Automatic Ticket Validation System for Indian Railways
V. Vanitha1, V.P. Sumathi2, R. Kalaiselvi3

1V. Vanitha, Professor, Department of Information Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2V.P. Sumathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
3R. Kalaiselvi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 13 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 December 2018 | Manuscript Published on 09 January 2019 | PP: 267-271 | Volume-7 Issue-4S November 2018 | Retrieval Number: E1978017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Railway system places a vital role in public transportation. Railways are widely used commutation by the public. There are many services provided by it like a ticket, catering, etc. Ticketing system has evolved from paper ticketing system to electronic ticketing system. In a metro train, the system provides smart card where a passenger can recharge and buy tickets using that, this may be regular or seasonal ticket smart card which will calculate the fare for travel. In order to book tickets for long distance travel, passengers can buy e-ticket via an internet or can in person at railway stations. In case of e-ticket, the tickets would be validated by ticket examiner (TTE) with a valid original identity proof. Passengers will be in trouble if they forget to take the ID card. Lack of Ticket Examiner leads minimal verification of the passenger’s ticket. In the proposed system by the use of online services with the internet, passengers can add their own unique national Identity proof (Aadhaar card) while booking tickets, which helps automatic ticket validation. Biometric checks of the passenger take place at the entrance and exit of each compartment of the train. With the help of cloud storage, the details can be validated by comparing Aadhaar database. In case of mismatching tickets alarm rings and alert message will be sent to Ticket Examiner. Using GPS on a train, location can be obtained and the source and destination of the passenger can be validated. Checking at the exit path, the destination can be checked and can avoid the persons travelling long distance with short distance travelling ticket. Also, the system prevents the person travels without buying tickets. The proposed system is implemented using Raspberry Pi, fingerprint scanner and GPS Receiver.
Keywords: Indian Railways, Automatic Ticket Validation, Biometric Checking, Aadhaar Data base.
Scope of the Article: Big Data Quality Validation