Holding up in long lines to purchase tickets at railway stations will now be a relic of days as the railroads’ UTS mobile application for purchasing open tickets online will be accessible across the country from November 1, a senior authority said on Tuesday.
The plan started four years ago, but they couldn’t execute it. The plan was first made feasible for people living in Mumbai, because of the huge number of passengers travelling by the Mumbai local train. After Mumbai, this plan was executed in Delhi-Palwal and Chennai. Railway has officially actualized the plan in 15 of its zones with the Northeast Frontier Railway and West Central Railway being the enduring two zones. The plan is likewise open for the individuals who need to purchase tickets for long distance journey.
One of the senior officials said that they have been trying to encourage passengers to use the UTI mobile application more. The number has surely increased but they hope to see more people using this app to book an online ticket. There are many zones which were left out, but this application will be available to use from 1st November across the nation.
In the last four years, around 45 lakh people registered for this app and around 87,000 online tickets were sold. A passenger must be 23-30 metres away from the platform to avail this benefit and he will be able to buy only 4 tickets through this app. According to the official report, Railway department profits Rs. 45 lakhs online through reservation of such unreserved tickets.