Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited known as IRCTC rolled out next generation e Ticketing system to book your train ticket more faster and user friendly manner than previous. This new generation e ticketing booking system is nothing but change in user interface to lightweight and adding some extra functions in it. The estimated cost of this project was around Rs. 68.97 crores. The project covers all the 29 states and 7 union territories. Plans are also underway to make the e-ticketing portal of IRCTC in Hindi to cater to the needs of people in Hindi-speaking states.
Earlier booking system is too slower compared to newer one. Currently new interface is fully lightweight, therefore page load will be faster than earlier so that you can access and book your ticket faster than usual.
Earlier booking system carries only online 2000 tickets, the new generation e- ticketing system asserts to be capable of booking 7200 tickets per minute. Previous version of booking system carries only 50,000 users online at a time, and now capacity has been increased to 2,00,000 simultaneous user you can see the difference here. Also it will have the capability to easily scale up as demand increases in future. The new system has power advance fraud control and security management tools thereby further improving pellucid in sale of tickets.
IRCTC’s improved version e-ticketing website which works at lightning fast speed. During ‘Tatkal’ hours (10am to 12pm) old IRCTS site was not sufficient to handle the huge load for ticket booking. It’s a ticketing website IRCTS has gotten a lot faster with the new update. The back end has been upgraded to support more users.
Apart from that IRCTC has been bestowed gold in national award for e-governance 2015-16 in the category of “Innovative Use of ICT by Central Government PSUs”. The awards were announced at the 19th National Conference on e-Governance, held recently at Nagpur.
Some of the best services offered by IRCTC are online ticketing (e-ticket and i-ticket). E-catering, air ticketing, Tatkal booking, FTR (Full Tariff Rate) for coach and train booking, shopping on e-commerce portals, payments gateway, e-wallet, and loyalty programme.