Initially Metro started tokens for people to travel through places to reach their destination. Tokens were at one time used coin shaped and look alike. These were made up of plastic and were reused after adding value to them after the metro was closed at night. But reuse doesn’t mean you can use them for the same journey again. It can be said that these cards were retrieved by the Metro Officials and then they would add value as per the destination of the passengers. It simply implies that one has to buy a token as many times as they travel to the same place, and since there are many people traveling through metro, it is more tiring to be in queues again and again, and then, there is rush sometimes, which makes the things even worse. So, to make it a little convenient Metro Networks released Smart Cards that can be reused over and over again by metro recharge which can be easily done.
For the recharge, there are cabins placed at every metro station with one or more metro network officials there to provide passengers with right token, and the smart card, and do his/her smart card top up. Smart Card top up is done by them through a computer and they are well trained to do any such payment and finance related work at the metro. There was never a case of fraud or any problem with metro recharge in news or was never even heard of or even if it occurred it was fixed right at the spot. Everybody knows that computers and machines have the accuracy of more than 99 percent. So, the transactions are always accurately done by the metro rail executives and officials.
Recently, there are ATM and top up machines found at every metro station for anyone to do their own top up. It is easy and more assuring to people. One can either go to these cabins make them do the top up. Also, one can do this recharge through these machines and ATMs. The ATMs accept the cash and the machines are for transferring money online. For many people who are concerned about fraud and problems even after assurance from the metro network, it is a better option. It is also a better option for all those passengers, who don’t want to stand in any queue.
Also, people traveling through metro using the smart card; get a little discount in their every journey and also an added discount while traveling at off-peak hours. Smart cards are not only better for traveling multiple times but are also making their journey a little cheaper. So, a big top up made once can be much cheaper than buying tokens daily. The individuals can recharge their card once and use it multiple times with benefits of about 10% off of every journey, and they don’t have to wait in a queue before each of their journeys.
Metro recharge has made the journey through metro easier and cheaper. Now, people can travel through places conveniently, at reasonable prices and without any trouble.