In a move to promote contactless ticket checking due to the spread of COVID-19, Indian Railways introduced boarding pass facilities like airports.
Indian Railways has started a unique experiment amid the coronavirus epidemic. Railways have started boarding pass facilities like an airport at Prayagraj railway station in Uttar Pradesh. The Railways is taking many steps to stop the spread of Covid-19. Recently, an automatic QR code-based ticket scanning system has been implemented at Prayagraj Junction railway station. According to a press release issued by the North Central Railway Zone, this is the first of its kind initiative for railways in which an “airport-like” boarding facility has been introduced at the station.
Passengers will have to show ID and tickets through the camera
Under the contactless ticket checking facility, four counters are arranged to check the tickets of the passengers who started the journey from Prayagraj railway station. Ticket checking staff will check the ticket through PNR / QR code. The passenger on the counter will have to show his ID and ticket through the camera. Which will be visible to both passenger and ticket checking staff by the dual display.
Boarding Pass facility will also be available at Kanpur Central Station.
Like Prayagraj station, now boarding passes will be issued to the railway passengers at the Kanpur Central station. Even if the ticket is confirmed, the passenger will not be allowed to travel if he does not have a boarding pass. Currently, this pass will be issued for some trains, including the ShramShakti Express going from Kanpur Central within a week.
How Boarding Pass System of Indian Railways Works
This facility was started three days ago at Prayagraj station to prevent corona infection. For this, the staff does not have to check the ticket again and again. For ticket booking, Railways starts sending the QR code on the passenger’s mobile. In this order, a machine is installed at the main gate of the station through a special counter. In this, the passenger will speak the PNR number of the ticket or scan the QR cord. The boarding pass will come out of the machine which will contain all the information, including the name.
TTE inside the train will not check the ticket
The staff posted at the gate will check the passes with the camera and allow the passenger to enter the station. After this, even inside the train, the passenger will not need to check the ticket. TTE will check tickets only under exceptional circumstances. This system will also reduce human resources. Kanpur Central station manager Himanshu Shekhar Upadhyay said that after the boarding pass facility was started in Prayagraj, it is planned to begin at Kanpur Central station this week as well. Although initially, some major trains will start this process under the pilot project.