Single window commercial portal for Railways soon
As part of efforts to enhance passenger convenience and ensure hassle-free ticket booking, Railways are developing a `single window commercial portal`.
New Delhi: As part of efforts to enhance
passenger convenience and ensure hassle-free ticket booking,
Railways are developing a `single window commercial portal`
which will act as an e-commerce platform integrating a wide
gamut of commercial activities.
The move is aimed at augmenting e-ticketing services in
addition to other activities under the single window
e-commerce platform, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
"Once it becomes operational, one can book tickets
on-line through the portal. Currently e-ticketing is being
carried out by the IRCTC, a railway subsidiary," he said.
Such options already exist in aviation sector where there
are stand alone ticketing portals as well as parent platforms
where travellers can subscribe to other umbrella and value
added services offered by the carriers, the official said.
The portal will help Railways supplement the existing
services so as to cater to the increased passenger traffic as
well as demand for e-ticketing given its flexibility, he said.
The move comes as Railways have recently taken several
measures which include liberalised norms such as acceptance of
more number of ID-proofs and extension of e-booking facility
round the clock.