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Awareness Drive To Popularise UTS Mobile Ticketing

Chennai division of Southern Railway is launching an awareness drive to encourage suburban paperless mobile ticketing.

Southern Railway - UTS Mobile ticketing awareness

Chennai division of Southern Railway is launching an awareness drive to encourage suburban paperless mobile ticketing. The drive will be conducted from 23rd June to 12th July, 2016. Every day, o­ne suburban station will be covered in this drive wherein wi-fi based free downloading of UTS mobile ticketing app will be provided for the passengers. Also, the passengers will be informed about the various features of UTS mobile ticketing app.

The awareness drive will be conducted as per the following schedule:

Sl.No Station Date Sl. No Station Date
1 Villivakkam 23.06.2016 8 Chennai Central Suburban 04.07.2016
2 Perambur 24.06.2016 9 Chennai Beach 05.07.2016
3 Avadi 27.06.2016 10 Taramani 06.07.2016
4 Velachery 28.06.2016 11 Tambaram 07.07.2016
5 Thiruvanmiyur 29.06.2016 12 Mambalam 08.07.2016
6 Gummidipoondi 30.06.2016 13 Chrompet 11.07.2016
7 Tiruvallur 01.07.2016 14 Park Town 12.07.2016

A brief about UTS mobile ticketing app:
Launching of UTS mobile tickets was done o­n 14.01.2015.
Mobile UTS paperless ticketing launched o­n 22.04.15 over suburban section between Chennai Egmore – Tambaram.
The facility extended to the entire suburban section o­n 13.06.15.
This was followed up o­n 05.11.2015 by extending this facility to season tickets also.
Using this app, a person can book suburban tickets, including season tickets, using Net enabled Android/Windows phone, provided he/she is within a radius of 5 km from the station where he/she commences his/her journey, but away from the track by 15 meters.

Read also : Indian Railways – UTS Mobile Ticketing Application Services Launched

The Table provided below shows the number of passengers who have used mobile ticketing:

Month/Year 2015-16 2016-17
April 176015
May 9732 211681
June 11168
July 12703
August 29082
September 30900
October 33930
November 95396
December 78953
January 135724
February 176526
March 185167
Total mobile 799281 387696
Total unreserved 472048000 74741000
% mobile ticketing 0.17 0.52

The target of Chennai Division is to reach 30% of the total unreserved ticketing in suburban section through mobile ticketing.Travelling public are requested to widely make use of the facility.