There is good news for all citizens you can now purchase Delhi Metro tickets using WhatsApp. This newly launched service has been launched in collaboration with PeLocal Fintech Private Limited and is currently in the testing phase. Dr. Vikas Kumar, the Managing Director of DMRC from Metro Bhawan, launched the new pilot project. He added that this would be great for all the people who don’t know how to book a ticket.
People will be able to purchase metro tickets more quickly and easily using WhatsApp. Since it is a test initiative, the opportunity to buy tickets will be limited to specific metro stations and will not be accessible to all destinations. New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kaun, Delhi Aerocity, IGI Airport, and Dwarka Sector 21 are among the operational stations. However, additional stations are anticipated to be added to the list in the near future.
Steps For Buying Delhi Metro Tickets On WhatsApp
Step 1: The first step is to send a ‘Hi’ message to the DMRC’s official WhatsApp number which is 9650855800.
Step 2: In the next step you have to choose your desired language. People here are provided with 2 language options that include Hindi or English.
Step 3: In the next step you have to click on the “Buy Ticket” button and you will get the option to select your source and your destination station. People will also be able to find the last journey tickets and retrieve ticket options.
Step 4: You can also simply tap on the number of tickets you want to buy.
Step 5: After successfully completing all the steps, you will be redirected to make the payment for your metro tickets. Once you pay for your metro ticket you will receive a QR-based ticket on your WhatsApp.
Note: You should keep in mind that people receiving QR-based tickets do not need to get the tickets printed. People can simply scan the QR codes using their phone at the selected scanners that are available at the AFC (Automatic Fare Collection System) gates for entry and exit.
What Should You Keep In Mind When Purchasing Delhi Metro Tickets?
- A person can purchase a maximum of six QR-based metro tickets for a single ride.
- Every QR-coded metro ticket is valid till the end of the day.
- Once you enter a gate, you have only 65 minutes to leave.
- Only during operational hours would one be able to book Delhi metro tickets, and there will be no opportunity to cancel QR-based Delhi metro tickets.
- Remember that if you escape from the source station, you will have 30 minutes to do so.