Hyderabad Metro Rail has waved the flag of good news for its commuters with its Makemytrip (MMT) app, a cashless and convenient QR code-based e-ticketing system. Being the second biggest metro project, it’s been said daily around four lakh commuters are estimated to use the metro rail. This tech-powered ticket reservation feature is expected to help travelers beat Metro queues, experience a seamless interface, and also make it possible for them to pre-reserve different types of tickets.
Competing with the modern-world and setting the benchmark in the intra-city travel space, Hyderabad Metro is the first in the country to launch the e-ticketing system based on QR code. By collaborating with MakeMyTrip, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has announced this QR code-based e-ticketing system for metro passengers to reduce the tandems of ticket counter operations and subdue the waiting time in queues with a fast response code.
Hyderabad Metro Rail & MakeMyTrip App Allow Commuters Book Pre-Tickets
The QR-code based ticketing system allows passengers to book three different types of tickets beforehand for one and two-way journey tickets, a trip pass, and a store value pass. In specific, the service would allow passengers to book six tickets in a single transaction and can exchange these (six) QR codes with other WhatsApp passengers.
When swapping QR-codes with other passengers (in the 6-person loop), one must be vigilant not to exchange the codes with others, as the codes only scanned and permitted once, said HMRL Managing Director, NVS Reddy. He added the new ticketing system is designed to make commuting comfortable for people who don' t have to wait for tickets on counters
As of now, around 20 stations, including Miyapur, HiTech Town, Tarnaka, Secunderabad, Ameerpet, Durgam Cheruvu, Raidurg, JNTU, KPHB, Dilsukh Nagar and LB Nagar, has been initially offered with the QR code ticketing service. This service is scheduled to be made available by the end of January 2020 in all 49 stations.
MakeMyTrip co-founder & CEO, Rajesh Magow, said since metro passengers typically spend about 10 minutes in the queues for boarding. The new ticketing system for QR code-based was designed especially for Hyderabad Metro rail and has been worked on over three months by officials to reduce the passenger’s waiting time. To encourage this app among commuters, exciting offers are going to be offered for all who book their tickets via the QR code system.
Apart from this tech development, Hyderabad Metro Rail stepping forward for women safety has stated that female passengers can carry pepper spray with them. Officials have also announced soon, a new 11-Kms stretch of public-private partnership of HRML is going to start its operations between Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), with still more routes yet to join.
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