First ‘Automated Ticket Checking & Managing Access’ machine Installed at Nagpur Station

The Indian Railways has moved a step ahead in its battle against coronavirus. In order to prevent the spread of contamination of COVID-19 among the railways’ staff, the authorities have introduced the ‘Automated Ticket Checking & Managing Access (ATMA)’ machine at the Nagpur railway station.

The introduction has been made under the New, Innovative Non-Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme (NINFRIS) policy.

The primary benefits offered by these automatic machines can be defined as automated boarding, human body temperature checking, face mask checking, identity card checking, and allowing access to passengers in the station.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways of India, took to his official Twitter handle to announce the news. He tweeted, “Railways introduces ‘Automated Ticketchecking & Managing Access’, an innovative ticket checking system in the times of COVID-19. While maintaining minimum contact, the system checks: 🤒 Body Temperature, 😷 Face Mask, 🎫 Ticket, 🎟 ID card of Passenger”

The ATMA machines have been installed with the aim of reducing staff deployment, RPF deployment, and medical staff deployment at the railway stations. Moreover, it is done to prevent any further spread of the COVID-19 virus.