Getting e-tickets for your next rail trip to your native town may just get less hassling. According to reports, we're looking at interesting times ahead in the e-ticketing sphere, if IRCTC's grand plan materialises.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) reportedly, has revealed its grand plan of making the IRCTC site capable of booking 7,200 e-tickets per minute, in the current fiscal. Just to give you a rough sketch of what we're looking at, currently the site can handle about 1.2 lakh concurrent connections on web servers, and can book about 2,000 tickets per minute. Needless to add, taking this giant leap from 2,000 to 7,200 e-ticket bookings per minute, isn't going to come cheap to the Railways, and they are estimating a cost of about Rs 100 crores.
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IRCTC MD R K Tandon explained the Railways' plan of action to achieve this target to Railway Minister CP Joshi at a review meeting in the national capital. A power point presentation was made before Joshi, detailing him on their plans to enhance the booking capabilities of the site to 7,200 per minute. In addition to Joshi, the meeting saw Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal and CRIS MD Sunil Kumar in attendance too.
Without a doubt, the plan to enhance the site's booking capabilities to this exent is grand, but an official added that upgrading of the website was a continuous process. He added that thanks to the process, average booking per day had risen from 3.67 lakh to 4.15 lakh.
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