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In a first in India, RAPIDX to have ticket vending machines with UPI



In a first in India, RAPIDX to have ticket vending machines with UPI

In a first in India, RAPIDX to have ticket vending machines with UPI

NEW DELHI: Commuters can use UPI payments for purchasing RAPIDX tickets, which will make this service the first in the country to have UPI-enabled Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs).

Apart from the TVMs, commuters will have various other ticketing options for RAPIDX, such as commuter cards or national common mobility cards (NCMC). It will also be possible to generate a digital QR code from RAPIDX Connect, the all-in-one mobile app, and pay.

Commuters will also have an option to purchase a ticket from the ticket office machine by cash, credit/debit cards or UPI and NCMC card wallets.

“These fast, cashless modes of ticketing will ensure a convenient journey. It will eliminate the need and hassle of carrying cash or change,” said an official of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is executing the project.

To use UPI-based payment through TVMs, commuters will have to tap on the ‘Buy Ticket’ option on the screen. They will then have to select the destination station from the stations chart and the number of tickets they want to purchase. The screen will then display the four payment options, including UPI. Once the option to pay with UPI is selected, a QR code will be generated on the POS terminal of TVM.

Commuters can scan that QR code from any UPI app to make the payment. A paper QR ticket will then be created from the TVM.

“With a user-friendly interface, the purchase cycle not only becomes time efficient but also hassle-free,” said an official.

A NCRTC official said the 17-km priority section with five stations – Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai and Duhai Depot – on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RAPIDX corridor is ready and will soon be commissioned for use. The NCRTC is aiming to make the entire 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor operational by 2025.

The other two corridors of RAPIDX are Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat. These two corridors will bring the national capital closer to industrialized areas, educational and hospitality institutions of Haryana and Rajasthan.

The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar RRTS Corridor will be constructed in three stages.

In the first stage, a 107-km stretch from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to SNB Urban Complex (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror) will be laid.

In the second stage, the line will be extended from SNB to Sotanala (33.3km), with Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror in between.

SNB to Alwar (58km) extension has been proposed as the third stage. Delhi-Panipat corridor aims to connect Delhi to Murthal, Gannaur, Samalkha and Panipat in Haryana.

Source: indiatimes

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