UTS smartphone app launched in Bengaluru for unreserved tickets
This app was first launched in January 2017.tech Updated: Feb 13, 2018 13:06 IST
Bengaluru commuters and passengers can now check updates on unreserved tickets through the Indian Railways’ UTS app.
The Bengaluru division of the South Western Railway (SWR) on Monday unveiled the dedicated mobile application for purchasing unreserved tickets on mobile. Ccommuters and passengers who travel daily or at short notice will largely benefit from the app.
“The mobile application eliminates the need for one to visit a counter for unreserved tickets and also helps in moving towards a digitised and cashless economy,” Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru R.S. Saxena told reporters here.
The app named “Unreserved Ticketing System on mobile” (UTS) allows passengers to book an unreserved paperless ticket for a journey between any two stations in the SWR region.
The app was launched here after then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled it in the national capital in January 2017. It is currently available only for Android users.
The UTS app can also be used to book an unreserved paper ticket and collect it at any of the automatic ticket vending machines in any part of the country.
With an offline mode, the app helps in accessing the ticket even when one loses internet connection during the journey.
Passengers can pay for their tickets digitally through an R-wallet (Railway wallet), an online wallet by the Indian Railways.