraway places, cash is a must to recharge your metro cards and buy tokens.
But no worries. Delhi metro is planning to allow only digital payment methods for recharging smart cards and sale of tokens at 10 of its stations.
The facility will be available from January 1, 2017. The payment options will be mobile e-wallets.
“Commuters will be required to scan the QR code at the station with Paytm app on their mobile phones. This will send a message to the token vendor or the customer care operator, who will then issue the token or recharge the card with the desired amount,” said Mangu Singh, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), MD, on Friday.
For emergencies, initially, at least one counter with cash option will remain open at these stations.
The 10 metro stations have been chosen keeping in mind the footfall and category of travelers.
“These stations have a major footfall of smart card holders, which accounts for at least 70%. Besides, it has adequate mobile connectivity,” an official said.
The stations that will provide this facility are: Rohini East and Rohini West on the Red Line; MG Road Station on the Yellow Line; Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Nirman Vihar, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri West, and Noida Sector-15 on the Blue Line; and Nehru Place and Kailash Colony on the Violet Line.
Well the refunds will also be provided through Paytm accounts. The refund will be received in 4 days by the customers.
It was the 14th anniversary of Delhi metro. Singh said parts of the existing corridors were being overhauled to fix wear and tear that may have occurred over the years.
And it has been reported that on Sunday, track maintainence work will be conducted on line going towards Dwarka. Train frequency would slightly be affected from 12pm to 3pm between Yamuna Bank and Indraprastha Metro stations.