Pune: The Pune Railway Division has taken a step towards becoming paperless by making unreserved tickets for suburban stations now available on mobile.
Tickets of suburban stations between Lonavla and Pune can now be obtained through the UTS app. The app was inaugurated by Anil Shirole, city MP, on Sunday during a programme organised at Pune station.
Divisional Railway Manager Milind Debaskar, Additional Manager Railway Manager Praful Chandra, Chief Medical Officer D Ramkrishna, CEO of Birla Aditya Hospital, Rekha Dubey, along with officers, employees and railway passengers were present.
Divisional Railway Manager Debaskar said that now the suburban unreserved passengers will not need to stand in long queues for tickets. Going to Google Play Store, Window Store, Apple Store and downloading UTS app will ease the process.
Manoj Jhawar, Public Relations Officer of Pune division, said, "The facility has been made available to all smart phone holders, who have net connections. In the suburbs of Pune division, 1.12 lakh passenger travel every day and the earning from them is Rs 13.10 lakh. The Railway administration has taken this new initiative to provide additional facilities to suburban passengers.”