Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
As a part of a move to promote contactless ticket checking due to the spread of Covid-19, North Central Railway authorities have started a first of its kind airport-like boarding facility at Prayagraj railway station.
Train passengers arriving at the junction station are first taken to a boarding hall with four new check-in counters. These counters are fully contactless keeping in view the safety of passengers due to the coronavirus crisis, Ajit Kumar Singh, CPRO, North Central Railway, said.
Tickets and passenger’s identity cards are checked using webcam connected to a computer available with the ticket checking staff. For communication between passenger and ticket checking staff, microphone and speakers are provided on both sides physically separated through glass partition wall of the counter.