Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) were introduced to reduce passengers queuing up at the ticket counters at Railway stations. ATVMs are touch screen based ticketing kiosks operated using Smart Cards. The passengers can purchase and recharge Smart Cards from ticket counters. The Smart Card has to be placed on a slot in the ATVM and user has to select the route and destination using the touchscreen. After confirming the details, the ticket is printed and delivered. Once the ticket is issued, charge is debited from the smart card. The interface and the enabling software include a graphic display of route maps as well as trilingual menu options. It is cashless, convenient and a service that is available round the clock.
Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM)