The Indian Railways is introducing platform tickets on mobile phone and thus save money in terms of platform paper, printing and manpower. An SMS on your mobile giving details of the platform ticket, including the expiry time, will be accepted as a platform ticket.
Display on trains: The Railways is also launching a pilot project to install an electronic display board and voice announcer on each coach of the Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani in September, giving details of the next station, distance and time to reach there, and any delay in the running of the train.
[advt]After examining this pilot project, Railways will install these display boards and voice announcers on all long-distance trains and connect them through GPS to provide real-time information.
Such a system in Delhi metro and the first class coaches of the Mumbai local trains has been a success.