BMRCL has expedited its plan to go cashless by adopting a QR code-based ticketing system for particular person travellers within the coming months.
The QR code ticketing system will scale back social contact, particularly with regard to passengers who journey and not using a smartcard.
Namma Metro operations resumed in September after the lockdown however the tokens, which served as tickets, have been suspended in view of the pandemic.
Single journey passengers, who should not inclined to purchase a wise card, have taken to social media to demand alternate options to tokens.
Bangalore Metro Rail Company Ltd (BMRCL) has invited bids from firms to implement the brand new system, which is anticipated to be operational throughout the subsequent 5 months.
In response to the structure of the brand new system, a brand new app will permit passengers to e book tickets in QR Code kind displayed on the cell phone.
The QR code will likely be scanned by the automated fare assortment gates, which will likely be upgraded in all stations underneath Part 1 with expertise much like those in Part 2’s Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute hall.
The brand new app will play the position of the good card and will likely be built-in with the Metro AFC system, permitting customers to verify stability and transaction (journey) historical past. Immediate recharges via UPI, debit playing cards and web banking can even be allowed.
BMRCL chief public relations officer B L Yashvanth Chavan mentioned the upgradation of previous AFC gates will start in June. “In response to the plan, one or two gates in every station could have the brand new AFC system to facilitate the QR code system in addition to the open loop frequent mobility card. The work will start from June,” he mentioned.
If issues go as deliberate, BMRCL is anticipated to award the work in June following which the contractor could have 4 weeks to design a cell app and person interface and 10 weeks to go stay, serving to Metro companies to go cashless.