South Central Railway’s Special Campaign to Popularize ATVMs Concludes

South Central Railway has conducted a Three day Special Campaign from2ndtill 4th April, 2012 at all the Railway Stations in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad for popularizing the use of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs’) among the rail passengers. During the Campaign Railway Officials contacted the passengers standing in the queue in booking offices and explained them the benefits of purchasing tickets through ATVM’s. Pamphlets containing the step-by step procedure of obtaining tickets through ATVMs’ were also distributed. The special campaign has elicited enthusiastic response form the traveling public. o­n a normal day, the smart cards sale is around 70 per day. But during the drive period, 230 cards were sold per day representing a growth of 230%. Smart cards have to be first purchased and making use of the smart cards, tickets can be purchased from ATVMs’ installed at all the MMTS stations of twin cities.By using the smart card, required ticket can be generated in the ATVM in just about half a minute, whereas,in a normal booking office the passenger has to wait in long queues, specially during morning and evening rush hours. Railway also gives 5%bonus o­n the smart cards. If a passenger buys tickets worth of Rs. 1000/- he will get a bonus of Rs. 50/- Rail users of twin cities are requested to make use of ATVMs’ and“ SAVE TIME & SAVE MONEY
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