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Railways launch bar-coding of unreserved tickets

The Railways on Tuesday launched bar-coding system for unreserved tickets to prevent revenue leakage and bring transparency in the ticketing system. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said bar-coding of unreserved tickets, one of the Rail Budget 2016-17 commitments, will be launched in three stations of the city – New Delhi, Old Delhi and Nizamuddin.

The IT-based bar-coding project has been introduced as a pilot project at nine ticket counters at these stations.

Railway Board Member (Traffic) Md Jamshed noted that there were cases of misuse of unreserved tickets by unscrupulous elements, who used to get tickets printed illegally. He said the move will help check fraud.
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