Railways introduces new tech tool for faster ticketing

Western Railway to introduce modern Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Kiosk Machines for quick & easy printing of tickets booked through UTS App for mobile phones by suburban commuters.

“This new facility will make printing of tickets much simpler and quicker.Under this facility just by simply placing the screen of mobile phone displaying the SMS of the ticket booked through UTS Mobile App in the designated slot provided in the OCR Kiosk machine and the machine will simply read the SMS and print ticket immediately”, an official release of The Railways Ministry said here on Thursday.

In the first phase, 25 OCR Kiosks have been planned by Western Railway for installation, out of which 20 Kiosks have been installed and became functional January 11, 2018 on five Mumbai Suburban Stations of Churchgate (1 Kiosk), Dadar (6 Kiosks), Bandra (3 Kiosks), Andheri (5 Kiosks), and Borivali (5 Kiosks).

In addition, installation of five more OCR Kiosks at Churchgate is under process and will be installed shortly.

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