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IRCTC website to book 7,200 e-tickets per minute

New Delhi, June 1 (): IRCTC has now come out with a plan to book 7,200 e-tickets per minute intending to link the gap between demand and supply in e-ticketing.

Spelling out its magnificent plan, the IRCTC said it will now be ready to handle about 1.2 lakh concurrent connections on web servers.

In a review meeting, IRCTC Managing Director R K Tandon clarified the action plan to the Railway Minister CP Joshi and gave  a detailed report on its upgrading, adding that the project is likely to cost Rs 100 crore to Railways that would power up the railway ticketing site.

According to a senior Railway Ministry official, a power point demonstration regarding the plan to strengthen the website to facilitate it for booking 7200 tickets per minute was made before the Railway Minister. The meeting was attended by Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal and CRIS Managing Director Sunil Kumar including Joshi.

With the enhancement in the website, the average booking per day has currently climbed up to 4.15 lakh, compared to 3.67 lakh a day. In a year, a total of thirty-one crore reserve tickets are being booked out of which 55 per cent tickets are sold through windows. While eight per cent tickets are booked by the agents, thirty-seven tickets are booked online.

Usually the IRCTC website at 10 am is busy when booking of Tatkal tickets opens. Based on festivals and vacations, booking of tickets differs from time to time. However, maximum number of people complained with regards to slow loading of the IRCTC website which makes them unable to complete the booking procedures and shows poor response in handling huge web traffic.

The IRCTC which has decided to address these complaints has now announced to enhance its plan developing its e-ticketing site by booking 7,200 tickets per minute.