- Indian Railways introducing QR code scanning for tickets
- Indian Railways is trying to minimise human-to-human contact with the step amid COVID-19 situation
- Ticket examiners will be able to check the tickets via simply scanning QR code on your tickets
The Indian Railways is brought in a new method where the railway ticket examiners can check the tickets by simply scanning the QR codes printed on tickets and is testing it under Moradabad division of the Northern Railways.
With this method, the Indian Railways are trying to minimise the need of a human-to-human contact owing to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
On the 22nd of July Indian Railways launched this new initiative and informed that the Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager, Tarun Prakash said, “We have made a modification in our ticket reservation system, enabling it to issue a unique QR code to every ticket which can be scanned by the examiners through hand-held terminals or other devices that can scan QR codes.”
We have made modification in our ticket reservation system, enabling it to issue a unique QR code to every ticket which can be scanned by the examiners through hand-held terminals or other devices that can scan QR codes: Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager Tarun Prakash https://t.co/1G8LGaPHwD— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 23, 2020
In 2019, the North Western Railway came up with the introduction of QR codes in 12 of its stations so to get the unreserved tickets on the smartphone easily.
If a person wishes to book a ticket via QR code, he/ she will need to install the UTS Application from the Google Play Store and complete both “registration” and “login” process.
After the user logins to the account, he/ she will be required to select a QR booking in the “book ticket” field and then scan the QR code provided at the railway station premises.
Once a user selects the destination and fills all the other required fields then he/ she will be able to complete the booking process.
The Central Government is planning on auctioning the Railway Stations to private firms so that it could be better modernised as per current times, on Monday the Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said.
While addressing a webinar which was organised by the Merchant’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry or MCCI, the Union Railway Minister said that the bids for privatising the trains were “all out and well responded”.
However, the opposition is not in favor of privatizing of the railways saying it could impact the normal public who uses Indian Railways on a daily basis to commute.