Now, buy Mumbai Metro tickets on your smartphone

Commuters can purchase tickets or monthly passes using the Mumbai Metro application

mumbai Updated: Nov 17, 2017 10:27 IST
Tanushree Venkatraman
Tanushree Venkatraman
Hindustan Times
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Mumbai Metro One Private Limited, the company that runs the Metro line, says it will be launching India’s first QR-based mobile ticketing product on Thursday at Andheri Metro station.(HT file photo)

You will no longer have to wait in queue to buy tickets for a Metro ride in the city. You can now buy them on your phone.

To ensure a hassle-free and convenient Metro ride, the Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One on Thursday launched India’s first mobile ticketing system for the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor.

The “Skiip Q” technology can be accessed through PayTM and Ridlr mobile applications. It will soon be integrated with the Mumbai Metro app also, officials said.

All you have to do is download either of the apps, select your destination and if it is a single/return journey and then pay for the ticket.

A QR code will be generated, which you will then have to scan at the entry and exit gates at the Metro station.

“You can book your tickets or buy your monthly passes even when you are not at the station. Your journey begins the moment you scan the code at the gate,” an official from the Mumbai Metro One said.

The validity of a single ticket will expire by the end of the day, officials said. Tokens and smart cards will also be available at the ticketing windows as added options.

The 11.4-km Metro line corridor with 12 stations provides connectivity between the eastern and western parts of the city. Around 3.50 lakh commuters use this line on a daily basis.

UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) said, “This will provide great relief to commuters and provide the comfort of skipping queues to travel in the Metro.”

First Published: Nov 16, 2017 13:18 IST