IRCTC outlines plans to upgrade railway e-booking services news

IRCTCThe Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corp (IRCTC), which enjoys a virtual monopoly on railway catering and e-ticketing, has promised to upgrade its online ticketing services.

With its current connections on web servers it can book about 2,000 tickets per minute. The Indian Railways subsidiary hopes to increase this to 7,200 e-tickets per minute in the current financial.

In a detailed presentation of the site’s upgrading before railway minister C P Joshi at a review meeting in New Delhi on Monday, IRCTC managing director R K Tandon outlined his action plan for capacity enhancement.

He said the exercise would cost the Railways about Rs.100 crore.