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PRTC buses to use online machines for ticketing

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Now online machines will be  used for issuing tickets in the buses run by the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), a public sector bus service company.This would result in the information of the ticket issued by the bus conductor automatically reaching the concerned depot and the head office through online manner.

“During the 1st phase, the scheme would be started at the Patiala Bus Depot as a pilot project by 15 July and afterwards it would get underway at other depots also,” the transport minister, ArunaChaudhary said in a Press statement.

She said at present the tickets are issued in the PRTC buses through offline machines whose record is uploaded at the office by attaching the machine to the computer after the route gets completed.The new initiative would see the online ticket machines available at the bus depots and with the bus conductors deputed at the buses. The moment any ticket is issued the entire information pertaining to it would be uploaded directly onto the server of the concerned depot as well as that of the PRTC head office, the minister added.

Chaudhary further added that this would result in the officers at the depot and the head office being fully aware of the record of the tickets being issued at the buses besides making it easier for the checking staff to check the bus.The minister also said that this working mechanism would be come in handy to curb corruption and furthermore the entire record of the passengers in every bus apart from their destination would also be updated with the head office.

Chaudhary also said that as pilot project, this initiative would be commencing at the Patiala Bus Depot where 300 online machines would be provided to the depot as well as to the bus conductors. She informed that the PRTC has made full preparations to roll out this project by the 15 July.