BMRCL from 1st November. will implement a mobile app-based QR ticketing system | Techy Kings


BMRCL to implement mobile app based QR ticketing system
BMRCL to implement mobile app based QR ticketing system / Image Credit: HT


BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) from 1st November. will implement a QR ticketing system based on mobile apps. This initiative will allow passengers to ride the metro without using tokens or smart cards.

BMRCL Managing Director Anjum Parwez said that attempts were being made to launch the new ticketing system. “On the occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava, BMRCL will launch QR ticketing system. The new system will provide more travel comfort for metro passengers,” said Mr. Parwez.

Metro passengers will be able to purchase one-way tickets by selecting the departure and destination points in the mobile app. To travel on the metro, simply scan the displayed QR code at the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gate. The new method eliminates the need to wait in lines to purchase tokens or top up smart cards. AFC gates at each metro station have been upgraded to accommodate the new ticketing system.

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, BMRCL was going to implement National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) and QR ticketing system based on mobile apps.

Namma Metro activities in the city on October 20. celebrated its 11th anniversary. September. tokens were used by 36% of passengers and chip cards by 64%. The average daily ridership has already crossed 5 million and once BMRCL starts operating the Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield line for profit, this number is sure to increase. Commercial operations are likely to begin in March next year after a trial period that has already begun.

Commuters in the city who depend on public transport are requesting that the BMRCL and the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) come up with a joint ticketing system that would allow them to ride both city buses and metro trains. BMTC had earlier made big promises with the launch of a feature-rich mobile app that will allow users to track bus arrivals in real-time, a QR-based ticketing system, etc. obstacles.

A joint paper ticket that allows travel in both city buses and metro was introduced by BMRCL and BMTC in 2011. after the metro service was established.

In the city, BMRCL has a network of 55 km of operational metro lines, while BMTC has a fleet of 6,800 buses and operates more than 52,300 trips per day.

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