Scan the QR code and Know Your TC

Central Railways rolled out QR based ID cards to Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) as a pilot project at Thane station.

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It's a common practice for fraudsters to extort money from passengers travelling without a ticket by pretending to be a Ticket Checker. However, a person without a ticket is already stressed out and won't dare to ask the TC for their ID card. The TC uniform and ID card can easily be imitated.

To curb these practices, Central Railway has come out with QR code-based technology which will help commuters identify if their Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) is genuine. It's an important initiative as 6-7 fake cases are registered every month.  

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A pilot project was rolled out at Thane station where 18 TTE's were allocated QR based ID cards. As stated in Times Of India, CR’s chief public relations officer Sunil Udasi said that CR has a total of 1,400 TTEs and if the pilot is successful, it will be rolled out in the entire division. The concept is the brainchild of senior divisional commercial manager Robin Kalia.  

Notably, apart from helping identify a genuine TTE, it will help identify TTEs who misbehave or are rude with passengers. All a passenger needs to do is scan the TTE’s code and report him to the railways.

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