Haven’t we all cursed and coaxed ourselves to be patient while standing in serpentine queues at railway stations? The most frustrating part is when you have ticket in hand, the train’s left the platform and you really wish you had a better alternative.
What seems like a pretty impractical idea pushed the grey cells of some young innovators at Sayone Technologies in Kochi and the result is a mobile-based unreserved ticketing android application that helps passengers book unreserved tickets without waiting in queue.
“To avoid fraudulent practices, we have included a rider. The app will be activated only in the vicinity of a server, which railways can install in any crowded area. The app will be linked to the device using wi-fi. So, the user will not be able to buy tickets on a moving train or the platform,” said A Real Prad, CEO of SayOne Technologies, adding that the server will manage data in sync with the current set of railway services.
Users can download the application on their smart phone. The application supports only e-payment.
SayOne is trying to get Railways’ nod for implementing the application. NASSCOM has already extended its support.