Now, book unreserved and platform tickets from home using app

The paperless platform ticket programme would cover the major sections in the Mumbai suburban sections, as well as New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations here.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 9, 2015 10:07 pm
The Bombay High Court had taken cognisance of the issue after college student Monica More lost her arms after falling between the gap in the platform at Ghatkopar station. Timetable for Mumbai’s suburban local trains also by the end of this year.

Making the most of mobile platform and its increased penetration, Railways on Friday launched facilities for booking of paperless unreserved tickets as well as platform tickets to cut queues at the reservation counters. The initiatives are mostly targetted at the Mumbai suburban sections to begin with where 75 lakh passengers use the local train services to commute between places.

Launching the IT-enabled passenger services here, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said they are in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ mission and seeks to help passengers save time by booking tickets right at their home before travelling.

The paperless platform ticket programme would cover the major sections in the Mumbai suburban sections, as well as New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations here. Prabhu also launched paperless season tickets on suburban sections of the Western Railway, Central Railway and between New Delhi and Palwal section of the Northern Railway.

A currency coin-cum-card-operated automatic ticket-vending machines at various suburban stations on the Central Railway and Western Railway, was also launched on the occasion. Most of these initiatives were announced by the Railway Minister during his budget speech this year.

He said a campaign will also be run shortly to reduce the occurrence of ticketless travelling. The train enquiry mobile application for the iOS platform was launched too, with which more than 90 per cent of the mobile users can check the train movement live using the app.

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    Ajay Kumar
    Jan 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm
    Can I purchased unreserved tickets online in guwahati
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    Tapan kr
    Dec 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm
    Indian Railway may provide kiosk in important Rly.stations where public can easily purchase Platform tickets tendering coins.
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    Radhakrishnan Radhakrishnan
    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:01 pm
    Very good move. Also number of ticket checking staff should be atleast doubled in trains and exits of station to curb ticketless travel.
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    Ramesh Sinha
    Oct 10, 2015 at 2:37 am
    It has been one of the biggest hle at railway stations to book unreserved tickets and p. Tkts. Booking these through mobiles would be a great relief to the users and customers. However the facility needs to be progressively made available throughout the country within 6 months.
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    Ramesh Sinha
    Oct 10, 2015 at 2:40 am
    The news report should have given the link for downloading the APP.
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    Vedic_Citizen
    Oct 9, 2015 at 11:58 pm
    Good. Suesh Prabhu was handpicked by Modi to modernise Railway, he will deliver beyond expectations.
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