The fake ID game will be over
According to a report by Livemint, the passenger reservation system (PRS) of Indian Railways is all set for another overhaul. These steps will delete active IDs on IRCTC site with malicious intent. These IDs are usually activated when instant ticket booking starts. Due to this, the server slows down and ordinary passengers are unable to book tickets, while touts easily withdraw tickets and collect huge sums of money from passengers.
76 million active users
The report said that after the availability of Grant Thornton’s report, the work of improving the PRS of the railways will begin by the end of this year. The firm is in talks with IRCTC to study the current ticket booking system and suggest improvements. Currently, 100 million users are registered on the IRCTC site, of which 76 million are active users.
The server will grow
An official associated with this improvement said that the improvement in the e-ticketing service will focus on two main things. Firstly, increase the servers to smooth the large number of transactions and secondly, eliminate the fake users creating bottlenecks during booking of instant tickets. According to the official, the software will eliminate rogue users who exploit loopholes to make transactions and pressure the system. They block emergency tickets in bulk.
The website will also be upgraded
Apart from strengthening the PRS, IRCTC will also focus on upgrading the website and servers to handle higher traffic with minimum turnaround time, as is the case on a daily basis.