Indian Railways Launches Instant QR Code Train Tickets At These 12 Railway Stations
Great news for rail passengers, who wish to have instant train tickets. Now, QR code train tickets has been launched, for those who wish to travel in the unreserved category.
How will it work? And which Railway Stations will have this facility?
Keep reading to know more..
QR Based Train Tickets Launched At 12 Railway Stations
The North Western Railways has launched this new QR Code based train tickets, at 12 important railway stations in their division.
These are: Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Abu Road, Udaipur City, Durgapura, Alwar, Rewari, Sanganer, Lalgarh and Gandhinagar Jaipur.
This is Phase 1 of the execution, and soon, QR train tickets will be available at other railway station as well.
The biggest advantage of QR Code based train tickets is that, they can be generated instantly, and there is no waiting time. The QR code ticket is instantly delivered to your mobile phone.
How Will It Work?
As per North Western Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer, Abhay Sharma, the process is very simple.
Step 1: Open UTS App from Indian Railways, which can be used for booking unreserved train tickets.
Step 2: Under the Book Ticket Menu, there will be an option of QR Booking
Step 3 Now, visit the railway station where QR Codes are provided (list shared above), and then scan the QR Code via your UTS App
Step 4: Select the destination and other fields
Step 5: Make the payment, and the ticket is generated instantly
UTS App: What Has Changed?
UTS Mobile app was launched in 2016, for booking unreserved train tickets at the railway stations.
As a security measure, the passenger was able to book an unreserved train ticket only when they were 50-60 meters away from the railway track.
This was done to avoid black marketing of unreserved train tickets, since there is always heavy rush.
However now, this QR Code based railways tickets have been launched, it will be very convenient for the passengers to generate their tickets, instantly.