The new RULE is going to come for all the information related to the railways for the common people.
Indian Railways is planning to provide contactless Tickets with QR Code which can be scanned by mobile phones at station and trains. Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said that at present 85 per cent of train tickets are booked online and QR codes will also be provided for those who buy tickets from the counter.
Indian Railways is adopting all new safety measures to prevent coronavirus epidemic. A new rule is going to apply within the ticket counter and train to keep less contact between the people. Indian Railways has decided to introduce QR Code System in all train tickets. You will soon need a QR code not a ticket to travel on the train.
QR code to be kept in mobile phone
Like airports, Railways is also planning to offer contactless Tickets with QR code which can be scanned by mobile phones at station and trains. Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said that at present 85 per cent of train tickets are booked online and QR codes will also be provided for those who buy tickets from the counter.
Such will be the QR code
“We have introduced the QR code system which will be given on the ticket. Online buyers will be given the code on the ticket. Even on a window ticket, when someone is given a paper ticket, a message will be sent to his/her mobile (Smart phone) with a link to the QR code. “The TTE on the station or train will then have a phone or device to scan the QR code of the passenger’s ticket,” he said.
Thus, the ticket checking process will be completely unconnected.” Yadav said that the railways do not have plans to be completely paperless but the use of paper will be reduced to a great extent by introducing online booking of reserved, unreserved and platform tickets.
The new service also started in Kolkata Metro
He said the online recharge facility of Kolkata Metro has been launched. The process of checking the contact ticket for all passengers as soon as they enter the station has been initiated at Prayagraj Junction station. Yadav said the IRCTC website will be fully renovated and the process will be simplified, convenient and connected with hotel and food booking.
He said that railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Space Research Institute (ISRO) under which trains can be monitored by satellite.