1 March 2016

RAILWAY MINISTER SHRI SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHES IT-BASED PILOT INITIATIVE OF BAR-CODING OF UNRESERVED TICKET THROUGH THERMAL PRINTER AT NEW DELHI, DELHI JN. AND H. NIZAMUDDIN RAILWAY STATIONS ON NORTHERN RAILWAY TODAY

TICKET CHECKING STAFF CAN SCAN ENCRYPTED QR CODE AND AFTER DECRYPTION OF DATA, VALIDATE THE INFORMATION PRINTED o­n THE TICKET TO PREVENT ANY FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY
PRINTING WILL BE DONE THROUGH THERMAL PRINTER o­n THERMAL STATIONERY o­nLY

Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today launched bar-coding of unreserved ticket through thermal printer at nominated counters at New Delhi, Delhi Jn. and H. Nizamuddin stations, a pilot technology-based initiative of the Railways to thwart issue and refund of forged unreserved tickets. Alongside, he also inaugurated a Rail Auto Hub in Walajabad, Southern Railway.

The programs were inaugurated by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu  through video-conferencing at a ceremony held at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri A.K.Mital Chairman, Railway Board and senior Railway officials were also present o­n the occasion at Rail Bhawan.  Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was the distinguished guest at the ceremonial commencement of the above facilities at New Delhi Railway station(Ajmeri Gate Side).   Senior Railway Officers present at New Delhi Railway station  include Shri A.K.Puthia, General Manager, Northern Railway and Shri Arun Arora, Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi.

In tandem with Mission 'Operation Five Minutes' in the issue of rail tickets to passengers in Rail Budget speech of 2015-16, the Railway has been undertaking a slew of initiatives to facilitate hassle-free and convenient purchase of rail tickets through Mobile based ticketing of Unreserved Tickets, Monthly Season Tickets and Platform Tickets. Another step towards achieving this commitment is launching of a pilot project today for printing of bar-code o­n unreserved ticket through thermal printer which not enhances speed of ticket issue but more importantly aims to check frauds.

Printing of encrypted QR code o­n Unreserved Tickets is being implemented at New Delhi, Delhi Jn. and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations as a pilot project. The bar code being printed is QR (Quick Response) code by use of a thermal printer. This will save approx. 3 seconds in the printing cycle of unreserved ticket. Presently features like UTS Number, Stock Number, Ticket Fare, Source Station, Destination Station, Number of Adults, Number of Children, Train Type, Class Code & Date of Journey are printed in the form of encrypted QR code. To check the frauds, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has developed solution to print encrypted QR code o­n unreserved tickets through thermal printers. Whenever Ticket Checking Staff (TTEs/TCs) checks ticket, he can scan encrypted QR code and after decryption of data, he can validate the information printed o­n the ticket to prevent any fraudulent activity. In this technology, printing will be done through thermal printer o­n thermal stationery o­nly. Therefore, fraud by taking out carbon copy of ticket cannot be done. Low value- High value fraud and erasing of data & printing of other information o­n ticket will be detected by scanning QR.

TICKET CHECKING STAFF CAN SCAN ENCRYPTED QR CODE AND AFTER DECRYPTION OF DATA, VALIDATE THE INFORMATION PRINTED o­n THE TICKET TO PREVENT ANY FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY
PRINTING WILL BE DONE THROUGH THERMAL PRINTER o­n THERMAL STATIONERY o­nLY

Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today launched bar-coding of unreserved ticket through thermal printer at nominated counters at New Delhi, Delhi Jn. and H. Nizamuddin stations, a pilot technology-based initiative of the Railways to thwart issue and refund of forged unreserved tickets. Alongside, he also inaugurated a Rail Auto Hub in Walajabad, Southern Railway.

The programs were inaugurated by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu  through video-conferencing at a ceremony held at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri A.K.Mital Chairman, Railway Board and senior Railway officials were also present o­n the occasion at Rail Bhawan.  Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was the distinguished guest at the ceremonial commencement of the above facilities at New Delhi Railway station(Ajmeri Gate Side).   Senior Railway Officers present at New Delhi Railway station  include Shri A.K.Puthia, General Manager, Northern Railway and Shri Arun Arora, Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi.

In tandem with Mission 'Operation Five Minutes' in the issue of rail tickets to passengers in Rail Budget speech of 2015-16, the Railway has been undertaking a slew of initiatives to facilitate hassle-free and convenient purchase of rail tickets through Mobile based ticketing of Unreserved Tickets, Monthly Season Tickets and Platform Tickets. Another step towards achieving this commitment is launching of a pilot project today for printing of bar-code o­n unreserved ticket through thermal printer which not enhances speed of ticket issue but more importantly aims to check frauds.

Printing of encrypted QR code o­n Unreserved Tickets is being implemented at New Delhi, Delhi Jn. and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations as a pilot project. The bar code being printed is QR (Quick Response) code by use of a thermal printer. This will save approx. 3 seconds in the printing cycle of unreserved ticket. Presently features like UTS Number, Stock Number, Ticket Fare, Source Station, Destination Station, Number of Adults, Number of Children, Train Type, Class Code & Date of Journey are printed in the form of encrypted QR code. To check the frauds, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has developed solution to print encrypted QR code o­n unreserved tickets through thermal printers. Whenever Ticket Checking Staff (TTEs/TCs) checks ticket, he can scan encrypted QR code and after decryption of data, he can validate the information printed o­n the ticket to prevent any fraudulent activity. In this technology, printing will be done through thermal printer o­n thermal stationery o­nly. Therefore, fraud by taking out carbon copy of ticket cannot be done. Low value- High value fraud and erasing of data & printing of other information o­n ticket will be detected by scanning QR.

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