PANAJI: India’s leading financial services platform Paytm today announced the launch of its contactless QR bus ticket buying facility for Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL), Goa. This new service would give commuters the option to travel seamlessly and avoid using cash for buying tickets following all social distancing norms. They can now simply purchase a QR ticket on their Paytm app, which can be displayed to the conductors while traveling on buses, says a press release.
Carlos Almeida, Chairman of KTCL, launched this innovative service. The tickets can be bought using various digital payment methods including Paytm Wallet, UPI, netbanking and cards.
Abhay Sharma, Chief Business Officer, Paytm, said: “We believe QR-based ticketing technology will revolutionise the way commuters travel. Digitising the process will help in promoting safe, seamless, contactless travel and help in reducing congestion on ticket counters. KTCL is a great partner and we hope to take this relationship ahead & help commuters travel conveniently and book tickets on the go.”
With the launch of the QR-code-based ticket system, the company has taken a step towards creating urban mobility solutions that are future-ready. By offering these tech-powered solutions, it plans to serve the transit needs of commuters more efficiently and seamlessly. This feature will help over 90,000 riders using KTCL Bus services every day to book QR tickets using the Paytm app and experience seamless connectivity. These tickets can also be pre-booked and come with a validity of one hour. The QR code-based ticket service is already powering the Bus Rapid Transit Service in Ahmedabad and Rajkot.
PROCEDURE TO BOOK QR-BASED BUS TICKET:
*Open the Paytm app and go to the Bus Ticket section.
*Enter source & destination stations, the total number of passengers & make the payment to generate QR ticket
*Tap the QR ticket and show it to the conductor.