Metro train is one of the biggest inventions and example of technology. This is a train that is economical and has led to a comfortable as well as hassle free journey by the passengers. This train has made the people enjoy air conditioned travelling during winters that make them have a comfortable journey without driving. This is a boon for the regular commuters as they do not have to wait for a longer time, as they were supposed to wait earlier for the buses.
Earlier the passengers make use of tokens that were sold at the ticketing counter. But, as a majority of people have started travelling by metro on different interconnected routes, this has led to an increase in the rush. The passengers can now get rid of this rush by making use of the smart cards that was introduced by the DMRC with an only purpose of staggering the rush and enable the passengers to travel without standing in queues for long time.
Also, the token could be used for one time and every time, it is supposed to be bought from the counter by standing in queues. But a smart card has a balance of Rs.100 at the beginning. This amount can be increased by the travelers according to their comfort. They can get the metro recharge with different amounts. The minimum recharge amount for a metro card is Rs.200.
The passengers can also get a discount of 10% every time on the travel fare, as and when they travel. Some of the passengers have been facilitated with the discount of 20%, when they travel during the non-rush hours. The metro card can now be recharged by making use of the AVM machines that are installed at the metro stations. These machines are supposed to be used by the passengers themselves and make their card recharged.
The process of using the AVM machine is very easy as well as simple. As we all know that the modern world is the world of technology advancement, hence the travelers can make use of their smart phones, sign in to the Paytm account and get their card recharged. The passengers are required to just put in the unique number of the balance transit chip at the back of every card.
The users of Paytm are sometimes offered with special promo codes, coupons, etc, along with special cash back offers. The passengers can also get their cards recharged at the ticketing counter. The smart cards can only be purchased from the ticketing counter. Also, these cards can be recharged from there. Nowadays, special metro cards have been introduced, that cards can be used for travelling in the buses also. These cards have led to an advancement in the status of living of the people. This has provided them with a comfortable as well as convenient living.
Several studies have been conducted and it has been shown that about 70% of the passengers are the smart card users.