Monday, June 19, 2006

Indian railways online

Online ticket booking will reduce queues at the Indian railway counters, it seems. Indian railways can do far better than employ an army of clerks at various railway ticket booking counters. From this Hindu Businessline piece...

The Railway's initiative to sell tickets to passengers through the Web has caught on well, with the service registering about 100 per cent growth rates.

For the first two months of the current fiscal, sales have more than doubled against the same period last year. In May 2006, about 3.97 lakh passengers used the Net to book their tickets against 1.81 lakh in May 2005. Similarly, in April 2006, 4.04 lakh passengers resorted to the Net avoiding the long winding queues against 1.95 lakh in April last year.

And its not just in the metros, its catching up in the small cities as well. Previous posts on nearly the same topic 1, 2.

1 comment:

Narain said...

You can search about Indian Railways, Ticket Availability, PNR Enquiry, Check Fare, Find Trains, Find Railway Stations, Train Routes, Train Schedule, Trains between stations, live train info, Spot your train, arrivals, departures, rail network map and all other features on a new site which is not developed by Indian Railways, but a third party, you may know the name, that is http://www.indiantrains.org/

Visit this site and experience the new ways to find the trains and their availability.