ONDC Network Introduces Ticketing Service For Chennai Metro Rail Ltd

Chennai Metro Rail partners with ONDC to offer convenient ticketing services via apps like Rapido, Namma Yatri, and redBus. This integration marks a significant step in revolutionizing urban transit, with plans for other metros like Kochi and Pune to follow.

Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) an initiative by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), has launched ticketing services for passengers traveling on the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd in the city.

Chennai Metro Rail has become the first metro service to be available on the ONDC Network.

Following the launch of the service in Chennai, ONDC in a statement here said, the Kochi Metro, Kanpur Metro, Pune Metro, and other metro rail services are poised to join the network.

Passengers travelling on the Chennai Metro Rail can purchase 'single' or 'return' journey tickets through the applications -- 'Rapido', 'Namma Yatri', 'redBus' which are currently available on the ONDC network.

The overall ticketing experience on the ONDC network was enabled by CMRL partnering with 'Yaary', the first seller-side technology partner, the release said.

"At ONDC, we believe in embracing innovation. As Chennai Metro joins the Open Network, it is not just a milestone but rather a bold stride towards revolutionising mass transit. From multimodal integration to a seamless blend of ancillary services, ONDC is all set to redefine mobility," ONDC MD and CEO, T Koshy said.

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