Railways set to issue 2.5 lakh tickets online per minute, up from 25,000 | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Booking rail tickets online and getting a response to your queries will be faster from September this year as railways will upgrade the entire backend system. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday that the next generation e-ticketing passenger reservation system’s back end infrastructure will be upgraded to issue 2.5 lakh tickets online per minute against the current capacity to issue 25,000.
“Our target is to increase the capacity by 10 times both for issuing tickets and attending to enquiries. By September this year, the entire backend system will be upgraded. The capacity for attending enquiries will also be upgraded from four lakh per minute to 40 lakh per minute,” Vaishnaw said. He added that safety features are being improved to ensure nobody can bypass the system to get tickets.
Vaishnaw said the railways will focus more sharply on increasing the convenience of passengers during 2023-24.
One of the initiatives would be the introduction of “Jan Suvidha” or public convenience stores at 2,000 stations across the country. He said these stores will sell all items that passengers need for their daily requirement and during their journey.


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