Railway Installs 44 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Kiosk Machines At Suburban Stations In Mumbai

Railway Installs 44 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Kiosk Machines At Suburban Stations In Mumbai

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Date Of Post: 12 Jan, 2018

Mumbai: The Railway has installed 44 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) kiosk machines at different stations in Mumbai, officials said. The Western Railway (WR) has put in place 20 such kiosks at different stations, While the Central Railway (CR) has installed 24 OCR kiosks, officials said.

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  • A senior railway official said,”With a view to reduce the queues at the booking counters and ATVMs (Automatic Ticket Vending Machines) and to provide an alternative to get the suburban train tickets, the Central Railway as well as the Western Railway have installed 44 OCR kiosks at different suburban stations in Mumbai.”
  • This is an enhanced feature of mobile ticketing, which will facilitate the passengers to print tickets through 24 OCR kiosks at suburban stations, according to chief public relations officer of Central Railway, Sunil Udasi.

OCR kiosks At Stations-

  • Udasi said,”The CR has installed four OCR kiosks at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and five each at Ghatkopar, Thane, Dombivli and Kalyan stations.”
  • The WR has installed one OCR at Churchgate, 6 at Dadar, 3 at Bandra, 5 each at Andheri & Borivali stations and process to install another 5 such points at Churchgate is on.
  • Chief PRO of WR, Ravinder Bhakar, said,”These OCRs will facilitate the passengers get the printout of tickets booked through UTS mobile app and will also reduce the queues at booking counters/ATVM machines, thereby promoting transactions through UTS mobile app.”

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