ADVANCED TRAIN TICKETING SYSTEM USING SMART CARD
In these present days, as the man is very busy trying to compete with the challenging world, he does not prefer to waste his valuable time in doing regular things routinely. In railway stations, persons have to monitor in all timings to issue the tickets for MMTS or general train tickets and for platform tickets also. And passengers also have to wait for long time even for this metro train and platform tickets. The person can book the tickets even by online services, but sometimes the network connections may be down or the services may not be updated very often. To avoid this risk and reduce the manpower, we are developing this low cost metro train ticketing system using smart card.
In this project, each user contains one smart card which has some amount of money which is used for train tickets and platform tickets. When the user goes to station to buy the ticket, he has to insert this card into ticketing system and enter the destination station. Then this system deducts the respective amount from the smart card and issues the ticket .If the amount is insufficient in the card, the system does not issue the ticket. Once the amount is over, the user has to recharge the same smartcard from railway departments. When the card runs out of balance, the system alerts the buzzer indicating no balance in the card.
In this project we are using 8051 microcontroller to control the all the blocks and take the decision accordingly. LCD is used to display the name of the station and amount to be deducted etc. and a buzzer to indicate the insufficient amount card. Momentary type switches are also used to enter the destination station number.
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE TOOLS:
- Keil compiler
- Microcontroller AT89S52.
- 24c04 as a smart card
- Buzzer and driver circuit