UTS ON MOBILE: Now, book unreserved train tickets in Balasore

Balasore: The Railways today unfurled the Unreserved Ticket System (UTS) at the Balasore Railway station after its launch in Rail Sadan two months back. Breathing a sigh of relief, rail passengers here welcomed the step which will allow them to buy unreserved train tickets using smart phones.

Though the mobile based App UTS ON MOBILE was launched in Bhubaneswar in May, the senior officials of the Railways organised a camp in Balasore to brief passengers about the App and its key features and uses.

Speaking on the App, Supan Datta, Chief Commercial Inspector, Shalimar informed, “The UTS ON MOBILE App was launched today in Balasore. With the help of this App, passengers can book Unreserved Tickets through Android and Windows Mobile.”

“This App has several benefits. First, if a passenger wants a ticket, then he/she can book it on road close to the Railway Station. They can avoid standing in the queue. And they can also spare themselves from changing or cancelling tickets,” he added.

“This Application will be a great relief to all passengers in East Coast Railway jurisdiction, who are mostly travelling on Unreserved Tickets. We don’t have to stand in queue anymore to get a ticket,” said a commuter.

Steps to Download App:

Passengers have to download UTS App from Google Play Store/Window Store/Apple Store and then register Mobile Number, Name, Date of Birth and Identity Proof, using Sign up option.

After successful registration, a 4-digit Password SMS will be sent to the Customer’s Mobile and R-Wallet will be created with Zero Balance. Passengers then need to recharge with a minimum balance of Rupees 100/- and maximum of Rupees 10,000/- in multiples of Rupees 100/- in the R-Wallet. They then have to book their unreserved tickets by logging in using User ID and Password to book single, return journey, Platform and Season Tickets.