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Fully vaccinated passengers can book commuter train tickets on cell phones


Fully vaccinated passengers on Central Railway commuter trains can now book their one-way and season tickets on their mobile phones through the Railways Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) app, which has been linked to the state government’s Universal Pass. an official said on Tuesday. . The combination of the UTS app and the Universal Pass will allow passengers to book their tickets seamlessly and hassle-free, said Anil Kumar Lahoti, Managing Director of Central Railway.

“Anyone who has taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has completed 14 days since the last dose was given must take the state government universal pass, which was issued after proper verification form of immunization status, ”Lahoti said. Linking the two systems will bring significant relief to passengers and reduce queues at railway counters.

An updated Android version of the UTS app was already available on Google Play Store, while the IOS version is expected to be updated in the Apple Store by Tuesday evening, he said, adding that with this, passengers can purchase one-way tickets and season tickets through UTS. application. The Central Railway, the Center for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) and the state government were working together to link the UTS application to the UPS, the official said.

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As of October 30, the state government allowed citizens to travel on commuter trains by obtaining one-way tickets, but passengers had to produce a universal pass for this. Currently, passengers must present their universal passes at the ticket counters to purchase tickets.
During the pandemic, the UTS app was suspended because there was no system to check the immunization status of passengers. Now, the UTS app will be open to the public with proper vaccination verification made possible by linking it to the state government portal, it was said.

First publication: STI


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