Kolkata Metro: Over 13 Lakh Commuters Used QR Tickets In Green Line Between April 1 & May 13

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Kolkata Metro’s 1.3M Commuters Embrace Digital Convenience, Raking in Over Rs 1.66 Crore. (Representative Image/iStock)

Over 1.3M commuters choose QR-coded tickets on Kolkata Metro’s Green Lines in 1.5 months. Mobile app sees 9,300 purchases, earning Rs 1.5L.

Over 13 lakh commuters opted for QR-coded tickets in the Sector Five-Sealdah and Esplanade-Howrah Maidan stretches of Kolkata Metro in the past one-and-a-half months, an official said.

From April 1 to May 13, a total of 13,19,173 paper-based QR tickets had been sold from different ticket counters of Sector Five-Sealdah (Green Line 1) and Esplanade-Howrah Maidan (Green Line 2), Metro Railway spokesperson Kausik Mitra said on Tuesday.

Additionally, commuters have embraced QR code-based tickets through the ‘Metro Ride Kolkata’ app, leveraging smartphones for convenience. During this period, more than 9,300 such tickets were purchased via the app.

Mitra revealed that Metro Railways has earned over Rs 1.66 crore from the sale of paper-based QR tickets and over Rs 1.5 lakh from mobile-based QR tickets.

Since its launch on March 5, 2022, the ‘Metro Ride Kolkata’ app has been downloaded by over 4.79 lakh android users. Recently, the same app was made available for iOS users, with 4,700 downloads recorded from the Apple Play Store. The Sector V station in the Sealdah-Sector V corridor caters to a large group of IT professionals.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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