Railway Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda has said that the railway reservation system will be revamped and converted into the next generation e-ticketing system.
Ticket booking through mobile phones and through post offices will be popularized.
Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today, Gowda said, the Indian Railways will improve the system capabilities in e-ticketing to support 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute and allow 1,20,000 simultaneous users at any point in time.
The Minister said, facility of coin operated automatic ticket vending Machines will be experimented.
He said, efforts will also be made to provide facility of buying Platform Tickets and unreserved tickets over internet. Parking-cum-platform combo tickets will be launched to facilitate the passengers and to save their time.
He said that online booking facility of railway retiring room will be extended to all the stations during the course of the year.