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Distance restriction relaxed for purchasing tickets through ‘UTS’ Mobile App

-Now, unreserved tickets can be purchased from any place beyond 05 meters from the Railway premises without any distance restriction of outer limit

To provide hassle free and convenient ticketing system for passengers purchasing unreserved tickets, ‘UTS’ Mobile Application which was introduced by Railway has been gaining recognition day by day. The response from rail users has been very good and since its introduction, the number of people utilizing the App has been steadily increasing. To further encourage the rail passengers to use the App, Indian Railways has already relaxed the distance restriction facilitating more convenience to the unreserved passengers to use the digital purchase option.

The previous outer distance restriction limit for using the App to purchase unreserved paperless tickets which was 20 kms and 50 kms for suburban and non-suburban stations, has been removed. The rail users can purchase tickets from any place without any distance restriction. Accordingly, now, paperless unreserved journey/ platform/ season tickets can be purchased tickets from any location beyond 05 meters from the railway premises for both suburban and non-suburban stations.

Generally, a huge segment of passengers o­n Indian Railways travel by purchasing unreserved tickets for whom, UTS mobile APP is a more convenient option to obtain hassle-free train tickets. The APP works o­n smart phones with Android, IOS and Windows versions of operating system and the same can be downloaded free of cost. The main benefits of this APP is that passengers can purchase paperless unreserved journey, Platform and season tickets through their mobile as per their convenience without standing in the queue at booking counters. Being paperless, it is also environment friendly. The payment can be made through wallets like R- Wallet, traditional wallets or through internet banking.This facility is a big leap in unreserved ticketing and a boon to the rail users.


Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway has stated that Rail users in general and passengers travelling in unreserved compartments in particular can now extensively get the benefit of using UTS mobile APP with the relaxation of distance limits. They can purchase the tickets from any location and have a comfortable journey without standing or waiting in queues for purchase of tickets at stations.


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