Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will launch the next generation e-ticketing system on August 13 by clicking the new revamped IRCTC ticketing website.
Besides, Gowda will launch a series of IT (Information and Technology) initiatives in the rail sector including e-demand and e-division module of freight services, mobile application for train enquiry and Go India Smart card.
With the launch of next generation e-ticketing system, the ticket booking capacity through the website would enhance to 7200 tickets per minute in the peak hours as against present 2000, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Ticket booking was sometime getting slow due to overload and traffic congestion. "The website has been revamped at an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore and as a result the next generation e-ticketing system is much faster and it can take traffic load during peak hours," said the official.
Currently there are about 4.5 lakh e-tickets booked on an average through the IRCTC website which can go upto 6 lakh during the peak period.

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