Vikash Sharma

The Indian Railways have come up with a slew of measures and facilities for passengers to get reserved and unreserved tickets in a hassle free manner.

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said that the facility to book reserved tickets through computerized PRS counters in Post Offices was launched in the year 2007.

At present this facility is available at approximately 375 Post Offices across the country, he said.

Here are the list of facilities/ measures taken by Railways:

Reserved tickets

-Computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at approximately 3962 locations.

-Facility to book reserved tickets through the website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and through mobile app.

-Computerized PRS counters in approximately 375 Post Offices.

-Facility to book physical as well as e-tickets through authorized ticketing agents like e-ticketing agents of IRCTC, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK).

Unreserved tickets

-Approximately 9983 Unreserved Ticketing system (UTS) counters at various stations of Indian Railways.

-2737 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMS)/Cash-coin & Smart Card operated (Versatile) Ticket Vending Machine (CoTVMs).

-Facility to book unreserved tickets through UTSonMobile app.

-Facility to book unreserved tickets through various authorized agents like Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sewaks (JTBS), Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK), Station Ticket Booking Agents (STBA) etc.