Indian Rail News: A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has urged the Indian Railways to reconsider many issues. The committee wants Indian Railways to review the discounts on passenger tickets, flexi-fare pricing structure, etc.
The committee also wants that the railways should improve its ticketing system and remove the problems faced while booking tickets. In the report submitted a few days ago, the Parliamentary Committee has examined the new Passenger Reservation System (PRS) in detail and suggested many changes in it.
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Increased expectations of passengers
The committee has said that the expectations of passengers traveling by rail have increased as compared to road and low cost airlines. Indian Railways needs to improve its services to woo millions of passengers. The committee has said that due to non-confirmation of wait list tickets, people are getting discouraged from traveling in railways. Due to this, the Railways is suffering huge loss of revenue.
Make PRS better
The Parliamentary Committee wants that the challenges arising due to technical, financial and other resources in the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) should be rectified immediately. Due to this, there is a negative effect on the passengers. The Parliamentary Committee has said that due to the difficult access, low speed and efficiency of the Passenger Reservation System, people have to face a lot of problems. Committee of Parliament has suggested to develop best resource for booking tickets from Indian Railways.
Increase the number of PRS
Indian Railways currently runs 4043 Reservation Centers while 10725 terminals are functional in it. This committee of Parliament wants that the number of rail ticket reservation centers in the country should be increased.
second chart doesn’t make sense
Railway committee has suggested whether railways can save Rs 2000 crore annually if they do away with different types of discounts on tickets. Along with this, this committee has found that the chart prepared 30 minutes before the departure of the railway train is not of any special meaning. The reason for this is that thousands of RAC and waiting list tickets are already waiting for confirmation.
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