Paytm: Paytm partners Delhi Metro to launch QR code-based tickets

Digital payments platform Paytm has partnered with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to launch QR code-based ticketing for metro travel. With this new feature, commuters can get a mobile QR ticket on the Paytm app under the ‘Metro’ section, by simply mentioning the station of entry and destination station on the day of the journey. Passengers can just hold their smartphone in front of the QR code scanner of the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates at both entry and exit stations to proceed with the journey.
How will Paytm Metro tickets will help commuters
The QR-based ticketing at Delhi Metro stations will lead to an efficient, and hassle-free movement for lakhs of metro commuters in Delhi. Paytm offers the flexibility of payment options like Paytm Wallet, Paytm UPI, Paytm UPI Lite, Paytm Postpaid, net banking or cards.
A Paytm spokesperson said: “As the pioneer of QR code-based payments, we aim to offer convenience and ease of digital ticketing to metro commuters, helping them save time. Using this facility, Delhi Metro Rail passengers will be able to skip the long queues to buy physical tokens. We continue to strive to bring innovative smart mobility and payment solutions for Indians.”

Vikas Kumar, MD, DMRC said: “Introduction of this QR-based ticketing for all corridors of Delhi Metro through Paytm will facilitate efficient and hassle-free movement for lakhs of metro commuters in the National Capital. In the recent past, we have taken a host of measures to facilitate digital ticketing showing our commitment to the “Digital India” initiative, aimed at providing government services electronically with improved online infrastructure and inclusivity.”
Apart from this, Paytm also facilitates QR-based payments and offers devices like different types of Soundbox to merchants. These devices help the merchants get a confirmation on transactions related to their businesses. The company also builds technologies that help small businesses with payments and commerce.

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