New Railways app is out with better, improved features
The new mobile application of Indian Railways is out, which will let passengers book and cancel unreserved tickets.
In addition, the app will allow passengers to renew season and platform tickets, and check and load wallet balance.
They will also be able to maintain a user profile and view booking history.
The new application is available for download on Android and Windows devices.
In this new app, R-wallet will be generated automatically
The Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) has developed the app called 'UTS on mobile'.
The R-wallet for passengers will be generated with zero balance automatically once they enter required details like mobile number, name, city, default ticket type, number of passengers and frequently traveled routes.
R-wallet can be recharged at any UTS counter or payment option given in the app.
Now, passengers don't need to carry physical ticket
To make journeys hassle-free, the new application does away with the need for physical tickets.
"Whenever ticket checking staff asks for a ticket, the passenger will use 'Show Ticket' option in the app," a statement from railway said.
However, advanced ticketing is not allowed since the app is only for unreserved tickets, the statement revealed.
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