Now, buy tickets from machines at Mysuru railway station

Now, buy tickets from machines  at Mysuru railway station

 Finally, the long-pending promise to ease passenger woes by installing automatic ticket vending machines (ATVMs) at the main railway station in the city has become a reality. Starting from Tuesday, a total of five machines are functioning and the South Western Railway (SWR) Mysuru Division authorities claimed that it is a first such initiative in the State.

Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), SWR, Mysuru, Rajkumar Lal told media, three machines have been installed at the main entry side and two at the second gate, facing KRS Road. The passengers can avail the benefit by purchasing smart cards at the ticket counters. It is intended at checking serpentine queues in front of the counters”.

Explaining about the usage of the card, Lal said, “Initially, the card is offered at Rs 70, including Rs 50 security deposit and Rs 20 ticket value. The passengers can top up the card by paying a minimum of Rs 50 to Rs 5,000. The warranty period is one year and can be renewed henceforth. If a passenger wants to return the card, the security deposit will be refunded after deducting Rs 10.
Barring advance bookings, the passengers can buy unreserved tickets and platform tickets, besides renewing season tickets through ATVMs”.

For the benefit of users, the display is available in Kannada, Hindi and English languages, like in bank ATM kiosks, Lal said.

Hi-tech toilets
Following the operation of ticket vending machines, two hi-tech toilets will be dedicated on November 3 by Mysuru and Kodagu MP Prathap Simha. The toilets were built using MP Local Area Development fund, he added.

While the first phase of works on connecting platforms through subways is expected to be completed by April next, Braille boards for the benefit of visually challenged passengers will also be installed at the station soon, Lal said.

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