Unreserved Ticketing System on Mobile
The Un-Reserved Ticket through Mobile Application (UTS app) was started by the Indian Railways on 27 Dec, 2014 from Mumbai Suburban area. From November 1, 2018, booking of unreserved tickets on all non-suburban sections across all Zonal Railways has been made available using the UTS app to enable seamless booking of unreserved tickets all over Indian Railways.
This app is available for Android and IOS phones.
Benefits of Mobile Ticketing for customers
- No waiting in ticket queue.
- Paperless and environmental friendly.
- Once a ticket is booked the ticket can be shown to TTE even in offline mode without any internet connection.
- Booking on the run: - Passenger who is in hurry or makes a last minute decision to travel can just reach the station, Scan the QR code displayed at various places at the station. Scan it and book the ticket. This facility is presently available at 1600 stations.
- Fully Cashless: - The customer can use all types of digital payment options i.e. Rail - Wallet, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, UPI and E Wallets.
- Cheaper: - The customer who uses Rail-Wallet Facility are given 5% bonus on recharge. For example if a passenger recharges his Wallet for Rs 1000, he gets the recharge value of Rs 1050.
Presently the mobile application provides the following services.
- Booking of Journey ticket, Season ticket and Platform ticket
- Cancellation of Suburban ticket.
- Issue/Renew Season ticket.
- Check R-Wallet balance.
- Surrender of R-Wallet.
- User profile management.
- Booking History.
Booking of Journey ticket
- The passenger can book paperless ticket through mobile application and ticket will be delivered in the mobile application itself. The passenger can travel without taking hard copy of the ticket. In order to book paperless journey ticket & platform Ticket, the smartphone should be GPS enabled.
- The passengers are allowed to book normal (non-concessional) journey/return suburban tickets. The journey date will always be current date. No advance ticket booking is allowed.
- There are two options given to the passenger to book tickets
a. Normal Booking
b. Quick Booking - The frequent travel route defined at the time of registration will be displayed along with default class, ticket type, train type, number of passengers.
Booking Platform Ticket
- Only paperless PF ticket is allowed through utsonmobile application.
- The paperless PF ticket is valid only for 2 hours from the booking time.
- Ticket booked cannot be cancelled.
- At the time of Ticket Sync, those tickets whose validity period is more than 2 hours will be removed automatically from the application.
Pre-requisites to avail the utsonmobile app service
- The passenger should have Android /Windows Smartphone.
- The phone should have minimum GPRS connectivity to use the services.
- The passenger has to deposit money in advance in their Railway Wallet (R-Wallet).
- In order to have paperless Journey and Platform tickets, the smart phone should be GPS enabled
- Registration can be done through mobile phone app (Android app, Windows app) or website (https://www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in).
- The passenger first will get registered by providing his/her mobile number , name, city, default booking train type, class, ticket type, number of passenger, frequently travelling routes and payment option.
- After successful registration, an SMS will be sent to the user with login-id and password and zero-balance R-Wallet will be created without any additional cost.
Source : Indian Railways
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