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Historical Overview of Steps Taken to Boost Railway Earnings - Government has taken following innovative measures to facilitate ticketing and boost the earnings: - Introduction of Premium Tatkal Quota with dynamic pricing: Dynamic fare component is increased with the subsequent bookings.

Image of Railway Budget at a Glance

Image of Railway Budget at a Glance

Image of Railway Budget at a Glance

  • Running of special trains including Suvidha trains on higher fares.

  • Introduction of Flexi fare in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Duronto trains.

  • Introduction of new trains like Gatimaan, Humsafar, Tejas, Antyodaya, Mahamana etc. , with higher facilities and fares.

  • E-ticketing system now constitutes around 65 % of the total reserved tickets.

  • E-ticketing supports 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute and allows 1, 20, 000 simultaneous users.

  • Provision of booking reserved or unreserved tickets through mobile phones.

  • Facility of issuing unreserved tickets through coin operated Automatic Ticket Vending Machines.

  • Engaging authorised agents like Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra Licensee (YTSKL), Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Sewaks (JTBS), Station Ticket Booking Agents (STBA) & e-ticketing agents for issuing of reserved/unreserved tickets.

  • Rationalization of computerized reservation system by providing automatic preparation of first reservation charts at least four hours before scheduled departure of train and then allowing facility of booking available accommodation online as well as through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) till preparation of second reservation charts.

  • Revision of refund rules- granting automatic refund on e-tickets in case of cancellation of trains, cancellation of counter tickets online through Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

  • Facility of booking confirmed accommodation to foreign tourists in Executive Class, 1st AC, 2nd AC in all trains including Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto, Gatimaan etc. through internet upto 365 days in advance.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 15, 2018

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