Chennai Local Train UTS App

Chennai Local Train - UTS Mobile App
Chennai Local Train - UTS Mobile App

CHENNAI LOCAL TRAIN UTS APP

All details related to Chennai Local Train UTS App are following.

Grant of 5% Bonus to Users of UTS on Mobile App from 24.05.2018

Southern Railway announced that Railway commuters in Chennai and Tamil Nadu who use the R-wallet to book mobile-tickets would soon get Rs 5 extra when they recharge the R-wallet for Rs 100.

Issue of UTS tickets (Paperless) through Mobile APP has been extended to all stations over Southern Railway with effect from 14.04.2018.There has been tremendous response from the travelling public. On an average, 3% of total unreserved passengers are now using the APP for booking unreserved tickets.

This facility has been enabled for both Android and IOS phones.The user can quickly book tickets using the APP and can travel by showing the ticket in the mobile itself.For payment, users can recharge their R wallet either at any unreserved counters at stations or by using their credit / debit cards in the APP itself.Recharge can also be done through the website www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in.When recharge of R wallet is done through UTS counters, no extra service charges are levied and the entire amount is credited to the R wallet account.

Now, based o­n the orders of the Railway Board, it has been decided that with effect from 24.05.2018, Thursday, an additional bonus of 5% will be extended to all the mobile booking customers when they recharge their R wallet.This initiative is taken to popularise mobile booking, encourage the passengers to Go Green and to promote digital payments.This bonus will be given to all the recharges done to the R wallet at the time of recharge itself.For instance, if a passenger recharges his R wallet for Rs.1000/-, his wallet will be credited with Rs.1050/- and he can book tickets for value upto Rs.1050/-.

To enable this, the facility of recharge will not be available for a brief period of two hours from 00.00 hrs.to 02.00 hrs. o­n 24.05.2018.The facility of recharge with bonus will be available thereafter.This scheme will be valid for a period of three months from 24.05.2018.

Chennai : Mobile UTS Ticketing App

Southern Railway is launching new mode of mobile UTS ticketing App called BAAT – Book Activate And Travel – mode of paperless mobile tickets for Chennai Suburban customers. Booking paperless tickets on mobiles, normally requires GPS and Internet connection in the phone. Once the passenger books the ticket in paperless option, the image of the ticket is downloaded to the phone. The passenger can show the ticket image on the mobile phone and travel. However, for booking paper less ticket, the passenger has to be at least 25 metres away from the railway track and station platforms but within five kms from the station. This facility is provided through ‘geo fencing’.

To overcome the difficulties faced by the passengers due to such geo fencing, a new feature called ‘BAAT’ (Book Activate And Travel) has now been launched as a trial measure at Chennai Central. By this feature, the passenger can book the ticket from anywhere either from office or home, without worrying about the distance restriction. The passenger can come to the station to an area earmarked as ‘BAAT Activation Zone’ and can ‘activate’ the ticket for travel. No internet or GPS is required for activation. Passenger also need not take print out of the ticket.

This facility is being launched at Chennai Central as a trial measure from Saturday, 7/4/2018. BAAT is expected to be another passenger friendly feature being bought out by Southern Railway to benefit over one million passengers every day in Chennai suburban area. Railway hopes to increase the percentage of mobile tickets to over 10 % of the total UTS tickets during the current year.

Details of Other Chennai Local Train Mobile App

Southern Railway had launched a mobile Application for booking of unreserved tickets through the mobile phone in 2015. Passengers can download this App in their mobile from Google Play store and book their unreserved tickets using R wallet, which is an e-payment mode of Railways with no service charges. Using this App, passengers can buy two types of tickets viz., paper ticket and paper-less ticket. Today about 3 % of suburban train tickets are booked through mobiles, crossing one million in January 2018.

In case of paper ticket, the passenger can book the ticket from the App and can take print out of the ticket from the ATVM machines, as well as UTS counters at stations. This facility is now available to buy season tickets and non suburban journey tickets also.

This app provides information about Chennai suburban/local train services running between two train stations at or after a given time of day. You can search train services between any two stations which fall on the same direct route either on Weekdays or Sundays, including Velacherry-Beach-Tiruttani and Velacherry-Beach-Sullurupeta routes.

The search provides you with a list of trains with boarding time at source station and alighting time at destination stations.

You can tap on any listed train to get full information about that specific train, like its start/in between/destination stations and time for each. The App interface supports Tamil, Hindi and English languages.

Features of Chennai Local Train Mobile App

  • You have an option to search nearby source/destination station based on phones last known Geo-coordinates (latitude/longitude)
  • An option to long tap on any station name to see it on online maps
  • Look at the various routes on which suburban trains operate in Chennai
  • Swap Source-Destination stations so as to find return trains easily
  • Type Source-Destination station names
  • The last searched station pair gets saved for quick use in future
  • Live train information

This app can work completely offline. If an internet connection is available it would be used to only display advertisements and collect usage statistics. This app does not collect any personal information.

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