Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique announced that the Pakistan Railway Department has generated Rs 100 million for selling e-tickets within two months. The Minister complimented the Department on this success.
Almost 8,500 tickets were sold via credit cards, UBL Omni and mobile accounts since the inauguration of E-ticketing in the railways, PR sources revealed on Thursday.
Pakistan Railways Generates Rs.100 million through E-ticketing
Minister Saad Rafique initiated the E-ticketing system in October, 2016 where Pakistan Railway and UBL signed MoU to issue E-tickets. Travelers can book their tickets online or through mobile and then payments can be made via credit cards or bank accounts. At present E-ticketing service is offered in 51 cities across Pakistan. Amusingly, the data indicates that people living in small and distant areas profited more from the facility.
According to the audit report issued a couple of months before, Pakistan Railway has been in economic crisis for quite a long time due to negligence and corruption. CPEC will expectantly get the railway system on the right track by elevating and escalating the railway networks.
The Minister also advised the IT department to guarantee E-ticketing facility to the passengers of Akbar Bugti Express, Jaffar Express and Bolan Mail which runs from Quetta within one month as Quetta is one of the imperative cities of the country.