A file photo of Borivali railway station. (HT)
A file photo of Borivali railway station. (HT)

Mumbai local trains: Buying tickets would be a two-step process from tomorrow

  • The new ticket vending machines would reduce waiting time for Mumbai local train passengers
  • The Railways is installing 42 suburban stations

NEW DELHI : Mumbai local train passengers would now be able to buy tickets easily and quickly with a two-step process from tomorrow with the installation of new Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM). The Central Railway has announced that it is setting up 92 such machines at 42 suburban stations to facilitate fast ticketing to its millions of commuters over Mumbai local train network.

"A total of 92 ATVMs will be installed at 42 suburban stations. The salient features of one-touch ATVM are that with just two steps, one can obtain a ticket instead of earlier six steps on a regular ATVM," a press release said.

The one-touch ATVM will show one screen display for selecting single or return journey tickets. One can select the desired station in the distance slab, just press tab 'upto station' either for journey tickets or return journey tickets. One can get platform ticket also with a single touch.

"This one-touch ATVM is introduced keeping in mind the fast life of Mumbai commuters as it will reduce the waiting time of the passengers and avoid standing in long queues," Shivaji Sutar, Chief PRO, Central Railway, said.

"The user-friendly and uncomplicated procedure in one touch ATVM will greatly ease the load on the ticketing system of Mumbai suburban network," the official said.