New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in association with Amazon Pay has come up with a facility of recharging metro smart cards through Amazon Pay for its commuters. The facility was jointly introduced by DMRC's Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh and Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay through video conferencing in the presence of other senior officials.
Dr Mangu Singh said, “The initiative is in line with DMRC's commitment towards supporting the digital drive to promote cashless transactions among the Delhi Metro commuters, at a time when social distancing has become a new normal for everyone.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay said, “As part of our commitment to our customers, we are constantly innovating and creating new experiences to make digital payments seamless across a variety of use cases. Commute is a very important aspect of daily lives of our customers and Delhi Metro is the lifeline for millions of daily commuters in Delhi-NCR. By enabling our customers to recharge their Delhi Metro cards in a contactless manner, we aim to make their lives more convenient, safe, cashless and secure.”
It is very easy to avail this facility, you can easily do it through the Amazon Shopping App. Just click on the ‘Metro Recharge’ option under the Amazon Pay tab. After entering your Metro Smart card number, you can choose any amount between Rs 100 to Rs 2,000 to recharge their metro card.
After successful payment, you need to tap the card at the automatic vending machine (AVM) at any Delhi Metro station and select “Top -UP” to add the balance to your card.
DMRC in the recent past has already launched various other initiatives to facilitate easy top up of smart cards/sale of tokens to avoid queues and save time at stations. This includes the option of Smart Card top-up through TVMs, launch of Metro Combo Cards with banks, Credit/Debit Card transaction facility at stations, netbanking using dmrcsmartcard.com, other UPI and e-wallets.