How e-ticketing for train travel picked up pace over the years
Half of the Indians who travelled by train last fiscal year booked their seats via the e-ticketing portal of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd, railway officials said on Wednesday.
In fact, the number of e-tickets booked have almost doubled over the past five years while the total money paid in fare jumped two-and-a-half times. IRCTC has also rolled out new rules for ticket booking to avoid automated transactions from some vendors. Now, tickets cannot be booked before 35 seconds to avoid automated mechanisms.