Published on : Monday, August 28, 2017
Tiruchy railway junction, one of the popular and the busiest south Indian cities located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu, India, goes digital and completely cashless by providing all the catering staff, vendors at the junction and all the shops with Quick Response Codes.
There the 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 Tiruchy railway junction are currently made to wear badges of Paytm with QR codes, allowing all the passengers to make transactions even for as low as Rs 10.
According to Tiruchy railway officials, the digital payment system was mooted by Tiruchy Divisional authorities after Indian Railways decided to go completely digital.
There are a total of 90 catering vendors, who are attached in different works in the platform. All goes for digital payment after the QR codes are attached to the cell kitchen and other eateries, who are no walking by attaching the QR codes to their uniforms.
A senior railway official attached to the Catering Department of Tiruchy railways said that all the caterers and the vending staff in the railway 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 successful implementation of the digital payment during demonetisation that happened last year by the quick initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there are various small kirana shops where Paytm and other payment apps are used. The small payments were mooted during a meeting by the railway authorities and are now being implemented across the division.
At least there are more than 20 transactions are made daily through the Paytm QR codes said by the railway officials.
The officials brought the exclusively-made tags from a Bengaluru-based company, which are involved in manufacturing such tags.