Delhi Metro launches FASTag-based cashless parking at Kashmere Gate station
New Delhi, July 6, 2021
For the first time in the country, Delhi Metro launched a FASTag/UPI-based cashless parking facility at its Kashmere Gate station here today.
The facility was by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh in the presence of senior officials of DMRC and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
As part of the Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) initiative, dedicated Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) lanes for Auto, Taxi and E-Rickshaws were also inaugurated at station.
The exclusively cashless parking facility, located at Gate No. 6 of the Kashmere Gate station, can accommodate 55 four-wheelers and 174 two-wheelers. The entry/exit and payment of 4-wheelers can be done through the FASTag. The parking fee will be deducted through FASTag, which will reduce the time for entry and payment. Only the vehicles with FASTag will be allowed to park in this facility.
The entry for 2-wheelers can be done only by swiping the DMRC smart card. The smart card swipe is used only for registering the time of entry/exit and fare calculation and no money will be deducted from the card. The parking fee can be paid by UPI apps by scanning the QR Code. In future, the payment can also be made through DMRC/NCMC cards.
The facility is a pilot project of DMRC. Further, DMRC is planning to set up similar systems at more of its parking facilities across Delhi and the rest of the National Capital Region (NCR), a press release from DMRC said.
In addition, the dedicated Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) lanes for Auto, Taxi and E-Rickshaws were also inaugurated by MD, DMRC at Gates No. 6 and 8 of the Kashmere Gate station. These lanes will enable a smooth movement of vehicles and enhance the last mile connectivity at the station. This initiative is part of the multimodal Integration (MMI) project taken up at the station, the release said.
In the second phase of MMI, which is under construction, there will be a Food Court (to be established by DTIDC) and also a Bus-Terminal (3 lanes with 5 bus capacity each) to be constructed by DMRC. After completion of the second phase, Kashmere Gate will be a transportation hub, integrating metro connectivity on Line -1, Line -2 & Line -6 with parking facility, ISBT Kashmere Gate, City Bus Service and Taxi/Auto/e-Rikshaw services.
"These facilities will provide a major relief to commuters travelling from/to the Kashmere Gate station, which is connected to a major ISBT and several offices around the station. The Kashmere Gate station is the only triple-interchange station of DMRC and is among the busiest stations of the network," the release added.