Customised ATVMs at railway stations soon

In an experiment that could help thousands of commuters currently wasting precious time standing in ticket queues on the Western Railway, the authorities are in the process of introducing customised Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) that would cater to particularly popular stations and dispense tickets to a particular station at the touch of a button.

Currently, ATVMs dispense tickets for all stations, and customisation would require a tweaking of the software that controls the ticket-printing mechanism in the machines.

“We found that from Andheri the two most popular stations in the Up direction was Parel and Mahim and in the Down direction was Kandivali. If we can customise some ATVMs at Andheri so that they can give out tickets for these stations at the touch of a button, then we will be able to lessen the queue at ticket windows. This way, other commuters at the ticket window can get their tickets faster,” said the official.
binoo.nair@dnaindia.net

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_customised-atvms-at-railway-stations-soon_1798995

Advertisements
Published in: on February 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://indianrlys.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/customised-atvms-at-railway-stations-soon/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: