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The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute. With the launch of this system, 1,20,000 concurrent users can simultaneously book e-tickets against the earlier capacity of 40,000 concurrent users at a time.
“It was a rail budget commitment which was fulfilled today,” Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said after launching the next generation e-ticketing system here. He also added, “budget was presented two months and five days ago in Parliament, and today we are launching it.”
The new system would allow booking of 7,200 e-Ticket bookings per minute against earlier capacity of 2,000 bookings per minute. The Hon’ble Railway Minister of India, Shri Sadanand Gowda has also launched a series of IT-enabled initiatives for the users including train enquiry mobile application and Go-India smart card. Online system like e-Demand and e-Diversion for freight service was also launched by Gowda booking wagons and making payment without going to counters.
He also suggested education to children of railway staff through optic fibre cable network. Gowda also announced cash awards of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh for CRIS and IRCTC respectively for their commendable work.
To activate next generation e-Ticketing services, you will have to log into the IRCTC website with your existing login details or need to create a new account. Now, IRCTC will be charging Rs. 20+taxes per ticket instead of Rs. 10+taxes.