Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Thales the ticketing system augmentation of phases I and II of the Delhi metro. As part of this upgrade, additional ticketing machines and access gates will be provided to improve passengers’ travel facilities and comfort.
The project will cover about 100 stations, improving and increasing the ticketing system of Phases I and II of the Delhi metro (respectively the first 65 km of track and the following 125 km) with a new generation of unattended equipment for ticket sale. Thales will deliver a total of 240 additional access gates and will install 300 ticket vending machines (TVM) and 150 automatic vending machines (AVM) dedicated for card top up. The additional gates will be delivered by February 2016 and completed by September 2016.
Recently, two new sections of the metro line phase III, Faridabad and Badli, have been inaugurated with the new automated vending machines which allow to significantly reduce queues at ticket counters.