Pune Metro: Now book your ticket through WhatsApp

Punekar's can send a “Hi” to the Maha Metro Pune number +919420101990 and book their tickets. User will receive a WhatsApp message in the form QR ticket link
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Pune: Next time when you travel through Pune Metro, you can book a ticket through your Whatsapp messenger application. Punekar's can send a “Hi” to the Maha Metro Pune number +919420101990 and book their tickets.

Route Mobile Limited has partnered with Billeasy E Solutions to enable WhatsApp-based ticket booking for Pune, Hyderabad, and Nagpur metros in addition to Delhi.

More than 75 lakh commuters use these metros every day. To purchase tickets, they need to visit the official WhatsApp account of the respective metro, choose the stations, make the payment, and receive tickets directly from the WhatsApp interface. They can also pay for the ticket right from WhatsApp.

Currently, 15 cities in India have active Metro services, and Route Mobile has already enabled this solution for four of them, making it the largest enabler in the domain. Route Mobile first launched this service for Delhi Metro in the second half of 2023. Now, they have enabled this service for three additional cities – Nagpur, Pune and Hyderabad through a partnership with integration partner Billeasy.

Ticket booking on WhatsApp involves creating advanced solutions and the latest features like web views and payment integrations. Route Mobile was one of the early adopters of these features to create a solution that is simple to use for the general public and reliable in terms of availability, speed and security. This solution has been developed in Route Lab, the R&D center of Route Mobile.

How to use:

  • To use this service, the user has to chat with the official WhatsApp account of the metro, follow the simple instructions like selecting ‘from’ and ‘to’ stations and number of tickets and make the payment via their preferred payment method (UPI, Net banking, Credit or debit cards).

  • Upon successful completion, the user will receive the tickets as a WhatsApp message in the form of a link that will open the QR ticket which they can present at the time of entering the station and complete their journey.

Rajdipkumar Gupta, Managing Director & Group CEO of Route Mobile, said, “Our focus is on creating some very unique solutions powered by messaging channels that revolutionize the way customers interact with brands. By enabling ticket booking on WhatsApp for four major cities, we have become one of the largest enablers in this space.“

"Any large-scale deployment needs to be supported by an equally capable infrastructure. These kinds of unique customer journeys are what the engineering and product teams try to solve on a daily basis in Route Lab. We look forward to deploying more such solutions in the coming days,” he added

Akash Patil, Founder & CEO, Billeasy, said, “We are driving digital transformation for various enterprises and government organizations. Our partnership with Route Mobile enables us to elevate the overall experience and provide a simple, accessible solution to a larger audience, making their lives easy”.

To experience these ticketing solutions, you can ping on the WhatsApp number given below:

  • Maha Metro Nagpur: Send a “Hi” to this number (+918624888568)

  • Maha Metro Pune: Send a “Hi” to this number (+919420101990)

  • L&T Hyderabad Metro: Send a “Hi” to this number (+918341146468)

  • Delhi Metro: Send a “Hi” to this number (+91965085580)

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