Indian Railways is to increase its ability to issue tickets from 25,000 to 2.25 lakh per minute and to respond to inquiries from 40,000 to 4 lakh per minute, according to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Ashwini Vaishnaw provided more information, stating that it has been decided to install new railroad tracks over a distance of 7,000 kilometres in the fiscal year 2023–2024.
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“We intend to upgrade the back-end infrastructure of the passenger reservation system. In terms of technology, software, and website speed, there will be a tremendous gain—almost a tenfold improvement. Approximately 25,000 tickets can currently be sold per minute. According to him, the goal is to increase capacity to 2.25 lakh per minute.
Additionally, Vaishnaw said, “the capacity for responding to inquiries would be increased from 40,000 per minute to 4 lakh per minute.
The country’s 2,000 train stations will all have Jan Suvidha convenience stores built within them, according to the railway minister, and they will be open 24/7.
After deboarding, he remarked, “The stores will have all stock of everyday usage things, which the travellers may simply pick on their way back home.”
The minister remarked, “Before 2014, this used to be four kilometres each day. The aim of installing railway lines over a distance of 4,500 kilometres (12 kilometres per day) was achieved. The railroads have set a goal for next year of installing 7,000 kilometres of new railroad tracks. These tracks will feature new lines, doubling, and gauge conversion”.
According to the minister, 594 stores have been opened at 550 stations as part of the One Station One Product (OSPS) initiative. “This year, the number of these stations will be increased to 750,” he stated.