Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director NVS Reddy launched Paytm’s QR-code based metro ticketing system at Metro Rail Bhavan here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said that with the launch of QR code based ticketing system, the HMRL has taken a step forward towards creating urban mobility solutions that are future ready. “We believe that by offering these tech-powered solutions we will serve the transit needs of commuters more efficiently and seamlessly,” he said.
He added that, this brand new service would give commuters in Hyderabad a new option to travel seamlessly and avoid long queues to buy tokens at metro stations.
They can now simply purchase a QR ticket on their Paytm app, which can be displayed at the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates to proceed for the journey.
MD- L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited K.V.B. Reddy shared, “The launch of mobile QR ticketing on Hyderabad Metro in partnership with Paytm help people of Hyderabad to book digital ticket seamlessly and create mark in industry”.
This feature will help over 14 lakh smart card holders using metro services to book Single, Return, Store Value & Trip Pass ticket using the Paytm app and experience seamless connectivity. These tickets can also be pre-booked and come with a validity of one day. The company further plans to extend this service to metro-feeder buses to ensure last-mile connectivity in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Abhay Sharma, Senior Vice President – Paytm said, “The QR-code based ticket booking feature launched in partnership with Hyderabad Metro Rail on our app would help in reducing congestion on the ticket counters at the metro stations.
Thanks to Hyderabad Metro Rail we would now be able to help metro riders to travel conveniently and book tickets on the go.
He said, Paytm provides multiple products & services like Metro Card recharges, mobile-based ticketing and trip pass for Bengaluru Metro, Hyderabad Metro, Delhi Metro, and Mumbai Metro.
Also, it is the first company to launch QR-based tickets for Mumbai Metro and is expanding this service to other major cities as well. (INN)