After Delhi Metro, Buses, Too, Will Get WhatsApp-Based Ticketing; Here’s How To Book One

After Metro, Delhi transport authorities are planning on launching a similar programme for travel in buses as well.

by Tooba Shaikh
After Delhi Metro, Buses, Too, Will Get WhatsApp-Based Ticketing; Here’s How To Book One

Buses in Delhi are all set to get a ticketing system on WhatsApp. Given that it is the most preferred platform for messaging in India, collaborating with them to enable booking bus tickets will make the process easier. Hence, after Metro, Delhi transport authorities are planning on launching a similar programme for travel in buses as well. Here are all the important details that you would need to know about this new system.

Delhi Buses To Get WhatsApp-Based Ticketing System

Delhi buses
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In a bid to make travelling via public transport in Delhi more convenient, the government will soon launch a system that will allow people to book tickets on WhatsApp. Such a system is already in existence for Delhi Metro and now, it will soon be available for buses as well. The transport department of the city will implement this system in both, DTC as well as cluster buses.

This new move will make travelling on buses significantly easier as you won’t have to worry about purchasing the tickets after you board the bus or worry about having enough change for the ticket. WhatsApp is arguably the most popular messaging platform in India. Crores of people use it every day for all kinds of communication.

Hence, by collaborating with the platform to enable booking bus tickets will make it all the more convenient for people to purchase tickets. WhatsApp is also one of the safest platforms to use and users who are purchasing tickets will not have to worry about their safety when it comes to purchasing tickets online. The program will also make the region more digitised.

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How To Book Tickets On WhatsApp For The Metro Rail

Delhi buses
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Following are a few simple steps that you need to follow when booking a metro ticket through WhatsApp.

How To Book A Ticket

  • Send a ‘Hi’ to 91 9650855800.
  • Select your preferred language.
  • Click on the ‘Buy Ticket’ option.
  • Enter the relevant location information (where you’re boarding from and where your destination is).
  • Select how many tickets you want to purchase (You can purchase a maximum of six tickets per transaction).
  • Review your journey details and pay.
  • You’ll receive a QR-based ticket on WhatsApp.
  • You can also simply scan a QR code using your smartphone to buy the ticket.
  • Keep in mind that cancellation of tickets is not allowed.
  • You can book tickets from 6 AM to 9 PM on all lines. However, on airport lines, the service will be available from 4 AM to 11 PM.

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Have you tried booking a ticket through WhatsApp? Do you think it will make travelling easier? Let us know in the comments section below!

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