3.8 crore railway tickets issued through ATVMs by WR

3.8 crore railway tickets issued through ATVMs by WR

In May this year, 12436 Smart Cards were sold compared to 8821 in May 2010, a release said. To provide easy, convenient and uninterrupted services to its Smart Card users, WR has launched a special drive to keep all the ATVMs in good working condition by constant monitoring and quick action to carry outs repairs in case of fault.

Since its launch in October 2007, 38 million tickets have been issued on Smart Cards, WR said. Around 5.8 lakh Smart Cards have been sold till now, it added.

About 6-7 tickets can be issued per minute through an ATVM and it was observed that 300 or more tickets have been issued in an hour during peak hours from some ATVMs.

Even during peak hours no queues were noticed at ATVMs due to its capacity to issue tickets quickly and conveniently in a few seconds, it said.

In addition, to facilitate commuters, WR is in the process of procuring 305 more ATVMs in two years and will also launch a campaign to promote the use of ATVMs for the benefit of its commuters as it is time saving and easy to use.

Single Journey Tickets, Return Journey Tickets and Platform Tickets are issued from the ATVMs and the facility of renewal of season tickets is also available on ATVMs which would soon facilitate issue of Journey Extension tickets.

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