Railways increase commission on unreserved class ticket sale

In order to reduce the rush at ticket counters and encourage the Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sewak (JTBS) scheme, railways have decided to increase the commission on sale of tickets in the unreserved class.

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 21:01 PM IST

New Delhi: In order to reduce the rush at
ticket counters and encourage the Jansadharan Ticket Booking
Sewak (JTBS) scheme, railways have decided to increase the
commission on sale of tickets in the unreserved class.

Besides, it has reduced bank guarantee and security
deposit for the JTBS operators to attract more players under
the scheme.

According to the notification issued by the Railways last
week, service charges to be realised by JTBS shall be Re 1 per
passenger instead of Re 1 per ticket.

This means if a single ticket is issued for four
passengers, then the JTBS operator will earn Rs 4. Earlier the
commission was only Re 1.

The scheme of Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sewak was
introduced a few years ago to improve sale of unreserved
tickets in city areas.

One can become a JTBS by furnishing certain bank guarantee
and security guarantee.

As per the decision, JTBS operators will be allowed to
renew season tickets.

Bank guarantee has been reduced to Rs 20,000 from Rs
40,000 and security deposit to Rs 5,000 from Rs 15,000.
JTBS operators are now also allowed to shift to a new
location to increase sale of tickets.

PTI