Thales has successfully delivered the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems on the first section of Delhi Metro’s Phase III that became operational recently. After the successful deployment of the AFC system for Phase I & II, the company has been working on the project to provide AFC systems for Phase III (79 stations) of the network. Ushering in a new innovation in fare collection to India, Thales has installed its new-generation ticket gates Dream Gates on two stations of the Delhi Metro Heritage Line: Lal Quila (Red Fort) and Jama Masjid. The four Dream Gates (two entries in Lal Quila station, two exits in Jama Masjid) from Thales allow passengers to travel using QR code on their mobile phones – a first in India.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first public transport operator in India to introduce gates with 3D camera technology for passenger control. The Dream Gate offers station providers increased rates of passenger flow along with the best protection against fraud. The Delhi Metro Phase III project is currently in progress and will enable DMRC to transport more than 4 million passengers per day. Thales was awarded the AFC contract in December 2014. Further innovations are scheduled for introduction very soon….Read More