Delhi Metro introduces facility for auto top-up in smart cards at AFC gates | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Searching for to advertise better e-transaction for commuters, the Delhi Metro on Wednesday introduced a brand new facility that may allow riders to get their sensible playing cards auto-topped up with cash at AFC gates.
Officers mentioned the power will probably be out there to be used throughout the DMRC community each time the companies resume. Delhi Metro companies have been closed since March 22 in view of the Covid-19 state of affairs.
“Delhi Metro commuters will now be capable of avail the power of a brand new sort of sensible card which comes with an auto-top up characteristic enabling them to recharge it mechanically at AFC (automated fare assortment) gates of the metro stations,” the DMRC mentioned in an announcement.
This new sensible card is accessible for purchasers by means of the app ‘Autope’ which is specifically developed for this objective, it mentioned.
Officers mentioned the outdated sensible card issued by the DMRC will also be upgraded to avail this facility.
Mangu Singh, managing director, DMRC, mentioned this initiative is in keeping with the DMRC’s dedication in direction of supporting the digital drive to advertise cashless transactions among the many Delhi Metro commuters.
“This new characteristic or the cardboard empowers a commuter to get his or her sensible card auto-topped up at AFC gates throughout the community which can assist her or him to have seamless journey with out worrying about top-up every now and then,” he mentioned.
The brand new sensible playing cards issued by ‘Autope’ will supply auto top-up performance each time the worth of the goes beneath Rs 100 and can mechanically recharge the cardboard with Rs 200 on the AFC entry gate itself. ‘Autope’ will auto-debit the topped up worth from buyer’s linked card or checking account the subsequent working day, the assertion mentioned.
To avail the companies of ‘Autope’ Good Card, the customers will probably be required to register by downloading the ‘Autope’ app (out there on Google Play retailer for Android customers and shortly on Apple retailer for iPhone customers), officers mentioned.
They will additionally register at Autope’s website and hyperlink their checking account or bank card or UPI account to their sensible card as a one-time train. A nominal charge (most of 1 per cent) will probably be charged as comfort charge from the client for every transaction, the assertion mentioned.
“As well as, these commuters who have already got current Delhi Metro sensible playing cards, they will additionally get the auto top-up characteristic enabled of their playing cards by registering by means of this app (Autope),” it mentioned.
Such current card holders want to go to the client care centre of any of the metro stations after three days of registration to get their sensible playing cards activated for this facility as a one-time train.
“This characteristic comes helpful at these occasions whereby, commuters are going to comply with a brand new journey protocol, each time metro companies resume, which requires social distancing and contactless companies as a result of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,” the assertion mentioned.
Nonetheless, regardless of the brand new card or a brand new characteristic, the prevailing sensible playing cards owned by the commuters will proceed to stay legitimate in the identical method as they was once thus far, it mentioned.
Other than auto-top-up facility, the advantages prolonged by ‘Autope’ additionally embody residence supply of latest playing cards, moreover their customisation facility and 5 per cent extra low cost on every prime up, the DMRC mentioned.


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