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Issuance of Passenger Reservation Tickets through Post Offices

 Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Posts for setting up of Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at Post Offices.  PRS counters at Post offices are opened based on technical and commercial feasibility where there are no Railway Reservation Counters in nearby areas.  At present, PRS counters have been provided in about 280 post offices across the country. The State wise number of the Post Offices in which Passenger Reservation System counters are available is given below:-

State-wise PRS commissioned at post offices as per datawarehouse are given below

 

S.No.

STATE

No.

 

S.No.

STATE

No.

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

24

17

MANIPUR

02

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

03

18

MEGHALAYA

02

3

ASSAM

10

19

MIZORAM

01

4

BIHAR

07

20

NAGALAND

00

5

CHHATISGARH

07

21

ODISHA

11

6

DELHI

03

22

PUDUCHERRY

00

7

GOA

01

23

PUNJAB

12

8

GUJARAT

18

24

RAJASTHAN

7

9

HARYANA

03

25

SIKKIM

00

10

HIMACHAL PRADESH

00

26

TAMILNADU

15

11

JAMMU KASHMIR

02

27

TELANGANA

24

12

JHARKHAND

09

28

TRIPURA

00

13

KARNATAKA

44

29

UTTAR PRADESH

23

14

KERALA

04

30

UTTARAKHAND

08

15

MADHYA PRADESH

06

31

WEST BENGAL

03

16

MAHARASHTRA

36

 

Online booking of reserved tickets on www.irctc.co.in has become very popular and about 65% of total reserved tickets are now booked online. The provision of PRS at post offices is a continuous activity based on the requirement and feasibility.   

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 2 February 2018.

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