Indian Railways News : There are going to be many changes in the Passenger Reservation System of Indian Railways. The Ministry of Railways has given this information to a committee of Parliament. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is conducting a study of the existing system of PRS. Leading consultancy firm Grant Thornton has been appointed to provide suggestions for railway upgradation.
report presented in parliament
The report titled ‘Passenger Reservation System of Indian Railways’ of the Standing Committee on Railways headed by BJP MP Radha Mohan Singh has been presented in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. In this report, the committee said that during the year 2019-20, the tickets booked online through IRCTC website/App are 3 times more than the tickets purchased at the actual reservation center site. . However, this website is generally slow and it takes a lot of time to book tickets through it especially during peak hours.
Will help at railway counters
The committee pointed out that the facility of e-ticketing is not only convenient for the passengers but also helps in decongesting the railway counters. Along with eliminating the problem of touts, the possibility of getting counterfeit notes at the counters also ends.
Increasing number of e-ticketing
The Committee told the Ministry that the capability of IRCTC website/servers needs to be regularly strengthened and upgraded so that it can be further strengthened to handle more traffic.
IRCTC has 7.60 crore active users
The Central Government in its reply told the committee that the capability of the system, which was started in 2014 to strengthen online ticketing, is being continuously upgraded. The share of total reserved tickets under Indian Railways E-Ticketing has reached 80.5 percent by December 2021. He said that IRCTC has a base of more than 100 million registered users, of which 760 million are active users.
The Ministry of Railways informed the committee that Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has appointed leading consultancy firm Grant Thornton to study the existing system of Railway Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and suggest ways for its upgradation. has been appointed to.
here are the figures
According to the Railway Ministry data, the share of e-tickets in the total reserved tickets in Indian Railways was 59.9 percent in the year 2016-17. The share of e-tickets in the total reserved tickets in the year 2016-17 is 65.8 percent, in the year 2018-19 70.1 percent, in the year 2019-20, 72.8 percent in the year 2020-21, 79.6 percent in the year 2020-21 and 80.5 percent in the year 2021-22 till the month of December. has been recorded.
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