Indian Railways' preparations for Kumbh 2019

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18 Jan 2019

Kumbh 2019: Indian Railways launches device for generating unreserved tickets

To facilitate the large number of pilgrims visiting the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, from all over the country, the Indian Railways has taken a number of steps.

Notably, Kumbh is one of the largest and most celebrated religious fests across the world.

This year, it is taking place at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad (now, Prayagraj) from January 15 to March 4.

Here's more on Railways' initiatives.

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The Electronic Ticket Machine makes travel easier for Kumbh pilgrims

The Electronic Ticket Machine makes travel easier for Kumbh pilgrims

In order to improve convenience and ease for Kumbh Mela pilgrims traveling from the Allahabad Railway station, the North Central Railway zone has launched an Electronic Ticket Machine for issuing unreserved tickets to passengers.

The machine runs on a 4G SIM card and GPRS system, and can update transactions every 2-4 seconds on a local server.

Features

Features of the service

The tickets generated through the device are subsequently numbered and printed on the Railways' supplied stationery.

The chip-based device works on the principles of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) with preloaded cards, that even allow third-party sale of tickets.

Further, the ticket printed by the machine also mentions the gate through which the passenger needs to enter the railway station.

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Other measures taken to handle the Kumbh Mela rush

Other measures taken to handle the Kumbh Mela rush

In order to improve the convenience and safety for the large numbers of pilgrims traveling to and fro the city of Prayagraj, the Indian Railways has taken several measures.

These include introduction of more than 800 special train services, installation of CCTV cameras, development of 5 new FOB and a Skywalk at the Allahabad junction, and beautification of stations.

Additionally, the Rail Kumbh Seva mobile app has also been launched.

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When is Kumbh 2019?

Asked 2019-01-18 18:02:53 by Aadhya Kapoor

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The Kumbh Mela 2019 started on 15 January, and will wind up on March 4.

Where will Kumbh Mela 2019 take place?

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The Kumbh Mela 2019 takes place at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh.

What device has Indian Railways launched for issuing unreserved tickets?

Asked 2019-01-18 18:02:53 by Shreyas Tambe

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To facilitate the huge numbers of pilgrims traveling to the Kumbh Mela, the Indian Railways has launched a chip-based device that works as an Electronic Ticket Vending Machine (ETVM) for issuing unreserved tickets in a faster way.

What other steps have been taken by the Indian Railways in light of the Kumbh Mela 2019?

Asked 2019-01-18 18:02:53 by Dhruv Singhal

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The Indian Railways has taken several steps to facilitate passenger rush for Kumbh Mela 2019. These include: 1) Introduction of more than 800 special train services, 2) Development of 5 new FOB and a Skywalk at Allahabad Junction, 3) Installation of CCTV cameras, 4) Separate toilets blocks for men and women, 5) Launch of Rail Kumbh Seva mobile application, 6) Beautification of railway stations.

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