Delhi Metro Commuters, Download This App And Get Free Recharge On Metro Smart Card
If you travel by Metro in Delhi, this news may help you save some money on your Metro travel. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has forged a partnership with “Offer World” to launch an app that will reward the users if they download apps that are listed within their app.
Every time the user downloads an app listed in the Offer World App, they will be offered set amount of recharge on their Metro smart card, which can then be used to buy tickets on Delhi Metro. The users will first need to register with the Offer World app to avail the benefits.
The Offer World app is currently available only to Android users, and you can download the app from here.
Each app you download you can get recharge ranging from Rs. 5 to Rs. 15. For example, if you download popular News app, NewsHunt, you will be offer Rs. 15 recharge, similarly, Paytm app gives you Rs. 15, FoodPanda will give you Rs. 15, Quikr offers Rs. 12, whereas Cleartrip offers Rs. 10. Currently there are less than 10 apps available to download, however, once can hope that this pool will increase over a period of time.
Once you have downloaded the apps, you will be credited with said amount, which can then by accumulated in your Metro smart card by entering the smart card number that is printed on the back of every card. This is available inside the app itself.
The smart card will be recharged within 48 hours of entering the details, and users will be able to check the available balance and credits from the home option in “Offer World” app.
DMRC Chief Spokesman Anuj Dayal said, “the move is aimed at optimizing and encouraging use of smart cards by tapping the ever-growing community of Android smartphone users. 70% of Metro commuters use smart cards at present.”
This is a good move by DMRC to popularize Smart cards, and lot of users will not mind using it because it is quite easy. From user’s perspective, it is just matter of installing all the apps to get free credits. If at all they do not want the apps, they can obviously uninstall the apps from their phones later.
The only word of caution – Please check the app ratings before you download any apps, because given the nature of apps, some of them might pose some risks.