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Tiruchy railway junction goes digital

THE Tiruchy railway junction has aimed to go completely cashless by providing all the catering staff, vendors at the junction and all the shops with Quick Response Codes.

Published: 27th August 2017 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2017 08:00 AM   |  A+A-

The Quick Response Code badge that is stuck to the uniforms of vendors at the Tiruchy Junction | EXPRESS

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TIRUCHY:  The Tiruchy railway junction has aimed to go completely cashless by providing all the catering staff, vendors at the junction and all the shops with Quick Response Codes. A passenger can just take out his smartphone and scan the QR code placed on the vendors’ uniforms to carry out the transaction. All staff at the junction are currently made to wear badges of Paytm with QR codes, allowing passengers to make transactions even for as low as `10.

According to railway officials, the system was mooted by Tiruchy Divisional authorities after Railways decided to go completely digital. A total of 90 catering vendors attached to the cell kitchens and other eateries are now walking with Quick Response Codes attached to their uniforms. A senior railway official attached to the Catering Department of Tiruchy railways says, “All the caterers and vending staff in the division were briefed about the technology, who in turn are making the passengers know the advantages of the payment through the QR code.

After the success of the QR codes during demonetisation by various small kirana shops, the use of the same even for small payments was mooted during a meeting by the railway authorities and is now being implemented across the division.”

As a first, the railway authorities have brought it to the places of Mayiladuthurai, T h a n j av u r a n d Tiruchy, where a total of 90 cell kitchen staff attached to the eateries have adapted to the technology. The railway officials also said the vendors are also made to look into the customers’ transactions till they become successful as the messages are received directly by the parent company.

On an average, at least 20 transactions are made daily through the Paytm QR codes, say railway officials. The officials brought the exclusively-made tags from a Bengaluru-based company involved in manufacturing such tags.

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