Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Sat Aug 19, 2017 15:26:24 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Sat Aug 19, 2017 15:26:24 IST

Blog Entry# 2089996  
Posted: Dec 13 2016 (19:34)

1 Responses
Last Response: Dec 13 2016 (19:34)
Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSER/South Eastern  -  
Dec 12 2016 (10:52)   Busy railway stations of Jharkhand on cashless track

rdb*^   131628 news posts
Entry# 2089996   News Entry# 288369         Tags   Past Edits
RANCHI: Ranchi, Hatia, Tatanagar, Dhanbad and other busy railway stations of Jharkhand are set to promote cashless ticketing at its reservation counters from January. Passengers undertaking local and overnight train journeys can pay for their tickets through debit and credits using point of sale (PoS) machines, which will be placed in every reservation counter. The railways will also continue to accept the paper currencies.
The Ranchi divisions of the South Eastern Railways (SER) has forwarded a list of its requirement of PoS machines to the zonal headquarter in Kolkata on Saturday. The Adra and Chakradharpur divisions of SER and Dhanbad division of ECR, which together with Ranchi control the railway network of Jharkhand, are expected to follow suit by this week.
have forwarded the details of 43 railway stations which fall in our jurisdiction. Stations such as Ranchi, Hatia, Muri and Jhalda will be equipped with PoS machines but it will still take about a month for the service to become operational," Neeraj Kumar, the senior division commercial manager of Ranchi told TOI on Sunday.
The Indian Railways had issued circulars to each of its railway divisions across India late last week and has sought a compiled figure of reservation counters in all their stations. In Jharkhand, the South Eastern Railways (SER) and the East Central Railways (ECR) have asked their respective divisions to compile and submit their respective requirements.
Railway sources said, the facility cannot be started before one month because of "technical intricacies". A senior officer of the SER division said, "Unlike the PoS machines that are being independently used in shops and malls, our PoS machines will have to be integrated with the central ticketing server of the railways and the government exchequer software. These PoS machines will have to be calibrated with the postal codes of each railway station. This will take time."
Furthermore, the railway also has to make the system accurate. "At times, the PoS machines deduct money but the purchase does not happen. Passengers can lose money this way. So it has to be sorted out," a senior official of Ranchi division said.
"It also has to respond to situations like one passenger booking journey tickets in between New Delhi and Guwahati from Ranchi station," he added. The divisions will be assisted by experts from a PSU bank to set up these PoS machines.

Dec 13 2016 (19:34)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2089996-1            Tags   Past Edits
A welcome side effect of demonetisation!

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Tue Aug 29
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Sun Sep 3
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Mon Sep 18
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Sun Dec 17


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)

    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)

    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)

    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)

    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)

    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.