Starting Monday, Delhi Metro commuters can download free apps from an Android application which would also offer them redeemable points for recharging their Delhi Metro smart cards.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has entered into a tie-up with 'Offer World', an application for Android users, that in turn will reward users who will download apps available in its kitty.
"To get the benefits one will have to simply download the OfferWorld app from Google Play. Then simply download any of the selected apps listed on the offer page, [and] that will give you credits," DMRC Chief Spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
From games, news portals to e-commerce portals, OfferWorld features a range of apps which it claims will grow in the days to come.
For every recharge, a user can simply redeem collected credits by entering the smart card number - which is printed on the back of every card - on the app.
"The card will be recharged within 48 hours of entering the details. You will also be able to check your available balance or credits from the home option of the app," he added.
According to the app developers, to get recharge benefits, a minimum of 100 credit points will have to be collected.
Dayal said, the move is aimed at optimising and encouraging use of smart cards by tapping the ever-growing community of Android smartphone users.
"70 percent of metro commuters use smart cards at present."
The app will be popularised through media and by advertising it inside the stations and train coaches. The company says an iOS app is coming soon.
Written with inputs from PTI.