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You'll soon be able to book rail tickets at 290,000 centres in remote areas

Now all 2.9 lakh CSCs will be connected through technology to facilitate railways ticket booking

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Railway ticket counter
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Ministry of and on Monday signed an agreement to allow ticket bookings through 290,000 (CSCs) in the country in next 8-9 months.

Now all 290,000 CSCs will be connected through technology to facilitate ticket booking. At present, around 40,000 CSCs are connected... In the next 8-9 months all CSCs should be able to do ticket booking," Minister said after signing of the pact.

The pact was signed between and CSC India, which manages across the country for providing government services in rural areas.

CSC will be able to book both reserved and unreserved tickets.

Goyal said that he will work on allowing all 2.9 lakh CSC to work as banking correspondents and also explore the opportunity to set up extended bank counters at CSCs to provide banking and financial services in rural areas.

He asked Law and IT minister to provide "speed, skill and scale" to his proposal of financial services through CSCs.

"CSCs can also be made a medium to grant mudra loans, but you will have to be vigilant and make commitment for honesty," Goyal said.

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 14:25 IST