Traveling in Namo India, the country’s first rapid rail, will become easier. In fact, National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has started the facility of “One-Tap Ticketing” through ‘RRTS Connect’ mobile app, which is the first such facility of its kind in the world.
This feature will give passengers the freedom to generate QR code for travel on the RRTS Connect app with just a single tap, from anywhere within a 300 meter radius of the RRTS station premises. According to news agency IANS, with the help of this feature, the passenger neither needs to write the destination in the app nor book an advance ticket for the journey to generate a QR code to reach his destination.
Just by clicking on One Tap Booking in the app, QR ticket will be generated for the journey. This initiative will provide ease of travel to the passengers and passengers will also be able to change their destination without any dilemma during the journey.
Neither the departure station nor the destination station is required to be selected. There
will be no need to select either the departure station nor the destination station in the app to generate the digital QR code in the process of purchasing tickets through the one-tap booking facility.
Typically any such app requires departure and destination selection at the beginning of the journey, so the destination cannot be changed during the journey. To avail this facility, passengers will have to link their e-wallet to the mobile application and it will be mandatory to keep a minimum amount in the e-wallet, which will be only Rs 100 .
Along with this, passengers will have to activate the location services of their mobile phones while using this app. With the help of QR code, passengers will be able to enter the RRTS station by scanning the QR code and end their journey by scanning the same QR code at any station on the corridor.
The prescribed amount will be automatically deducted from the e-wallet at the time of exit from the AFC gate of the destination station for the journey undertaken by the passenger through QR code scan.
Rapid Rail was started on October 20.
The 17 km long priority section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor between Sahibabad and Duhai depot is now operational for the people. There are 5 stations in this section, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai and Duhai Depot.
Last month, on October 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged off India’s first NaMo Bharat trains and inaugurated India’s first RRTS corridor. The target is to operate the entire 82 km long corridor from Delhi to Meerut by June 2025.