Rail Tickets to go Tri-Lingual from May 1: CRIS

NEW DELHI: With an aim to popularise Railways and help those who find it difficult to read ticket details in English or Hindi, Southern Railway has launched an initiative to print Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) tickets in thirteen (13) regional languages.

All suburban and long-distance train tickets will be printed in respective regional languages as well. The Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) will launch the trilingual system, that already has Hindi and English, for all rail tickets from May 1.

The rail officials developing this said that they have already completed the trials and are now ready to print the state language on rail tickets for both suburban and long-distance.

This will be applicable on all the Zonal Railways whereby respective regional language will be printed on tickets. For example: Gujarati for stations coming under that state, Tamil for stations coming under Tamil Nadu, Telugu in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Malayalam in Kerala etc- a senior railway official said.

This is being done by the local railways and CRIS whereby all the tickets purchased from Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) will be printed in the state language. The Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) came into existence in 2001 and there had been plans to issue tickets in regional languages since then.

“And, the objective has been achieved now,” the official said adding the recently introduced rail app for booking unreserved tickets had become very popular in the state with more and more people registering every day.