Indian Railways will Introduce Smart Ticketing System

Indian Railways will Introduce Smart Ticketing System
August 20, 2009 1:33 am

Indian Railways has selected the European firm NXP Semiconductors to power contactless smart cards for its automatic ticketing system.

The system uses automatic ticket vending machines produced by the railway’s IT Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).
NXP will provide its microcontroller-based chip technology MIFARE DESFire to drive the contactless smart cards for the fare system.
NXP will work with Indian card and inlay manufacturer Siepmann’s Card Systems for nearly 6,500,000 contactless cards over a one-year period.
The system will be installed in five Indian cities, namely New Delhi, Secunderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Pune.
The installation is expected to begin in September 2009 beginning with two cities.
The automatic fare system is part of Indian Railways’ plan to upgrade its traditional paper-based ticketing systems with a more efficient and economical and less time-consuming system. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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