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.”
- 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.