N G E T (New Generation E-Ticketing) System of Indian Railways is capable of booking 7200 tickets per minute…
A new ticketing system called NGET (New Generation E-Ticketing), at a total cost of Rs.180 crores for five years has been launched by India Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways. With the new system, the problem has lessened to a great extent. This new system has capacity to book 7200 tickets per minute as against the old capacity of 2000 tickets per minute. It supports 1,20,000 concurrent users at any point of time. This system has been designed for faster booking of online rail reserved ticket all over Indian Railways.
The total amount generated by IRCTC through online ticket sales during the last three years, including current year (upto October 2014), is Rs.49310.38 crores. To increase the revenue, state of the art infrastructure and software has been provided to increase the capacity of e-ticketing system. Efforts are also on to increase the reach to rural areas through Common Service Centres.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.