Record booking of 4.95 lakh e-tickets on July 13
New Delhi: Nearly five lakh train tickets were booked through the IRCTC's e-ticketing website on July 13, a record single-day booking.
The website has achieved a record booking of 4.95 lakh e-tickets involving more than nine lakh passengers on last Friday, a senior IRCTC official said.
The IRCTC had recorded an average of 4.47 lakh e-tickets per day since the new timing for Tatkal tickets came into force on July 10 as against the 3.60 lakh average earlier.
Recently, Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation have taken a slew of measures to help genuine customers to get tickets and to prevent unauthorised persons from booking them.
The opening timing of booking advance reservation period and Tatkal tickets have been segregated to 8 AM and 10 AM, respectively. Agents have been barred from booking tickets during initial two hours after the opening of counters and on the internet.
In order to improve the availability of website during the initial peak hours, IRCTC has augmented the infrastructure capacity including hardware, software and internet bandwidth.
With the implementation of above measures, the earlier abnormal pressure on the website has been reduced to a great extent, the official said.