Hyderabad Metro Rail Tickets - Smart card Balance and Recharge

Hyderabad Metro Rail has started the services for public on November 29th after launched by prime minister of India on 28th November. Metro train fares are declared as 10 rupees is the minimum price upto 2km and 60 rupees is the maximum price above 26km travel. Two stretches of two corridors from Miyapur to Ameerpet and Nagole to Ameerpet are running with metro trains successfully.

Smart Cards and tokens:

Hyderabad Metro rail has introduced smart cards for easy travel in metro trains in Hyderabad unless stand in long queue for tickets. These cards are available in all metro stations, Initially you have to buy the card for 200 rupees, in which 100 rupees is the security deposit and remaining 100 you can use for your travel. If you are travelling with friends or family then you have to go to the ticket counter or ATVM and get the coins based on your journey. Later we can recharge the smart cards at ticket counters or Automatic ticket vending machines or you can recharge your smart card online using paytm also. The validity of this smart card is one year only. Initailly when smart card launched 5% discount was given by Hyderabad Metro, however from December 7th onwards and till 31st March 2018 it was increased from 5% to 10% discount on every trip using this metro smart card.

Metro Smart Card
Sample Hyderabad Metro Rail Smart Card (Representational Purpose)

Smart Card Recharge using Tsavaari Mobile Application:

We can recharge our smart card online through Tsavaari App

  • Go to play store
  • Search for Tsavaari app
  • Install the application
  • Click on "View Balance/Recharge" option and Enter the unique card number which is back side of your smart card, and click on next button, it will show the balance amount and validity of the card.
  • Select the amount from the dropdown menu from 100 to 3000.
  • Accept the terms and conditions and click on "Recharge" button
  • Choose the payment type and pay the recharge amount
  • After two hours of the recharge tap at automatic gates at metro stations the card will be recharged.

Smart Card Recharge using paytm:

We can recharge our smart card online through paytm also as below.

  • Go to paytm.com
  • Click on Metro image on top
  • Select Metro as "Hyderabad Metro"
  • Enter the unique card number which is back side of your smart card
  • Click on Get Card Balance button, it will show the balance amount and validity of the card.
  • Enter the amount minimum 100 rupees, click on proceed to pay and follow the instructions.For first time recharge using paytm 20/- rupees cash back offer is also there
  • After two hours of the recharge tap at automatic gates at metro stations the card will be recharged.

Instead of smart card you can use the valid tokens also, which you will get from ticket counters based on your source and destination. While entering into the metro station to get into train you have to tap the smart card or token at the entrance automatic gate. Later once you reached your destination place at the exit automatic gate also you need to tap the smart card and put the token at exit gate. Based on your entrance and exit the amount will be deducted automatically from smart card users where as the token will be retained by metro folks.