IRCTC’s NGet Sys­tem is ca­pa­ble of book­ing 7,200 Tick­ets Per Minute

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A new tick­et­ing sys­tem called NGeT (New Gen­er­a­tion E-Tick­et­ing),

` at a to­tal cost of 180 crore for five years has been launched by In­dia Rail­ways Cater­ing & Tourism Cor­po­ra­tion (IRCTC), a pub­lic sec­tor un­der­tak­ing of the Min­istry of Rail­ways. With the new sys­tem, the prob­lem has less­ened to a great ex­tent. This new sys­tem has ca­pac­ity to book 7,200 tick­ets per minute as against the old ca­pac­ity of 2,000 tick­ets per minute. It sup­ports 1,20,000 con­cur­rent users at any point of time. This sys­tem has been de­signed for faster book­ing of on­line rail re­served ticket all over In­dian Rail­ways.

The to­tal amount gen­er­ated by IRCTC through on­line ticket sales dur­ing the last three years, in­clud­ing cur­rent year (upto Oc­to­ber 2014), is `

49310.38 crore. To in­crease the rev­enue, state of the art in­fra­struc­ture and soft­ware has been pro­vided to in­crease the ca­pac­ity of e-tick­et­ing sys­tem. Ef­forts are also on to in­crease the reach to ru­ral ar­eas through Common Ser­vice Cen­tres

This in­for­ma­tion was given by the Min­is­ter of State for Rail­ways Manoj Sinha in writ­ten re­ply to a ques­tion in Lok Sabha re­cently.

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