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34% of reserved rail tickets in India are sold online: IRCTC

According to ticket sale data provided by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which sells rail tickets online, out of the 880,000-odd reserved rail tickets sold a day between April and July 2009, around 300,000, or 34 per cent, were sold online.

In 2008-09, of the 860,000 or so reserved rail tickets sold every day, around 200,000 (above 25 per cent) were sold online. IRCTC accounted for 17 per cent of the total passenger earnings of the Indian Railways in 2008-09.

According to ticket sale data provided by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which sells rail tickets online, out of the 880,000-odd reserved rail tickets sold a day between April and July 2009, around 300,000, or 34 per cent, were sold online.

In 2008-09, of the 860,000 or so reserved rail tickets sold every day, around 200,000 (above 25 per cent) were sold online. IRCTC accounted for 17 per cent of the total passenger earnings of the Indian Railways in 2008-09.

In value terms IRCTC’s ticketing revenues have increased by 462 per cent over the last three years. From Rs 704.91 crore in 2006-07 and Rs 1744.68 crore in 2007-08, the corporation garnered Rs 3966.98 crore from sale of online tickets last fiscal. It plans to earn at least Rs 5000 crore from the sale of online tickets during the current financial year. [Source: Business Standard]

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35 thoughts on “34% of reserved rail tickets in India are sold online: IRCTC”

  1. What a growth!. The way ecom
    What a growth!. The way ecom is growing, 5K crore for this fiscal should be easy to achieve. Just a different viewpoint, is more ecom making railway tickets tougher to get for the lower income group, who does not have access to internet and the only channel they know is standing in the queue at the station to get the ticket.

  2. The results are shocking .
    The results are shocking . this is quick time for government to react . Indian railways should increase 2nd class and first class online fare by decreasing the load over government because what i feel that majority of irctc tickets purchased through irctc would have benefited richer or upper middle class of country who clearly dont require subsidy.
    Its high time for railways to boost its passenger earnings .

  3. IRCTC has achieved its
    IRCTC has achieved its expected growth as no. of internet users are increasing day to day and its easy as well. Now IRCTC have to work on their infrastructure to move on to the next level. Because most of the time site is not able to handle multiple request due to heavy traffic on the site. In next five year time IRCTC will beat offline booking.

  4. Why do we always forget the
    Why do we always forget the common man…the middle class guys. It is actually this class who has started using this service effectively. For the upper class…they have agents who will book their tickets.
    And for the lower class our government is giving subsidies. So what about the middle class who is getting poorer day by day?
    Think about it…

  5. dear all well wisher this
    dear all well wisher this change in irctc only team work . there is one team leader mr sanjay aggarwal he is very hard working man and one is mr tiwari ji he manager IT . now we are working with irctc last 4 years when irctc was only 15,000 ticket per day today is around 2,00,000 per day . in this figure we are doing 30,000 per day 15% share of totel irctc ticket . very geting very good support from irctc pepole . they are very co oprative team .

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