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Dec 14 2016 (10:09)  Cashless transactions introduced at NF Railway (
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Dec 14 2016 (10:09AM)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by NFR Prince DBRG Shatabdi Coming Soon~/1329476
Stations:  Guwahati/GHY  
GUWAHATI, Dec 13 - Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced the system of issuing PRS tickets through credit and debit card transaction.
The first machine was installed at PRS Kamakhya on December 12 and made operational from today, said NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Pranav Jyoti Sharma.
“With this, the passengers now can purchase reserved tickets by swapping the card as per the tie-up with State Bank of India (SBI). A total of 237 PRS having 315 counters will be provided with Point of Sale (POS) machines, for which necessary intimation has
been given to SBI," he said.
The Chief General Manager of SBI visited the Kamakhya station today along with railway officials and said that seamless operation will be provided at each location.
The POS machine provided is based on GPS technology and no telephone connection is required. The machine can work for a period of six hours at a stretch without electricity. POS machines will be installed in a phased manner.
“The important PRS will be covered first. And thereafter the other stations will be provided with this facility,” Sharma said.
In the wake of the Central government’s demonetisation drive and its efforts towards a less-cash and cashless economy, Guwahati city, too, is gearing up for embracing cashless transactions in a more inclusive way.
Yesterday, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu had told this newspaper that steps would be taken to educate citizens, especially women, students and small business owners, on various digital financial tools like e-wallet, POS, unified payments interface (UPI), and others.
He said the exercise will include effective training involving citizens’ services centres for all and gaon panchayat and ward-wise training programme for PRI and other public representatives, as well as beneficiary-oriented training programme for government scheme-linked beneficiaries. Wide publicity and linking various social media tools will be involved in the exercise, he said.
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