Minister of Railways had announced Bar-Coding of Unreserved tickets in Rail Budget speech of 2016-17. Salient feature of Bar-coding are as under:
· Printing of Bar-code on unreserved ticket through thermal printer to speed up the ticket issue, and more importantly to check frauds.
· Printing of encrypted QR code on Unreserved Tickets will be 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 aprrox. 3seconds in the printing cycle of unreserved ticket.
· Presently, following information is printed in the form of encrypted QR code:-
1) UTS Number
2) Stock Number
3) Ticket Fare
4) Source Station
5) Destination Station
6) Number of Adults
7) Number of Children
8) Train Type
9) Class Code
10) Date of Journey
· 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.