DelhiDesk Indian Railways is planning to make its ticketing system completely digital, thereby making printed tickets a thing of the past. The Railways has decided to shut down its remaining printing presses, and it is expected that in the future, the contract will be given to private vendors. The decision was taken in 2019, and the Railway Board has now issued instructions to all Zonal Railways to close the printing presses of Byculla-Mumbai, Howrah, Shakurbasti-Delhi, Royapur-Chennai, and Secunderabad railways. Railways is in the process of digitizing all its reserved and unreserved tickets, and online ticket sales have already increased to 81%.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Indian Railways is preparing to make the ticketing system completely digital.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Railways has decided to shut down its remaining printing presses and its contract will be given to private vendors.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had expressed the intention of the government to close all the printing presses controlled by the railways in 2017.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Railway Board has issued instructions to all Zonal Railways to close the printing presses of the Byculla-Mumbai, Howrah, Shakurbasti-Delhi, Royapur-Chennai and Secunderabad railways.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The Ministry of Railways had decided to close 9 out of 14 printing presses after several talks.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Railways is now in the process of digitizing all its reserved and unreserved tickets.

๐Ÿ‘‰ At present, 81 percent tickets are being booked online and 19 percent tickets are taken from the counter.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Rate tickets and other documents will be printed in the printing presses of RBS and RBI.

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