IRCTC launches faster & easier E-ticketing system, Boking capacity raised to 7200 tickets per minute
Indian Railways has launched its next-generation e-ticketing system that features an enhanced booking capacity of 7,200 tickets per minute, and is said to be both faster and easier to use.
The new system developed by Centre for Railway information Systems (CRIS) with an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore would allow booking of 7,200 tickets per minute against 2,000 tickets per minute possible with the old system. Also, with the launch of the system, 120,000 concurrent users can book e-tickets simultaneously now, against the earlier capacity of 40,000 concurrent users at a time.
Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said -
“It was a rail budget commitment which was fulfilled.The next generation e-ticketing software will do away with the problems of non-availability of website like user sessions getting terminated.”
Gowda suggested education to children of railway staff through optic fibre cable network. He also announced Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh as cash awards for CRIS and IRCTC respectively for their commendable work.
Railway minister said -
“Railways is part and parcel of development. It is in the mind of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM said all operational part of railways should be covered through online system. I have envisaged hospital management information system for the railway staff.”