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Central Railway installed 24 Optical Character Reader Kiosks at Mumbai Suburban Stations

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      Central Railway has installed 24 Optical Character Reader (OCR) Kiosks at Mumbai Suburban Stations to reduce queue at Booking Counters and ATVM.

Central Railway has enhanced the features of Mobile Ticketing by facilitating the passengers to print tickets through 24 Optical Character Reader Kiosks at its Suburban Stations.  4 OCR kiosks at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and 5 OCR Kiosks each at Ghatkopar, Thane, Dombivli and Kalyan Stations.

Shri Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway said this facility will help commuters to save time and get tickets on the move easily avoiding queue at stations.

The process for obtaining the printed tickets for the booking done through mobile app is as follows:

Passengers book their tickets on mobile app and choose “paper ticket” option. Then, Passengers will get SMS showing three line character code in the SMS alongwith booking ID and other details. Passenger need to open this SMS and place the mobile phone in the slot provided in OCR kiosk. OCR kiosk will read the three line character code and will print the ticket. If the kiosk is unable to read character code then passenger can also opt for manual option and print ticket by inputting the booking ID and his mobile number, in the OCR kiosk. No need of GPS connectivity for booking of tickets on mobile app and printing ticket on OCR kiosk.

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