Travelling Via Kolkata Metro’s Green Line? Soon, You Can Pay For Tickets Using UPI

A UPI-based ticketing system will soon be introduced on Kolkata Metro's Green Line.

by Shreya Ghosh
Travelling Via Kolkata Metro’s Green Line? Soon, You Can Pay For Tickets Using UPI
The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system has become an important part of our lives. From shopping online to purchasing things from local shops, most people prefer using UPI for the convenience of paying in just a few seconds. All we need to do is put the amount or scan a QR code and add the password to complete the payment. Soon, Kolkata Metro’s all-new Green Line will also initiate the facility of purchasing tickets using UPI.

Kolkata Metro Green Line Will Begin UPI-based Ticketing System

Kolkata Metro UPI
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Digital mode of payment has now entered most sectors and now it is time to mark its presence in Kolkata Metro Railway as well. According to a recent announcement, commuters will soon be able to purchase metro tickets for Kolkata metro’s Green Line by paying using the UPI system. According to a report by Hindustan Times, Kolkata Metro Railway is getting ready to introduce this payment system in the East-West Metro corridor at first.

The Kolkata Metro Railway collaborated with the State Bank of India and the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) to start the UPI-based ticketing system in the Green Line. The launch of the digital payment system in the Green Line will indeed be a massive help for authorities. Every day, it becomes a struggle to return the money for changes to passengers buying metro tickets.

Before officially starting, the officials have started to organise trial runs. As of now, a trial has been initiated at the Sealdah metro station on Tuesday. P Uday Kumar Reddy, the Metro Railway General Manager bought a ticket using UPI during the process, according to a report by MillenniumPost.

Also read: Kolkata Metro: From Stations To Trial Runs, Here’s All About The Ruby-Beleghata Stretch

What Will Be The Process Of Purchasing Tickets?

Kolkata Metro UPI
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The steps to buy Kolkata metro tickets using UPI will be very simple.

  • First, passengers will need to share basic information such as the metro station they are commuting to.
  • Next, they will scan the QR code and pay the ticket fare.
  • Once done, they will receive paper tickets.

Soon, people will be able to recharge smart cards using UPI.

Also read: Kolkata Metro Updates: Construction For Underground Victoria Metro Station Begins & Other Latest Updates

What do you think of this decision by Kolkata Metro Railway?

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