PR e- tick­et­ing to be op­er­a­tional next month

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

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

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