Smart card, E-ticketing system for railway seat reservations: Minister

11 February 2020 12:09 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A smart card and an online E-ticketing system would be introduced for easy seat reservation in trains, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

He said a Cabinet Paper would be submitted in this regard soon.

It was reported that the present ticketing and reservation system had loopholes for scammers to cheat local and foreign passengers.

“Certain brokers used to sell the seat reservation tickets several times higher than the original price. It was reported that Rs. 1,200 ticket was being sold for Rs.3, 000 and Rs.4, 000,” the Minister said.

“Therefore the Ministry had decided to introduce the new system considering the inconvenience faced by the local and tourist community,” he said.

The programme will be implemented with the support of the Asian Development Bank.

  Comments - 4

  • Mo77 Tuesday, 11 February 2020 01:28 PM

    This is good move. Why do not compulsory meter and ticket threeweller? due to Politics?

    LankanLover Tuesday, 11 February 2020 01:46 PM

    This is a great move, Well Done.

    Mohanan Tuesday, 11 February 2020 02:13 PM

    Much awaited decision. Thank you.

    People Tuesday, 11 February 2020 02:51 PM

    These kind of stories we heard when the government change. Only talks ! no Work !.

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