The South Central Railway (SCR) today announced launch of ‘Digi-Pay Station’ campaign at Kacheguda station here and will soon start the initiative at 10 more stations under its zone.
“Under the ‘Digi-Pay’ Station campaign Kacheguda station is the first one under the SCR zone to become 100 per cent digital payment compliant. We will launch this campaign at 10 more stations in the next phase in association with Andhra Bank and other banks,” South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav told reporters.
He said SCR officials have held discussions with different banks, vendors and contracting licensees in this regard.
“For making this campaign successful, two things are important one is willingness of the banks to provide PoS machines and secondly vendors and licensees should adopt the system of digital payment facility,” Yadav said.
“We will try to complete 10 more stations (to make complete digital payment enabled station) in next 3-4 months and in the next one year we will add as many stations as possible,” the top SCR official added.
The idea behind ‘Digi-Pay’ Station campaign is that railway stations should become digital payment compliant wherein cashless transactions can be carried out for ticket booking, payments towards parking fee, retiring room, cloak room and other facilities, SCR officials said.