You no longer need to wait in long queues to top up smart cards and buy tokens for Bengaluru Metro. October onwards, QR-based tickets will kick in with initial discounts of 5%.
Story so far: The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to introduce QR-based tickets for commuters. This technological jump will enable commuters to select the origin, destination, and number of passengers, thereby being able to bypass queues.
- Although the new system of QR codes will come into effect in October, the old system of physical tokens and smartcards will not be discontinued as they will still be valid in the new system.
- The Namma Metro app has to be used to link the QR Code based tickets. Once commuters enter a station, the virtual tickets can be scanned against the AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) gates in order to gain access to the desired platform.
Discount facility: 5% discount will be applicable through the use of QR code-based tickets during the initial rollout of the scheme.