To keep in sync with contactless measures to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, Indian Railways has launched CheckIn Master, a new app for contactless ticket checking. By Kumar Shree

One of the world’s largest train networks, Indian Railways has launched CheckIn Master application that will enable the staff to conduct contactless ticket checking at railway stations. The app can scan OCR/QR codes on PRS/UTS tickets, respectively to check them. The checking personnel using the app will also be provided with thermal guns to screen the passengers. The CheckIn Master app can also be used to log attendance and keep real-time monitoring of the staff.

 

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The CheckIn Master app will be first put to use at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai. It will then expand to other stations in the city. Central Railways is planning to install flap gates with automatic checking mechanism at entry and exit point across all its stations in the next phase of expansion.

The Rural Electrification Corporation (RECL) has developed this app under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme, hence no cost has been incurred by the Railways. As reported by LiveMint, in a statement issued by the Central Railway, it mentions, “The app will help the ticket checking staff discharge their duties without any fear in the times of COVID-19.”

The Railways has been keeping up with the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Notably, this is not the first of its many initiatives to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Central Railways has also provided its ticket checking staff with 50 portable Public Address (PA) systems. These PA systems enable them to establish clear communication with passengers while maintaining social distancing.

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