Delhi Metro allows cash payment for smart card recharge at stations
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now allowed cash transactions at the stations. Now, the commuters can pay in cash to recharge smart cards. However, the tokens are yet not allowed as a safety measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“In a limited way, cash transactions are being permitted in Delhi Metro but token sale is still not permitted. However, public is advised to use cashless methods for protection against Covid,” the DMRC tweeted.
As per an official, the sale of tokens would not be allowed anytime soon but commuters can now use both cash and cards to recharge their smart cards.
The commuters can now recharge their cards online at https://www.dmrcsmartcard.com or pay through their credit/debit cards at the stations.
The metro services resumed in September after a gap of 169 days. The metro services were closed due to lockdown which was enforced to check the spread of coronavirus.
When the services resumed in September, the DMRC had issued new standard operating procedure (SOP), under which cash transactions were barred at the stations. Smart cards were made mandatory for travel in metro.