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ISLAMABAD (APP) – Pakistan Railways has expedited the introduction of an electronic ticketing system which is expected to be operational in June.

Work on the project is almost complete on the new e-ticketing system which will enable passengers to purchase tickets from Railways Centers across the country, sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP on Friday.

The tender for electronic ticketing system has already been awarded to United Bank Limited (UBL) and the system will be launched soon. After this the passenger will be able to purchase a railway ticket from any shop authorized by Pakistan Railways.

It is not the first time that the Ministry of Railways has announced this kind of initiative. Dated back in 2008, similar decisions and announcements were made but later on revoked due to changes in management.

The current government has been adopting measures to make Pakistan Railways profitable and for this purpose modernization of the organization was being made, sources said.

The portfolio and feasibility reports for the electronic ticketing system have already been completed and other formalities are now being completed to begin the process.

The electronic ticketing system has been already introduced in various public departments in shape of e-challan, e-token at the toll plaza and various other public service departments.

Once launched, electronic ticketing system will enable passengers to make online reservation, check schedules, save their times and plan their trips with more ease and convenience.