Have you heard of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines ?


Technology has come to stay in India including all including all utilities like railways, banks etc. If you are a regular traveller by trains, either by Central or Western Railways, then this may interest you.

Technology has come to stay in India including all utilities like railways, banks etc. If you are a regular traveller by trains, either by Central or Western Railways, then this may interest you. For purchasing a ticket, we all are used to stand in long queues,especially on Sundays and Holidays, the experience can be very frustrating. All this is gone now. With the introduction of ATVM, Automated Ticket Vending Machines –
early this year, on both Railways – a railway ticket could be purchased within a few seconds, saving enough time for the passengers. The ATVM gives instantaneous ticket if you have got aSmart Card". Smart Card can be purchased from Railway Counters.e service is available 24 x 7 and is very user friendly. The salient features of Smart Card include the user friendly touch screen where you can purchase season tickets, platform and tickets, both first and second class, for all stations on both the Central and Western Railways. What is more if you decide, you n also cancel the tickets, of course before printing of the tickets.
Using the smart card is very simple – You have to place the smart card on the censor - The ATVM picks up the data and you have to choose the language and zone and the destination and class of tiket, adult or child, number of tickets. Verify and print the tickets.

The validity of theSmart card is six months after initial purchase/recharge, and the minimum and maximum recharge denomination being Rs. 50 and Rs 500 respectively. What is more you also get a t5% Bonus value on every recharge you make. Refundable deposit of Rs. 30/-. Smart Cards available at select windows of both Central and Western Railways. Share your experience.


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