Thursday, 14 August 2014

Railways Unveils New e-ticketing Structure: It Will Produce 7,200 Tickets A Minute


Railway minister Sadanand Gowda launched the new e-ticketing system. An official said, "The next generation e-ticketing software will do away with the problems of non-availability of website like user sessions getting terminated."

Booking rail tickets through the IRCTC website is going to be hassle-free for now. The new e-ticketing system developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) would allow booking of 7200 tickets per minute against 2000 tickets through the existing system.The system, developed at a cost of Rs 180 crore, will ensure that 1.2 lakh concurrent users can book e-tickets simultaneously against the earlier capacity of 40,000 concurrent users at a time.

Passengers can now easily track information relating to arrivals and departure timings of trains and other information on their mobile phones as CRIS has launched mobile app and desktop app for Windows 8 platform. The app is available free of cost for window 8 phones and the railways plan to launch it on android platform very soon.

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