IRCTC website modernised, new technologies adopted, says Indian Railways

IRCTC website’s capacity has gone up from 2,000 tickets a minute in 2014 to 20,000 in 2018

GN Bureau | September 11, 2018


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Indian Railways has claimed that a number of modern technologies have been adopted by the national transporter to improve services and better passenger experience for rail users.

It said that IRCTC website’s capacity has been increased to 20,000 tickets per minute compared to 2,000 tickets per minute in 2014, a ten-fold increase.  The entire user experience has been improved upon substantially with the launch a new interface with easier navigation and standard views that facilitate smooth transaction. New features have been unveiled that enable better planning of journeys aiding the passenger to obtain confirmed tickets.

Tracking of trains using newer technologies:

Railways have experimented with tracking of trains using GPS devices with these GPS devices located in the locomotive.  For a sustainable solution, a Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) is being implemented, whereby GPS tracking devices would communicate using satellite communications. Successful trials have been conducted. Besides, data logger systems already available in track circuited stations are being used at major interchange points to capture arrival/departure information on trains.

In an effort to computerise the transactions of the station master, a Computerised Train Signal Register is going live at 650 stations and this enables arrival/departure information to be transmitted to the Control Office Application (COA) and the National train Enquiry System (NTES) directly from the station master’s desk.
 

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