In a bid to ease ticketing and recharge facilities for commuters, Delhi
Metro Thursday launched online recharge facility for smart card users.
this new facility, commuters will now be able to top up their smart
cards using debit or credit cards. However, recharge using net-banking
facility is not available yet," a DMRC official said.
Metro commuters can top up their smart cards through www.delhimetrorail.com and www.dmrcsmartcard.com.
completing the top up process, the commuters will be able to check if
their recharge was successful via Ticket Reader-cum-Add Value machines.
first Ticket Reader-cum-Add Value machine was inaugurated today at the
Barakhamba Road Metro station by DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh.
such touch-screen machines have been installed at 13 Metro stations
Dilshad Garden, Shahadara, Welcome, Seelampur, Shastri Park, Pragati
Maidan, Karkardooma, Nirman Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Barakhamba Road, R K
Ashram Marg, Jhandewalan and Rajendra Place, he said.
About a hundred such machines will be installed in the coming month, Singh said.
machines will also provide commuters with information about balance in
the smart card, last recharge details and the last five entry-exit
At present, about 69.75 per cent of Metro commuters
use smart cards and about 17,000 smart cards are sold every day from
various stations of the network.
Currently, one crore metro cards have been issued and are in circulation.
has partnered with ICICI Bank for the launch of this online automated
fare collection process and the bank has integrated its payment gateway
with the two websites for recharging smart cards through the Internet.