Jamshed taking charge from Additional Member Kundan Singh, assumes significance as the next Rail Budget is round the corner. Singh was holding the charge temporarily.

Jamshed said there will be more Information Technology-related steps in railways for increasing online bookings as part of 'Digital India' campaign.

At present, online bookings account for about 56 per cent and our aim is to increase it to 75 per cent of the total booking in the next three years, he said. Currently about 5.5 lakh tickets are booked online per day and the aim is to increase it to 7.5 lakh in the next three years.

Besides, Jamshed is expected to look into ways for increasing earnings of railways through various innovative ways. The new Member Traffic is likely to include his action plan in the next Rail Budget slated for February 2016.

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