Now, 7,200 tickets can be booked per minute on IRCTC


Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha ​told the Parliament that the capacity of the e-ticket system has been expanded. ​Earlier, only 2,000 tickets could be booked per minute.

“In the time to come, we will increase the (ticket booking) capacity,” he added.

SMS alerts to passengers on train delays and setting up of 4,615 water vending machines at a number of railway stations are among the new initiatives of the railways to improve facilities for passengers.

Manoj Sinha, while replying to questions in the Lok Sabha, indicated that SMS service on train delays is under consideration.

“There is a provision in this regard,” he said when asked whether such a facility would be available to passengers on the pattern of SMS alerts about status of train bookings.

The railways has taken various measures to make booking or reservation of tickets easier and user friendly, he said.

Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) counters have been provided at more than 5,800 locations and around 1,500 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines have been installed.

To another question, the minister said as a recent initiative, water vending machines are to be set up by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation at identified railway stations to provide low cost clean drinking water. More info


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