Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is thrilled to announce the launch of the most reliable public transport system Metro Rail on the Network, marking a significant expansion in the mobility domain through the inclusion of mass transit systems. This initiative begins with the Chennai Metro, setting a milestone as the first metro service in India to be available on the ONDC Network.
Starting February 2nd, customers can effortlessly purchase single journey and return journey tickets for the Chennai Metro through these buyer apps on the ONDC Network — Rapido, Namma Yatri and redBus. Additionally, Google Maps and PhonePe will also soon be able to offer these services, further enhancing customer convenience and choice. Furthermore, ONDC Buyer apps will be immediately also able to offer Metro ticketing for any Metro going live on the ONDC Network. The overall ticketing experience on ONDC Network was enabled by CMRL partnering with Yaary, the first seller side technology partner for metros to go live on the ONDC Network.
T. Koshy, MD & CEO, ONDC, said, “At ONDC, we believe in embracing innovation. As Chennai Metro joins the Open Network, it is not just a milestone but rather a bold stride towards revolutionizing mass transit.”
Thiru M.A Siddique, MD, CMRL said, “By partnering with ONDC, CMRL is now completely opening up access to its ticketing application service, allowing a wide range of app developers to integrate their apps with the CMRL ticketing system.”