The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) of the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has partnered with digital payment platform Paytm.
The partnership between the DHR and Paytm has been done to provide customers with a QR-code based ticketing system to book tickets for joy rides.
DHR and Paytm in a strategic partnership has launched QR-code based ticketing system for joyrides.
This new service would give commuters the option to avoid long queues to buy tickets for toy trains operated by the DHR.
They can now simply purchase digital tickets on their Paytm app, and proceed for the journey.
With this, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has become one of the first operators of toy trains in India to enable digital ticketing systems.
Paytm digital tickets will enable commuters to book tickets without being physically present at the railway stations.
All they need to do is open their Paytm app, enter the date of journey, select the type of train and schedule and make payment to receive the PNR number.
They can display this digital ticket to the Ticket Collector to commence their journey.
Abhay Sharma, Chief Business Officer at Paytm said, “We are excited to partner with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway for digital tickets. The convenience of buying tickets on the Paytm app will further enhance the vacation experience of tourists in the region.”