Found that you have low balance on your mobile phone while travelling on Delhi Metro? Don't worry! Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has installed multi-service payment kiosks at 20 Metro stations in the capital to allow commuters to pay their mobile bills and recharge their phones.
The facility will be available at select stations from today and commuters can make use of it by inserting money in the slot provided in the machine.
"The public can make monetary transactions like mobile bill payment and mobile recharge through this facility," a DMRC spokesman said.
The touch-screen machines are designed in such a way that the user can easily make the payment for recharge or pay his bill in just seconds. People using all major connections like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea can make use of the facility.
"These machines are touch screen-based and the user can select from the desired service and service provider from the screen to either pay a mobile bill or recharge a mobile number," the spokesman said.
The user can type the mobile number using the keypad on the touch screen and proceed with the transaction by inserting the required money in the designated slot, which will accept currency notes up to the denomination of Rs 1,000. After the transaction, the user will get a receipt.
The spokesman said the DMRC will gradually upgrade the machines so that commuters can pay their electricity and water bills, insurance premium payment, DTH recharge and book tickets for rail, air and cinema. Delhi Metro currently has a ridership of nearly 17 lakh on all the six lines and it is set to increase when the Airport Express Line is opened to the public.
As this is the first time that Metro has installed such machines at stations, the DMRC thought of installing them in few stations before extending them to all 132 stations. Currently, almost all the stations have cheque drop boxes which enable commuters to drop their bill payment cheques.
The multi-service machines have been installed in Jahangirpuri, Dilshad Garden, Anand Vihar, Noida City Centre, Rajouri Garden, Rajendra Place, Karol Bagh, R K Ashram Marg, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sector 9,, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi, Inderlok, Kashmere Gate, Rithala, Yamuna Bank, Akshardham, HUDA City Centre, Central Secretariat and Chandni Chowk. Denvas Services Pvt Ltd have manufactured and installed these "UNIPAY" multi-service machines at the Metro stations, the spokesman added.