Passengers travelling by train or air will soon be able to “reserve tickets” in advance in Delhi Metro for their forward journey as the IRCTC and DMRC have joined hands to introduce the ‘One India-One Ticket’ initiative, officials said on Monday.
“In a significant leap towards enhancing the convenience and ease of travel for passengers, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have forged a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),” the DMRC said in a statement.
“This ground-breaking collaboration aims to introduce QR code-based ticketing for DMRC services through the IRCTC portal, as part of the revolutionary ‘One India-One Ticket Initiative’,” it said.
“These DMRC tickets can be reserved in sync with the Advance Reservation Period of Indian Railways. By integrating these services, passengers can now effortlessly plan their entire journey in one go,” it said.
“The DMRC QR code-based ticket will be seamlessly generated and printed on the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS) of IRCTC, requiring a nominal platform fee of just ₹ 5. This strategic integration aims to streamline travel experiences, eliminating the need for passengers to endure long queues and saving valuable time,” it said.
Seema Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of IRCTC, said the ‘One India-One Ticket Initiative’ is a manifestation of our unwavering commitment to simplifying the ticketing process and enhancing the overall travel experience for passengers in the Delhi region, the statement said.
Vikas Kumar, Managing Director, DMRC, said, “Our collaboration with IRCTC marks an exciting milestone for us, aligning perfectly with our mission to offer integrated and seamless transport solutions to our valued DMRC commuters.” “This initiative will not only contribute to a hassle-free experience for passengers but also significantly alleviate congestion at DMRC stations by reducing the reliance on physical ticketing,” he said.
With this landmark MoU, IRCTC and DMRC are poised to transform the landscape of travel in the Delhi region, setting new standards for convenience, efficiency, and connectivity, officials said.