The Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.’s Mumbai Metro One has introduced a paper QR tickets from 16.01.20 at its stations. The switch from plastic tokens to paper QR tickets is expected to significantly reduce plastic pollution in the city.
- Moreover, Metro One authorities expect to monetize the empty space on paper tickets by encouraging advertisements on them.
- However, this may be a long term plan as Metro One will continue to issue plastic tokens until the end of March this year.
- Metro One has been internally testing the paper QR code tickets for around 6 months so as to prepare for the commercial rollout, it said.
- While all 12 stations will see at least one paper QR ticketing machine, busier stations like Ghatkopar and Andheri will have three machines each.
- A Metro One spokesperson said, “We are happy to be the first public transport system in Mumbai to launch Paper QR Ticket which enables ticketing transactions which are two times faster.”
- The state’s first Metro line operates on the 11.40 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor with 12 stations.
- Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL), which is a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, operate Mumbai’s first Metro Line, on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.