He also launched two other IT-based initiaves- a SMS destination alert service for premier trains and an e-ticketing portal in Hindi. "We are committed to provide better facilities for passengers and today we are launching three services as part of our Budget commitment,” Prabhu said after launching the IT-based initiatives here. The mobile ticketing application for unreserved tickets aims to facilitate a hassle free travel for lakhs of daily passengers in Mumbai.

Earlier, the mobile app for paperless unreserved ticketing system was introduced between Egmore and Tambram suburban sections in Chennai under Southern Railway zone on a trial basis in April.

Developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) 'utsonmobile' - the paperless unreserved ticketing feature in mobile application aims to eliminate the need for printing of unreserved tickets.

The app, which is for both Android and Windows platforms, can be downloaded from Google Play Store or Windows Store by the user. The application provides necessary on-screen alerts to guide the passenger during the booking process. Payment for the ticket is done through the 'railway wallet' feature in the App. After booking the ticket, the passenger will get ticket confirmation screen, which will contain limited information about the ticket.

Prabhu hoped that by the end of the year all budget proposals will be implemented. "We have fulfilled many budget proposals and by the end of the year all will be implemented."

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