The measures taken by Qatar Rail to minimise the usage and the environmental impact of disposable paper tickets of Doha Metro have started yielding results. The demand for Doha Metro travel cards has risen significantly in the last week due to an increase in the price of paper tickets.
On 20th February 2020, Doha Metro had announced to increase the prices of paper tickets. The price revision was aimed at reducing the environmental impact of paper tickets. The price revision was only for paper tickets and travelling cost has not changed for commuters who use travel cards.
For many travellers, the environment is the main factor driving them to use travel cards. They say that the use of paper tickets is not required, especially when there is an option of travel cards, which are environment-friendly.
Source: Peninsula Qatar