Delhi Metro goes savvy: Soon, pay for your ride using a smart watchCommuters will soon be able to pay the travel fare by using a smart watch. All one needs to do is to touch their analog smart watch at the entry and exit points
Good news for all tech-savvy commuters of the Delhi Metro. Commuters will soon be able to pay the travel fare by using a smart watch. All one needs to do is to touch their analog smart watch at the entry and exit points at any metro station, the way they were using their smart cards, during travel. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has tied up with Austrian company LAKS to provide travellers with a new range of wrist watches. These smart watches, named Watch2Pay, can be internally configured with the Delhi Metro SIM card.
These watches are available on e-commerce site PayTM where they can be bought in a range of Rs 2999 and Rs 11,000. “The new facility is expected to provide the commuters a more convenient and fast access to the Delhi Metro network. The commuter will simply have to touch the wrist watch to the screens of the AFC gates at the metro stations to get access” said DMRC in a statement.
The SIM sized cards can easily be removed and reinserted into the watch as and when required. The Watch2Pay collection is available in different designs.The Top-up of these SIM sized smart cards can be done through all the methods of recharge available to the commuters at present. Top up of the Delhi Metro smart cards through credit cards or debit cards and net banking is already available for the commuters. Recently, DMRC also launched the top up facility of smart cards through ICICI Bank’s Business Correspondent Networks (Outlets) located across Delhi-NCR.