PR e- ticketing to be operational next month
ISLAMABAD— Pakistan Railway has expedited a project for introducing an electronic ticketing system which is expected to be operational by next month.
The work on the project has almost completed and the new e- ticketing system would enable the passengers to purchase tickets from Railways Centers across the country, sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
They said United Bank Limited ( UBL) has offered its services regarding e- ticketing, however, other banks will be welcomed in case of competitive charges.
The tender for electronic ticketing has already been taken by the UBL and the system will be launched soon. After this the passenger will be able to purchase railway ticket from any shop authorized by Pakistan Railways.
It is not the first time that the Ministry of Railways planned for such type of initiative. Dated back in 2008, same decisions and announcements were made but later on revoked due to change in management.
The current government has been adopting measures to make Pakistan Railways profitable and for this purpose investment for modernizing the organization was being made, the sources said.— APP