The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce QR code-based ticketing for DMRC services through the IRCTC portal, as part of 'One India-One Ticket Initiative'.
Under the partnership, passengers who book online tickets through the IRCTC platform for railways, air travel, or buses will now have the added convenience of seamlessly booking DMRC QR code-based tickets.
The DMRC tickets can be issued in sync with the advance reservation period of Indian Railways. By integrating these services, passengers can now effortlessly plan their entire journey in one go.
The DMRC QR code-based ticket will be seamlessly generated and printed on the electronic reservation slip (ERS) of IRCTC. This integration aims to streamline travel experiences, eliminating the need for passengers to endure long queues and saving valuable time.
Speaking about this pioneering partnership, Chairman and Managing Director of IRCTC, Seema Kumar emphasised, "The 'One India One Ticket Initiative' is a manifestation of our unwavering commitment to simplifying the ticketing process and to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers in the Delhi region.
"Through the execution of this MoU with DMRC, we are diligently working towards bridging various modes of transportation, ultimately delivering unparalleled benefits to passengers."
DMRC MD Vikas Kumar shared the sentiment, stating, "Our collaboration with IRCTC marks an exciting milestone for us, aligning perfectly with our mission to offer integrated and seamless transport solutions to our valued DMRC commuters.
"This initiative will not only contribute to a hassle- free experience for passengers but also significantly alleviate congestion at DMRC stations by reducing the reliance on counter-based physical ticketing."
With this landmark MoU, IRCTC and DMRC are poised to transform the landscape of travel in the Delhi region, setting new standards for convenience, efficiency, and connectivity. This collaborative effort stands as a testament to the dedication of both organisations to serve the needs of passengers in an increasingly interconnected world.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a central public sector undertaking of Ministry of Railways, providing services across sectors including online ticketing, catering, and tourism. Committed to providing cutting-edge solutions and services to travellers, IRCTC is at the forefront of creating happy travel experiences across India.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is a pioneer in introducing world-class metro services in India. Committed to delivering safe, reliable, and efficient transportation solutions, DMRC plays a pivotal role in enhancing urban mobility and connectivity within the National Capital Region.
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