Guwahati: In another step towards the tourist-friendly digital initiative, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) of the Northeast Frontier Railway has become a partner with the digital payment platform Paytm. DHR and Paytm in a strategic partnership launched a QR code-based ticketing system on November 2 for joyrides.
Tourists in DHR can now book tickets for – the Toy trains on the Paytm app for their journey. With this, DHR has now become the first Toy train operator in India to enable dig ital ticketing systems. It may be mentioned that DHR is running numerous Toy train rides namely Jungle Tea Safari, New Jalpaiguri-Darjeeling passenger train, and Red Panda to promote tourism in the DHR. In order to rejuvenate the tourism industry in Darjeeling.
This new service would DHR give commuters the option to travel seamlessly and 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.
This was stated in an NFR press release issued here recently.