In a first, Western Railway has introduced state-of-the-art Optical Character Recognition (OCR) kiosks at busy stations on the Mumbai suburban network to allow for hassle-free ticketing and reduce queues.
At present, 20 kiosks have already been installed at busy stations like Churchgate (1), Dadar (6), Bandra (3), Andheri (5) and Borivali (5). Meanwhile, five more kiosks are expected to be installed at Churchgate in the coming days.
According to WR, tickets booked on the UTS app can now be printed at the kiosks by simply showing the SMS received via the app.
After booking the ticket on the app, commuters simply need to show the SMS received on their mobile, following which the machine scans the message and prints the ticket. No additional input is required.
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3. #FirstTimeOnIR Tickets booked on UTS app can now be printed on the state-of-the-art OCR kiosks by just scanning sms from UTS App on OCR kioska at Churchgate(1),Dadar,Bandra(3),Andheri(5) & Borivali(5). 5 more OCR kiosks at Churchgate are under process.#TechnologyOnWR pic.twitter.com/Mw1FnJ9mPi
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) January 11, 2018