Hyderabad: Metro Rail passengers can now pre-book their tickets on MakeMyTrip GoIbibo, PhonePe, PayTM and ‘T-Savari’ applications in 20 of the 49 stations on the network.
Starting this week, commuters will be able to book tickets at 20 stations, including Nagole, Uppal, Tarnaka, Secunderabad, Ameerpet, Durgam Cheruvu, Raidurg, JNTU, KPHB, Kukatpally, Dilsukhnagar and LB Nagar, among others.
The feature will be rolled out across all 49 stations by January-end. Commuters will be able to book ‘single and return journey ticket’. In subsequent phases, trip pass and store value pass can also be booked through MakeMyTrip’s website an app.
The feature, embedded with a Quick Response (QR) code will allow people to pre-book two different types of tickets; single and return journey ticket for single or two-way journey.
HMRL managing director N.V.S. Reddy said, “With the launch of the QR code-based ticketing by MakeMyTrip, we have taken a forward step towards creating urban mobility solutions that are future-ready. We believe that by offering these tech-powered solutions, we will serve the transit needs of commuters more efficiently and seamlessly.”
Mr Rajesh Magow, co-founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip said, “We are excited to announce our foray into metro ticket booking with Hyderabad Metro. As India’s travel SuperApp, MakeMyTrip is committed to make travel more convenient. We are confident of setting new benchmarks in intra-city travel space.”
Mr K.V.B. Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, L&T Metro Rail, added “We at L&T Metro are committed to introduce next-gen technology in metro ticketing for passenger convenience and progressively moving to cashless digital platform.” Mr Anil Kumar Saini, Chief Operating Officer, L&T Metro Rail, added “The launch of mobile QR ticketing is a memorable day for the people of Hyderabad. Such collaborations would also be extended with other major apps.”