Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) commuters who have an account with ICICI bank can now recharge (top up) their Metro smart cards by sending an SMS from their mobile phones.
To be able to use the SMS service, a passenger should have an account with ICICI bank with his or her mobile number registered with the account. Commuters can recharge their smart cards by sending an SMS to 9222208888. The maximum amount that can be recharged is Rs 1000.
After confirmation from the bank through SMS, the passenger need to go to one of the 71 Metro stations that have Add Value Machine to show the smart card and complete the add value process.
Till date, a total of 147 AVMs are installed at 71 Metro stations across the Delhi Metro network.
At present, about 70% of the Metro commuters use smart cards and approximately 16,000 smart cards are sold every day from the various stations of the network.