Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (EcoR) has installed three Automated Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) on Wednesday at the Bhubaneswar railway station for the benefit of the passengers.

“The machines are user-friendly and would help passengers avoid the long queues at the booking counters by using smart card worth Rs 100 available with the Booking Supervisor. The validity of the card is six months”, said the EcoR’s senior divisional commercial manager Jyoti Mishra.

According to Mishra, Second class ordinary tickets, platform tickets and renewed season tickets are available at the ATVMs.

ATVMs would soon be installed at Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Berhampur and Palasa railway stations, informed the railway official.