New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Datamatics, a global Digital Operations, Technology, and Experiences company, today announced that it has signed a contract worth Rs 227 crores for the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and comprehensive annual maintenance of EMV based open loop Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). NCRTC issued the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to Datamatics in January 2022.
As part of this project, Datamatics will be responsible for deploying the AFC system for the nearly 82 km long Delhi-Meerut Corridor passing through one of the most densely populated sections of the National Capital Region connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh. Datamatics in consortium with AEP Ticketing Solutions will implement the AFC solution with complete responsibility of supplying and implementing the system consisting of contactless ticket readers, smart gates, ticket vending machines, add value machines, point of sale terminals, and computing & communication infrastructure along with the complete device software suite.
Speaking on occasion, Rahul Kanodia, Vice Chairman and CEO, Datamatics, said,
Automatic Fare Collection is a focus area for Datamatics. Over the years, we have successfully worked on and delivered over 30 AFC projects across the globe, including high traffic cities like London, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
"Since its inception, NCRTC has been a tech-driven organization. Continuing with our efforts to bring in new-age technological solutions for providing an enhanced commuter experience, we are delighted to have a partner like Datamatics for providing an Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. The new-age digital mobility requirements will be integrated with mobile apps, dynamic websites & open-loop payments solutions," said Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC.
Sanjeev Subhedar, President & Head - Of engineering Solutions, Datamatics, said, “Datamatics is the only Indian company with a robust AFC solution. In recent times, we have successfully executed the AFC solutions in the Memphis area, San Diego, Lucknow, and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine at Katra. We are also implementing an AFC solution for 52 stations of Mumbai Metro lines 2A, 2B, and 7. Recently Phase 1 of Mumbai Metro Line 2A and 7 has become operational for which Datamatics has implemented the AFC system. He added, “We are delighted to be part of the Kolkata Metro and the Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. We are committed to providing world-class AFC solutions while adhering to project timelines and assure continued upgrades and support to our customers.”
The NCRTC AFC System will support QR-code (physical and digital), EMV / RuPay open-loop contactless card based on NCMC standard and NFC Ticketing (on NFC devices).