<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Stuck in line waiting to get a ticket? Wait no more as commuters can now skip long queues at ticket windows of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro stations. Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), operating the Metro, launched a mobile ticketing system on Thursday allowing commuters to scan their mobile phones at the automatic fare collection (AFC) gates to ply on Metro.Commuters can book their journey using the Mumbai Metro application ‘Skiiip Q’ facility, which will generate a QR code and can be scanned at the AFC gates to gain access to metro stations.”It will help commuters book their journey tickets at their own convenience even from outside the Metro stations. The facility, which is available on the Paytm app and that of technology partner Ridlr, will soon be introduced on the Mumbai Metro app,” MMOPL said in a statement.MMOPL has said that such type of Mobile Ticketing product is the first in India to be rolled out by it. Earlier, the Kolkatta and Delhi Metro had also announced that they were working on a similar system.Present at the launch, Abhay Kumar Mishra, CEO, MMOPL, said, “It has always been our aim to have customer-centric facilities to improve their travel experience and the skip queue facility for Mumbai Metro will enable commuters to cut down on their travel time.”UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), that also own stakes of Metro-1, said, “MMOPL has always used technology in the right way, and this will definitely help in providing the comfort of skipping queues to commuters using Metro-1.”BREAKING RECORDSMetro 1 recorded its highest ridership of 4.13 lakh commuters on a single day in Sept 2017.According to MMOPL, Metro 1’s record ridership stood at 3.8 lakh on July 17, followed by 3.71 lakh on June 28, while on September 2, 2016, it stood at 3.68 lakh commuters.