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I had been to the Cantonment Railway station today to pick up a few relatives. They have a neat machine now to automatically print & dispense platform tickets once you've put in the right amount of change.

The positives : No need for a chap to sit in the station 24/7 issuing platform tickets and you are saved from the growls/stares/mumbles which you are entitled to :

a) In case you don't have the right change.
b) If the person issuing the tickets just feels upto it.

The machine is made in India (didn't see the place/manufacturer).

The downsides : It won't accept Rs. 2 + 1. You'll have to put in 3 one rupee coins. In case you need two tickets, you can put in 5 + 1, but if you put in a 5 rupee coin for a single ticket it won't return the change.

Overall, I'm happy to see that machine there ;) Now we'll have to see for how long it remains functional.

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aivalli
Jul. 14th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
I loved that thing. There is one in the main station at the back entrance. Dunno about the front one. But really nice especially if you have a queue, for people like me who like abiding by the law.

-nerdy

PS: I'll be taking pix and posting it on my "coming soon" pixblog !
code_martial
Jul. 14th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
Talking of cool gadgets at railway stations, there's a machine that dispenses coins in exchange of currency notes. I'm not sure but I think it accepts only Rs 10 notes.
aivalli
Jul. 15th, 2004 03:39 am (UTC)
Uhm ...... anyone know s Shwarma roll dispenser along the same lines ? ;)

That'd be cool !

-nerdy
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