KMRC Gearing Up To Introduce ATM-cum-Metro Cards

KMRC Gearing Up To Introduce ATM-cum-Metro Cards

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Date of Post : 01 July, 2017

Kolkata: The Kolkata Metro Rail is gearing up to introduce a Metro card that would double up as a bank ATM card.

Vishwesh Chaubey, general manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata & Chairman, KMRC (Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.), said,“We are holding talks with a private bank for introducing this combo card. Apart from the technological part, the revenue-sharing model is also being discussed.”

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  • The card would have 2 chips, one for ATM transactions & the for punching through the smart gates in the metro to access platforms, Chaubey said.
  • Also, the Kolkata Metro rail is planning to introduce a service in the Metro rail stations so that passengers alighting at a particular station can have information of the various shops in that location, whether, for instance they are offering any discounts or if there is a place of interest nearby that he or she can visit.
  • Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro, the Noapara-Airport metro will be complete by June 2019, while the East West metro & the Joka Esplanade metro will be operational by 2020, according to Chaubey.

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