Travelling in the Delhi metro these days can be somewhat heavy on the pocket. In a new move by the DMRC, they aim to set up a new technology that will make travelling for elderly citizens and students much cheaper. The DMRC is planning to install biometric ticketing systems to further the technological advancements in the Delhi metro.
What’s the benefit?
Installing these biometric ticketing counters will ensure a more safer and cheaper travel. With the new counters, they can issue smart cards and metro tokens on the basis of passenger profiling. Additionally, it also points to a more developed and transformative Delhi metro. Since smart card rules are not very stringent, providing discounts is not a viable option at this point.
Once the technology is set up, it will ensure that only the select few can avail the offers and discounts. Additionally, it will be integrated with the existing fare collecting stations at the metro stations. As of now, there is no word on how they plan to give concessions, so stay tuned to know more.
The new biometric ticketing and smart card distribution will be implemented across all stations of the Delhi metro. The entire network includes 240 metro stations and almost 2000 such devices will be installed. The cost for the entire project is around 14.5 crore and the DMRC is looking for private players to help develop and install the technology.
Some officials have said that the move is vital as the current ticketing systems were set up in 2002, and back then, they were the pinnacle of such technology. Now, it has become outdated and needs a revamp, hence the change.