Railway UTS App goes smarter with QR Code enabled ticketing from stations
Mangaluru, Oct 11, 2022: Railway unreserved ticketing goes smarter by introducing QR code based ticket generation from Station.
Prior to this, taking tickets with UTS App was possible only from 20 metres distance (and within five kilometers) from the journey commencing station.
In Palakkad Division, the facility of booking tickets using QR code is now available at 61 railway stations except 24 Halt stations operated by Halt agents.
Passengers can book unreserved tickets using UTS App enabled Smart phones by following simple steps.
In the App, under the ‘Book Ticket’ menu, an option is available for QR Booking.
By Scanning the QR code, provided at the Station, passengers can enter into the ticketing system and can select their destination and proceed for payment.
Payment for the ticket can be made through cashless transactions / digital payments i.e. using Railway Wallet or UPI or Debit/Credit cards / Net Banking modes etc.
Platform ticket and renewal of Season ticket booking is also possible through UTS App by scanning the QR Code provided at the station.
Railway Unreserved (General) Ticket
Short distance passengers in Railways mainly depend on the Unreserved tickets. Railway ensured hassle free ticketing at Stations through following means.
(i) Booking counters & JTBS
Railway provided booking offices/ Station Ticket Booking Sevaks (STBS) at l stations to issue the unreserved (general) ticket. At halt stations, Halt agents are engaged to issue tickets. As the major segment utilising the facility are commuters, the peak hour rush in the morning and evening are high at these counters. In order to ease the peak hour booking railway has appointed Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sevaks( JTBS) outside the station.
(ii)ATVMs & UPI enable New generation ATVMS
Further,Automatic Ticket Vending Machines ( ATVMs) are provided to book tickets directly by passengers using the smart card brought out by the Railways. Smart Card holders are entitled for a 3% bonus on the recharges done. In addition, UPI is also enabled in the new generation ATVMs which do not require Smart Cards are provided at important stations. In addition, ATVM facilitators are deployed to help passengers in Ticket Booking through the machines.
(iii) UTS App (Mobile) based ticketing & QR Code enabled UTS App
Keeping pace with changing time, Railways introduced App based ticketing in 2018. Using the App, ticketing was possible when the passenger is 20 metres away from the journey commencing station and within the 5 kilometre radius. Now an upgradation of App QR code based ticketing from the originating station has been introduced. With this, e-tickets can be generated at the station by scanning the QR code provided at the station.