This would be done by opting digital payment app Paytm for token purchase and smart card recharge.
New Delhi: In a step towards cashless transactions, Delhi Metro will make ten of its stations, across various sections of its network, completely cashless from January 1. This would be done by opting digital payment app Paytm for token purchase and smart card recharge.
The commuters at these stations will be required to scan the QR code at the station with Paytm app on their mobile phones. This will send a message to the token vendor or the customer care operator, who will then issue the token or recharge the card with the desired amount, said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in a statement.
The ten metro stations which have been chosen, are done so because of certain prominent factors, namely, major footfall of smart-card holders (at least 70 per cent) and adequate mobile connectivity.
The stations are Rohini East and Rohini West on the Red Line; M.G. Road Station on Yellow Line; Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Nirman Vihar, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri West, and Noida Sector-15 on Blue Line; and Nehru Place and Kailash Colony on Violet Line.
Refunds, if sought by any customer, will also be done through Paytm accounts instead of cash.