Indian Railways will begin a contactless ticketing system with QR code enabled ticket scanning across its stations, along airport-like check in counters for passengers, according to officials aware of the development.
Passengers will get an SMS with a QR code and URL after booking their tickets online and at the railway station the TTE will scan the displayed QR code followed by which the details of the passenger will automatically be linked across the station’s data base.
“We have introduced a QR code system which will be given on tickets. If one buys online the code will be given on the ticket, even on window tickets, and SMS will be generated and sent on the mobile phone which will have a link and it will show the QR code when the link is touched. Then the TTE at stations or on trains who either with their hand held equipment or on their mobile phones will be able to scan the code and immediately capture details of the passengers,” Railway Board chairman VK Yadav said at a press conference.
The option of QR codes will also be given to passengers buying tickets from the counter. Yadav also said nearly 85% of railway tickets were being booked online, at present.
“It is not possible to shift completely to a paper-less ticketing across stations right now as there are still some passengers who do not use smartphones,” he added………….Read More>>