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Dec 16 2016 (09:29)  Now, pay by card to book train tickets (
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The Pune railway administration has initiated steps to install card swipe machines at the booking counters and at unreserved ticket selling windows.
About 112 point of sale (PoS) termionals will be installed in the next few days at various locations across the division that sell journey tickets.
Pune railway administration officials said they have chalked out an plan to ensure that commuters do not face issues while booking tickets.
said PoS machines will be used to book all type of tickets. “Now everyone is going for cashless transactions. We have identified locations with high transactions and are providing PoS machines at these spots on priority . Trial runs of the machines were completed successfully recently . A reservation office located at Pune station has 18 windows of which seven are equipped with the terminals. There is a plan to procure additional machines as per requirement,“ officials said.
Officials said commuters still offer old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, but the ticket booking staff have been told not to accept them. They added that after providing PoS machines for sale of tickets, the facility will be extended at parcel booking offices.The administration will also tell the food vendors and stall owners at platforms to provide card payment options.
Over a lakh passengers travel everyday from Pune station.About 150 trains including mail,express and shuttle arrive and depart from the station.
Commuters can renew their monthly passes by paying fare through debitcredit cards, officials said.

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