New Delhi, Jan 6: Indian Railways is all set to begin train ticket booking in post offices.
Minister for Railways, Ashwini Vaishnav declared it as one of the recent developments on the way of Modernization of Indian Railways.
According to the decisions, one can book train tickets by visiting a nearby post office. The initiative is part of the ongoing modernization plan under which Indian Railways, in collaboration with the postal department, is introducing a train reservation facility at the post offices. The facility would be a boon in minimizing the passenger load at the railway stations.
North Eastern Railway (NER) officials said the facility would be made functional in most of the urban post offices from January 7 onwards.
Initially, the ticket booking facility would be made available in around 9147 post offices across the state, said a Railway official.
Earlier, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for providing rail ticket booking facilities at post offices was signed by the railway ministry and the department of posts.