According to reports, the Indian Railways has decided to soon give its passengers the option of booking unreserved tickets through mobile wallets.
This is being considered as a huge game changer in the Indian Railways as with this the national carrier plans to put up quick response (QR) codes at every railway stations, sing which the passengers can quickly buy unreserved seats on the train.
“We are in talks with leading mobile wallet providers. The idea is to reduce the chaos and queues at the tickets counters. Unreserved passengers should be able to scan the code, add the destination and book tickets easily on their smartphones.” – A senior railway ministry official
A QR code is a machine-readable code which consists of an array of black and white squares forming a matrix.
Representational Image of a QR Code.Google +
This matrix contains data which can be read by smartphones and then direct the phone to allocated site or app.
A said mobile wallet is a pre-loaded with virtual money, which many already use to pay for shopping done online and offline .