Bhubaneswar: During the ongoing Covid-Pandemic, it has been a logistical challenge for the Railway authorities to ensure safe screening of passengers for temperature and also to check only bonafide passengers enter the Railway stations, by maintaining social distance between the passengers and the ticket checking staff deployed.
Keeping in view the safety of the passengers and Railway authorities, one Automatic Ticket Checking & Managing Access (ATMA) system was installed at Bhubaneswar Railway station.
Based on Information technology, the ATMA system will support in effective screening of passengers for temperature and checking tickets from a safe distance by staff at entry and exit points.
The ATMA system is having four features i.e Bar code scanner to scan QR code of IRCTC based train tickets, one speaker, through which the passenger can speak out the PNR No, a temperature scanner to measure the temperature of the passenger entering into the station and a camera which will ensure whether the passenger is wearing mask or not. The ticket checking staff deployed can check all the four parameters from a safe distance from passengers and ensure only bonafide passengers enter the Railway station. The move will also prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.
This Automatic Ticket Checking & Managing Access (ATMA) system was provided by the Paradeep Phosphate Limited (PPL), Bhubaneswar under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme at Bhubaneswar Railway station.
One more such ATMA system will be installed at Puri Railway station by PPL and one at Jajpur-Keonjhar road Railway station by Visa Steel Limited, Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur under CSR scheme in the recent future.