In today’s technologically-advanced age, when everything has gone online; from e-tickets to hotel bookings, more and more people are opting for digital payments. Public transport too is significantly shifting towards cashless modes to enhance travel experience. The rise of cashless travel, fueled by innovations like QR-based ticketing systems, is revolutionizing the commuting experience. And Chennai seems to be taking another step towards going cashless. The MTC buses and trains in the city will soon have QR codes that will further make purchasing tickets convenient, especially for the younger generation who prefer digital modes of payments.
From local stores to street stalls, QR code scanners are reshaping people’s shopping experience. These are offering convenience and efficiency in a world where carrying cash is becoming a thing of the past.
Revolutionizing Commuting in Chennai
DigiYatra has already made traveling on flights to Chennai hassle-free and now the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board (TNIDB) is gearing up to introduce a QR-based ticketing system in Chennai. While mobile payments have become common in various sectors, public transport in the state has remained reliant on cash transactions. This was a major challenge for daily commuters. The upcoming QR codes system aims to solve this problem. It will likely bring the ease of cashless travel to Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses, metro trains, and even suburban trains.
Convenient Recharge Options
Commuters can look forward to a hassle-free experience as the new system allows them to recharge via mobile apps and QR scanners. These are strategically placed at the entry and exit points of buses and trains in Chennai. The implementation will not only streamline the payment process but also cater to the preferences of passengers who can use popular apps such as GPay, Paytm, and PhonePe, in addition to UPI. This innovation in technology has the potential to improve accessibility and convenience. It will also signal a gradual transition to a public transportation network that is more digital and commuter-friendly.
What do you think about MTC buses and trains embracing QR codes to make payments hassle-free? Do you think it will help attract more commuters from the younger generation? Comment below and share your opinions with us.
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