No Waiting List Rail Tickets from 2020: Suresh Prabhu

Jamshedpur: All commuters will get confirmed tickets by 2020 and the issue of waiting ticket will get over, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had said on June 10, 2016.

He had also promised to improve the services of the railways. “Considering the present situation, I hope the supply and demand of tickets in railways will be met by 2020. This work is challenging, looking at the country’s population and increasing dependence on railways,” Prabhu said.

Railway is increasing the number of coaches in long route trains and several of the trains which cross Tatanagar for Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Chapra, Chennai and Mumbai route the third AC coaches are being increased to cater to the rising demand of the passengers.

Around 33 trains which cross Tatanagar or leave from the station the waiting list of tickets are around 72 to 80 in normal days. The railway is working on ‘Vikalp’ scheme to tackle the waitlist passengers and provide them with confirm tickets who otherwise suffer a harrowing time.

Railway is also working on building new model coaches were one sleeper and third AC coach will have 80 seats against the current 72.

The Puri-New Delhi Purushottam express which crosses Tatanagar has the same model coaches. Seeing the crowd of passengers, railway has also increased the frequency of special trains.

Four AC trains frequency has been increased which were ordered to be stopped in June. But the trains to Pune, Vizag, Rajkot, Kachiguda will run till August.

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