Delhi-Meerut RRTS: NCRTC partners with Paytm to develop automatic fare collection system | Delhi News
NEW DELHI: The NCRTC has partnered with Paytm Payments Bank Limited which will work with a technology firm to develop an Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for India’s first RRTS between Delhi and Meerut, officials said on Thursday.
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) officials have said that the Delhi-Meerut regional rapid transit system corridor will have an AFC system and QR code tickets for commuters.
Between Delhi and Meerut, the NCRTC is setting up India’s first RRTS, which is a rail-based high-speed, high-frequency commuter regional transport system.
“Paytm will offer modern bank payment solutions and work with technology company Datamatics – AEP Consortium, which will develop and install the Open Loop AFC system for the corridor.
“Commuters can also use QR code tickets that can be digitally generated on an NCRTC mobile app or on its website,” an NCRTC official told PTI.
The open-loop ticketing system allows passengers to use their contactless credit or debit cards, mobile wallets issued by their banks for payment for their journeys.
An NCRTC official said commuters will also be able to use any National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) issued by any metro or transport authority, or financial institution in the country.
Officials said the AFC RRTS system will be a highly secure, scalable and reliable system.
Under this system, new era digital mobility requirements will be integrated into mobile applications, dynamic websites, closed and open loop payment solutions and public information kiosks with transaction terminals. they stated.
“The NCRTC will also be the first to implement two levels of AFC. One at the lobby level and the second at the platform level. Platform level AFC doors will be provided to access the Premium Lounge to board the Premium Class coach on RRTS trains. said the official.
The premium or business class coach will be more spacious and will have reclining seats.
These premium cars of the RRTS trains will be accessible via a special “premium lounge” at the platform level. The premium lounge will have a luxurious ambience, comfortable sofas, magazines, books, coffee and tea vending machines, they said.