Now the Delhi metro stations are also going cashless after the recent shift to the cashless economy in the backdrop of the demonetisation policy. From, January 1, 2017, ten Delhi Metro stations will go cashless and make use of Paytm digital payments app for all transactions.
Delhi Metro stations first to make a shift to cashless society
Refunds will also be done through the Paytm accounts of the commuters. The metro stations that are included under the cashless transactions are Rohini East and Rohini West on the Red Line, MG Road Station on Yellow Line, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Nirman Vihar, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri West, Noida Sector-15 on Blue Line, Nehru place and Kailash colony on the violet line.
DMRC Chief Mangu Singh said, “The cashless transactions for token and smart card purchase or top up at these stations can be done through Paytm by using QR-code, which will be displayed at token counters or customer care center of these stations.”
The token vending machines will also be set up at the stations for making payments through debit and credit cards. The other option would be to use the Paytm app for making transactions.
This news comes as a huge relief for the daily commuters, and would help greatly in making a smooth shift towards the cashless economy with increased use of the digital platforms for making transactions.
The commuters will ahve to scan the QR code with their mobile phones at the station for making payment through the Paytm app. After the scanning ofthe code has been completed, a message will be sent to the venging machine or the customer care operator which will then issue the token of the required amount.
In case the token amount has to be refunded, the information for the same will have to be given within 60 minutes from the issuance of the token and the amount will be refunded within four working days.