In yet another initiative to make the Hyderabad Metro Rail truly a world-class metro rail system, L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd has decided to introduce the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the convenience of commuters. The ticketing system will be integrated with APSRTC city buses and MMTS trains. Users can access all modes of public transport on a single smart card.
This contactless smart card ticket system will enable commuters to travel in metro trains by paying ticket charges through debit or credit cards. Commuters can enter the metro stations by flashing the smart card in front of the ticket vending machine which causes the gates to open automatically. L&TMRHL awarded the contract to Samsung Data Systems India Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Samsung SDS, Korea, on Monday. The contract is said to be worth around 220 crore.