Unreserved Ticketing in Indian Railways: No more standing in queue! Know how to recharge smart cards online

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Updated: August 11, 2021 9:43 AM

In a bid to facilitate the public, the national transporter has now provided online facility for commuters wanting to recharge their Smart Cards in digital mode.

Unreserved Ticketing, online rechargeNow, railway passengers who possess Smart Cards for buying Unreserved Tickets, as well as Platform Tickets, can recharge their Smart Cards online by registering on “UTSonmobile” website.

Online Smart Card Recharge: Giving a boost to digitalization, Indian Railways had enabled a facility where rail passengers can purchase Unreserved Tickets through Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) at railway stations without the need to stand in a queue. Now, railway passengers who possess Smart Cards for buying Unreserved Tickets, as well as Platform Tickets, can recharge their Smart Cards online by registering on “UTSonmobile” website, according to a statement issued by the South Central Railway zone. Earlier, railway passengers had to visit the booking counters at stations for recharging when money in their smart cards was exhausted.

In a bid to facilitate the public, the national transporter has now provided online facility for commuters wanting to recharge their Smart Cards in digital mode. According to South Central Railways, this will help rail passengers avoid standing in queues at the railway station booking counter. Besides, it will also help to avoid crowding of the passengers at the station booking counters, particularly during these Covid-19 pandemic times. In order to avail this facility, rail users can follow the steps below:

  • First, register on the website www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in
  • In the menu, select the option of “Smart Card Recharge”
  • Payment is acceptable through all digital options like Credit Cards, Debit Cards, UPI, Internet Banking, etc.
  • After getting the confirmation of payment, money will be deducted and passengers will be prompted to visit ATVM of the concerned zone within a period of 15 days or card expiry, whichever is earlier
  • When smart card is kept o­n reader at ATVM and passenger chooses the option of “Recharge Smart Card” then the ATVM will fetch details automatically of o­nline recharge done and the recharge amount will be topped up o­n ATVM smart card
  • With this, the smart card balance would be ready for ticketing purposes and it can be used o­n any ATVM of the concerned zone

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