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Delhi Metro and citibank launch co-branded Transit Credit Card

Citibank India and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced the launch of India`s first co-branded, `2-in-1` transit credit card, the Delhi Metro Citibank Credit Card on 7th May 2008. The first of its kind in India, the card combines the benefits of a Metro Pass with the advantages of a Citibank Credit Card, and will be available to customers.

This new product is a pioneering initiative introduced by DMRC and Citibank India, to offer enhanced value and convenience to Delhi`s residents. In addition to the exciting features of a Citibank credit card and the existing Metro Smart card, the Delhi Metro Citibank Credit Card is also unique in several other ways. The reward points accumulated on this card can be redeemed for Metro rides, at the Citibank point-of-sale terminals, presently installed at Rajeev Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Barakhamba, Pitampura, Rajouri Garden and Dwarka Mor Metro stations and soon to spread across other stations as well. Additionally, it offers double reward points for Metro spending and will not require the mandatory security deposit of Rs 50.

It is India`s first credit card that doubles as a contact-less access card for the Delhi Metro stations, allowing customers "tap and go" entry into DMRC stations. In addition to convenience, the Delhi Metro Citibank Credit card will offer several benefits, including exclusive shopping deals and discounts in Delhi and the NCR, fuel surcharge waivers at Indian Oil outlets and other privileges associated with a Citibank Credit Card. The special "Delhi Delights" feature of this card offers unique deals from some of the biggest brands in Delhi, including Dominos, Fun Cinemas, Nirula`s, Bercos, India Today and VLCC.

Special Privileges on the `2-in-1` Delhi Metro Citibank Credit Card:

  • 10 per cent discount on travel fare paid with the `2-in-1` card
  • 2 Reward Points for every Rs. 100 spent on the Metro, 1 Reward Point for every Rs 100 spent elsewhere
  • Facility for converting all Reward Points into Metro Points for Free Metro Rides (at the POS terminal itself)
  • An International Credit Card: accepted at over 14 million merchant outlets, in association with Visa international, across the world
  • 2.5 per cent surcharge waiver on IOC petrol pumps
  • Access to 24 hr CitiPhone Banking services
  • Five free lifetime add-on cards
  • Delhi Delights - offers from the best brands of Delhi
Merchant Name Category Offer
Domino`s Pizza Dining * Buy a large pizza and get a medium pizza free
Fun Cinema`s Entertainment * 12 vouchers for 50% off on second ticket purchased
VLCC Fitness and health * One time use Complimentary coupon worth Rs. 2500 free PLUS 30% off on slimming & beauty packages
Metro Now FNewspape * Free newspaper subscription for 3 months
India Today Magazine * 25% off on Annual Subscription + a free Adidas Bag
Business Today Magazine Free Adidas shoes on 5 yr subscription
Teksons Bookshop Books * 20% off on Books
Indiatimes Shopping Online shopping * Rs. 101 GV for use on Indiatimes Shopping (Citi Metro
Nirula’s Dining * 10% off on bills of Rs.250 and above
Bercos Dining * 20% off on food at Bercos
RPM Club Dining * 25% off on total food bill

 

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