Railways have launched a pilot project in Delhi and Kolkata where the mobile ticketing van is stationed at pre-decided locations for issuing reserved and unreserved tickets, to facilitate public not to travel to railway reservation centre for buying tickets. Wide publicity has been given through daily newspapers in which dates, timing and locales where the mobile ticketing van will be stationed are informed to the public.
Mobile ticketing van will be introduced in rural areas after a detailed study of alternate type of communication suited for rural areas is done since the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) used for mobile connectivity is not always available in adequate signal strength with many rural areas.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.