On Wednesday, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched a paperless mobile ticket system on suburban Western Railway. A commuter using Android or Windows smartphone can access the Unreserved Ticketing system (UTS) application.
With the ticket booked through the UTS application, a commuter can travel ticketless to any desired destination between Churchgate and Dahanu. This system can be availed within a 30-metre or 2-km radius of railway stations. Commuters with this new application will not have to use ATVMs.
“We are no more on ground zero. We are running around. This is the 39th announcement I have made, following the Railway budget. We need to cater to the needs of customers either in terms of providing better services or infrastructure,” said Prabhu. “All employees are focusing on the development of new technologies and the Railway Board chairman is directly monitoring the activities,” he added.
“The ticket can be purchased using debit or credit or R-wallet. The R-wallet can be loaded from any UTS counter online — http://www.utsmobile.indianrail.gov.in,” said Chief Public Officer of the WR Sharat Chandrayan.