Chandigarh: Chandigarh Transport Undertaking is all set to introduce the Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETM’s) in local and long route buses. UT has already purchased 900 such machines worth Rs 55 lakhs. Each machine costs approximately Rs 6000, said CTU Director Amit Talwar.
The budget for the purchase of the 900 such machines was already cleared in the last years budget and the funds were also allocated. Talwar said that this year CTU has purchased such machines and will install such machines in local CTU buses plying on 70 routes.
Talwar said, “With the introduction of ETM’s, not only passengers but CTU staff will also be benefitted. This will minimise the pilferage of the fares collected and will have pre-feeded fares for the route. The machine will automatically calculate the amount of total tickets obtained by the passenger for the specific route. The machines will be connected online through GPRS and will be RFID enabled. One can get the complete information about the tickets sold and revenue collected by pressing single button.”
Talwar also said that it will be very beneficial for the staff as during change of duty with just one click will transfer the data of the previous conductor before handing over the machine to other conductor. The printout for the same information can be obtained which will relieve the conductor of preparing the chart manually. This will make hand over and take off easy for the conductors.
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