Trivandrum, 31 December 2012: Southern Railway has launched its first automatic ticket vending machine at Trivandrum railway station. The ticket vending machine, the first one of its kind in Kerala is expected to reduce the rush at the counters at peak hours. Railways also plan to introduce the machines to ten other stations wihich includes Ernakulam, Thrissur, Aluva, Kottayam etc.
Users have to purchase smart cards of denominations from Rs. 100 onwards and could be redeemed against tickets in the automated counters.