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Feb 26, 2013

How Rail Minister made your life easier
The Railway Minister has announced a slew of measures that would help to make ticket booking and travelling easier for passengers.

  • Station upgradation: Railways has identified 104 stations for upgradation in cities with more than one million population and of religious significance.
  • Free Wi-Fi: On select trains, customers would be able to avail free Wi-Fi facility.
  • Special A/C coaches: Special A/C coaches called 'Anubhuti', will be introduced in select Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains to give excellent ambience with commensurate fare.
  • Aadhaar for bookings: Railways will use Aadhaar database for bookings and validation of passengers.
  • Status: SMS alert service being rolled out shortly to intimate passengers about reservation status.
  • Online booking timings: Internet booking to be provided from 0030 hours to 2330 hours.
  • For pilgrims: Common rail-bus ticket will be introduced for Katra-Vaishnodevi pilgrims.
  • Better toilets: Progressive extension of bio toilets for all trains
  • Sanitation: On board housekeeping facilities and clean stations
  • Onboard announcements: Provision of announcement facilities on board
  • Security: Ladies coaches in metros will be accompanied by women RPF personnel
  • Better website: Indian Railways will create a next generation e-ticketing system by end of this year that would be able to handle three time more booking than the current capacity.

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