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DMRC to change entry – exit system

DMRC to change entry – exit system

In order to increase the number of passengers that enter or exit the stations, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) wants to adopt a new system.

The DMRC started the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates when it started its operations at the stations. But, it is consuming certain amount time so that small number of people are passing through.

With the new proposed entry – exit system i.e. an ‘open gate’ policy, the expected number of passengers would be increased by more than 65 per cent per minute.

Recently, DMRC introduced the open gate system at select stations on an experimental basis and noted the behavior and reaction of the passengers.

A positive feedback was received from the passengers. Hence, DMRC wants to change the existing system.

At present passengers can enter or exit by touching their smart cards or tokens on the reader of the gate so that the flaps are opened and allow the passengers to go. This consumes some time so often passengers have to stand in queue as they have to wait for the flaps on the gate to be opened and again closed for the next passenger to touch their smart card on the reader.

But in the new system, the flaps will remain open throughout. They will be closed if any passenger tries to enter or exit the system without touching a smart card or token on the reader of the gate.

As the flaps are remained open continuously, passengers can simply enter and exit the system without waiting for a long time. As a result, a lot of time will be saved and many passengers can quickly pass through.

Currently, about 10 to 15 per minute are passing at metro stations, whereas it is expected to increase to 20 to 25 passengers per minute with the newly proposed open gate system.

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