New Delhi,21 Apr:The Unreserved Ticketing System developed by Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS), an IT organisation of Ministry of Railways has received the Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in Public Administration for the year 2006-2007. The award was conferred by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at a function on the occasion of Civil Service Day, here today.
The Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) has been developed to cater to 16 million unreserved passengers who travel on Indian Railways everyday. In addition to providing more than 3600 points of sale at 1300 locations on Indian Railways, this system provides a facility to passengers to purchase their tickets not only from the journey origination stations but also surrounding stations to reduce the queues at Booking Counters on major stations.
As an extension of Unreserved Ticketing System, CRIS has developed Automatic Ticket Vending Machines which has a user friendly interface. These machines have become very popular in Mumbai Suburban area where more than 60,000 passengers are buying their journey tickets daily through the ATVMs.
A 28-member project team lead by Shri Vikram Chopra, Director Operations/CRIS received the award on behalf of the Indian Railways from the Hon’ble Prime Minister.