City railway station goes cashless

Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Saran Mathur has declared Visakhapatnam railway station as 100 % Digital Payment Enabled (Digi Pay) station and launched the services at the station to promote cashless transaction.

The launch of Digi Pay stations would encourage cashless transactions, the vision of Union government of ‘Digital India-Digital Railways’. Passengers can make transactions in the stations through Point of Sale (PoS) machines arranged at railway counters and e-wallets at all the stalls at the railway station.

Visakhapatnam Railway Station is a major railway station in East Coast Railway (ECoR), which handles 118 trains and receives over 60,000 footfalls a day, and more than 80,000 a day during festive seasons, generating revenue of more than ₹30 lakh a day.

Mr. Mathur said Digi Pay services were provided at the general ticket booking counters, reservation complex, water vending machines, cloak rooms, coffee, tea stalls, ATMs, parking, parcel office, book stalls, fruit juice stalls, pay and use toilets and at other points on the station premises.

Help desks

State Bank of India has also provided help desks and information booths for promotion of digital transaction among rail users. He appealed to people and rail users to use this facility for hassle-free journeys and to make dream of a Digital India- Digital Rail into a reality.


After the official launch of the Digi-Rail campaign DRM along with branch officials inspected various stalls and railway counters to check the usage and working of digi pay services.

During this campaign, appreciation certificates will be given to the digi pay customers along with paper caps to encourage the users.

A signature campaign on ‘digital rail’ was also organised on this occasion where the participants appreciated the efforts by Waltair Division towards cashless transactions, according to Divisional Commercial Manager G. Suneel Kumar.

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