• Ishaan kakkar

Delhi metro scouts startups for contactless QR-Code based ticketing

With social distancing and contactless payments becoming the new norm in the post-pandemic world & making this a part of reality, Delhi Metro recently announced that it is planning to set up quick response (QR) codes for booking tickets. For this, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited private companies and startups to bid for contactless ticketing systems.

This upgrade needs to be in line with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) standard model as specified by the ministry of housing and urban affairs so that the technology is scalable across all Delhi Metro stations and allied properties, including transit operators, retail outlets and parking lots and other facilities.

This also comes at the back of ‘one nation one mobility’ or NCMC, which was launched in December last year, with an aim to provide contactless experience to Indian citizens at many international airports. Airports in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and other cities, were the first to incorporate this tech-based solution to ensure social distancing.

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