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IRCTC looks to increase its earnings as more trains back on track

Ticket bookings go past pre-Covid levels; cooked food service to resume

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Twesh Mishra New Delhi
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is looking to increase its earnings from ticketing as the pandemic restriction on the number of trains has eased. More tickets are likely to be booked on its platform since over-the-counter sale of tickets remained restricted.

IRCTC officials said booking of tickets through its platform was already beyond pre-pandemic levels. “There were close to 1.4 million tickets being booked daily during the peak season before Chhath Puja and Diwali, which sees more passengers. This has come down to 1.2 million tickets a day now, but we are averaging at around 1.3 million ticket

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First Published: Nov 20 2021 | 6:05 AM IST

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