Launching the paperless unreserved ticketing system for Delhi-Palwal suburban section.
Railway Minister Inaugurates Paperless Unreserved Ticketing (UTS) Mobile Application. Wester Railway has issued a press release, which is reproduced below:
RAILWAY MINISTER INAUGURATES PAPERLESS UNRESERVED TICKETING MOBILE APPLICATION, CASH/SMART CARD OPERATED TICKET VENDING MACHINE & ‘PARICHAALAN’ APP FOR FREIGHT OPERATION MONITORING
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways inaugurates Paperless Unreserved Ticketing Mobile Application on the New Delhi- Palwal section, Cash/Smart Card Operated Ticket Vending Machine at New Delhi railway station & ‘PARICHAALAN’ App for Freight Operation Monitoring through Video Conferencing from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi in the distinguished presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Miniter of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble M.P. (Lok Sabha) and Smt. Sulekha Gupta, Hon’ble Councilor, Delhi at a ceremony held at New Delhi railway station (Ajmeri Gate side)today. Senior Railway officers present on the occasion were Shri A.K. Puthia, General Manager, Northern Railway, Shri Gyan Prakash Srivastava, Chief Commercial Manager, Northern Railway, Shri Arun Arora, Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi.
To move forward in line with Digital India, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has developed paperless Unreserved Ticketing feature in Mobile Application “utsonmobile” both for Android and Windows platforms. This will eliminate the need for printing of Unreserved Tickets on ATVMs at the stations. User can download ‘App’ from Google Play Store or Window Store.
Cash/Smart Card operated Ticket Vending machine (CoTVM) is an unmanned self-operated kiosk which can be used by passengers themselves to buy unreserved tickets through Currency/Coins as well as smart cards. These kiosks have easy graphical interface for ticket transaction so that the user can operate these machines. The kiosk accepts currency/coin of all denominations of Rs.5 and above. The machine does not accept soiled/cut/glued/taped/colored notes and accepts currency notes of Gandhi series. CoTVMs will reduce queue length at existing ticket counters by providing an alternate unmanned ticketing solution and mode of payment.
‘Parichalan’ is a mobile application conceptualized and developed by CRIS to make decision making on freight operations absolutely easy and user friendly. The application is a powerful tool as it not only represents data in a pictorial and graphical manner that is easily comprehensible but also makes the information dynamic and current in nature. Instead of focusing on post-mortems, Parichalan moves operations management systems to a higher level of real time decision making.