Mumbai Metro users can now also buy tickets without going to or waiting in line at the ticket counter. Taking to Twitter, subway officials revealed that passengers can travel easily by booking tickets via WhatsApp. Mumbai Metro has released a video tutorial to let residents know about the new feature.
“The city that’s always on the go now doesn’t have to stop for anything. Even tickets. Say ‘Hello’ for convenience,” the tweet read.
Watch the video below:
The ever-moving city now doesn’t need to stop for anything. Not even a ticket. Say “Hello” for convenience.#whatsappeticketing# Fares services#ticket#metroeticket#onlineticket#book now#bookyourticket#mumbaimetroone#mumbaimetro#Have a nice daypic.twitter.com/rojFb0kqB6
– Mumbai Metro (@MumbaiMetro01) February 7, 2023
Passengers only need to send “Hello” on WhatsApp at 967000-8889. A link will then be sent immediately that can be used to purchase tickets.
Once the payment is done, a QR code will be sent, which will have to be validated at the Automatic Fare Collection gate before entering the platform. Itinerary details such as type – single leg or return – origin and destination, fare, date and time of ticketing will be provided in the QR code.
Meanwhile, the self-service WhatsApp e-ticketing comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Mumbai Metro Lines 2A and 7 last month at an event held at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Complex. -Kurla (BKC). These lines include a 35km elevated corridor extending from Andheri to Dahisar on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Metro line 2A is 18.6 km long, connecting the suburbs of Dahisar (east) with DN Nagar (yellow line) 16.5 km long, while metro line 7 connects Andheri (east) with Dahisar (east). Notably, the foundation stones of these lines were laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.
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