Indian Railways ticket booking: Buy general ticket via UPI; Unreserved Mobile Ticketing Services

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New Delhi: Train passengers can buy general tickets using quick response (QR) quick-response via Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments platform. In an attempt to ease the ticket booking process for the passengers, the Indian Railways has allowed to pay for general class train bookings using the UPI mode of payment.

From 1st April 2024, train passengers can buy tickets online from unreserved ticket counters at railway stations. The payment can be made through QR code at the ticket counter at the station. Payment can be made through UPI modes like Paytm, Google Pay and Phone Pe etc.

UPI Payment Facility for Ticket Booking

Indian Railways has taken several initiatives to promote digital payment with the introduction of Point of Sale (POS) hand-held machines in trains, QR/UPI over Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) counters and Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs). Passengers can use any UPI enabled app for payment of tickets in ATVM, UTS/PRS counters. ATVM smart cards can also be recharged now by net banking/UPI through ‘UTS o­n Mobile’ website.

Unreserved Mobile Ticketing Services

Indian Railways offers Unreserved Mobile Ticketing Services to enable people travelling in trains to purchase unreserved tickets through mobile phone at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Secunderabad.

The Railways has also placed Automatic Ticket Vending Machines at several Railway stations to provide unreserved tickets using smart cards at over 1000 locations which are maintained by over CR (Central Railway), ER (Eastern Railway), ECoR (East Coast Railway), NR (Northern Railway), NER (North Eastern Railway), NWR (North Western Railway), SR (Southern Railway), SCR (South Central Railway), SER (South Eastern Railway), SECR (South East Central Railway), SWR (South Western Railway), WR (Western Railway) and WCR (West Central Railway).

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