Indian Railways is planning to make a big change in reservation ticket services. After the lockdown, Railways may stop the paper printing of reservation tickets for passenger trains in the country.
Railway has already been working on ways to integrate eight of its services into one central service ‘Indian Railway Management Service’ after getting approval for restructuring from the Union Cabinet last year. Railways have received proposals for several changes from different zones if the proposal is accepted by Indian railways; your rail journey will change in future.
Reservation tickets may be available only on mobile
These proposals include a suggestion to stop ticket printing and get tickets checked through RPF. There is also a proposal that the airport-like system should be implemented in railways. It is also proposed to make the railway reservations paperless so that tickets could be sent to passengers on mobile or email. Passengers could also print their tickets from home. Railways could not give reservation ticket on printed paper. The proposals include the merger of the key posts of the accounts, commercial, electrical, mechanical, engineering, medical, personal, operating, store, signal and telecommunications departments and other positions.
Ticket booking rules were recently changed by Railways
Recently Indian Railways has made many major changes in the rules of ticket booking. According to the new guidelines of the Indian Railways, now passengers will have to give full information about their destination.
Earlier the railways used to write only the name of that city or district but now it requires more details. Along with the personal number, the traveller will have to give the information of his PIN code, house number, tehsil and his identity card etc. in the city where he is going.
Tatkal ticket will be available form July 1st
Amidst the growing infection of the coronavirus epidemic, there is favourable news for train passengers who need to travel in an emergency situation. From July 1, instant ticketing facility will be available for 200 special trains running across the country. Passengers can book Tatkal tickets from the railway counter or authorized agent a day in advance.
Indian Railways has made a big announcement. After the lockdown, the Tatkal ticket facility is soon starting in passenger trains in the country being unlocked in the next three to four phases. Passengers will be able to book Tatkal tickets from the rail ticket counter or authorized agent from July 1. Tatkal ticket facility will be available through the IRCTC website and mobile app.