Lots of train ticket booking applications, websites are available now. It is easy to book train tickets online. When we have to go a long distance, we usually book a reservation seat. But in the case of local train ticket booking is difficult. We need to stand in the long queues at the Railway station ticket booking section to buy tickets. Indian Railways providing various alternatives for people to avoid long queues. But most of the applications do not support to book local train tickets. So Indian Railway introducing an official application to book local train tickets online. The app named UTS ( Unreserved Ticketing System ). The app supports for booking seats that don’t require reservation. Let’s see more about this application.
UTS – An Indian Railway App for Booking Local Train Tickets
UTS is an Indian Railways official mobile ticketing app to book unreserved train tickets. Centre for Railway Information Systems developed this wonderful application for booking train tickets online. The app allows users to book two types of tickets such as paper tickets and paperless. The Paper tickets need you to book on the UTS app and then print the ticket via an ATVM (Automatic Ticket Vending Machine). The Automatic Ticket Vending Machines are available more than 1,000 stations in India. And we did not need to print the paperless tickets, you can simply show the ticket using the UTS app. But this facility is available in select cities such as Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Secunderabad. Also, You need to b within 2-km of the source station to book paperless tickets. So you need to share the location information with the application. You can’t book paperless tickets inside the train. In the case of Paper tickets, you need to print the tickets using an ATVM. And you should carry the print while traveling on the train.
You can register by using the UTS application and also its website. At the time of registration, you should provide your mobile number, name, password, gender information and also need to accept the terms and conditions. After clicking Enter All Information link, you will receive an OTP via SMS to authenticate. Just enter the 4 Digit One Time Password and Submit the form. This service is not available to a person under the age of Seventeen or previously suspended or removed from the services by Indian Railway.