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Rail tickets to be available at mobile vans, post offices

Planning your travel just got easier as railway tickets will now be available at mobile vans and post offices in both rural and urban areas across the country.

business Updated: Jun 15, 2009 16:58 IST

Planning your travel just got easier as railway tickets will now be available at mobile vans and post offices in both rural and urban areas across the country.

Launching the "Mushkil Asan" scheme as part of the Railway Budget, Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the mobile ticketing vans would issue reserved and unreserved tickets in both urban and rural areas.

"Poor people who are unable to go to the stations can now purchase tickets in market places, mohallas and other busy places. In this year, we will introduce 50 such mobile vans," she said.

Under a MoU between Railways and Department of Posts, passengers can now buy computerised tickets from nearly 5,000 post offices in cities and towns.

Banerjee said the Indian Railways Passengers Reservation System will now cover 200 new towns and cities.

She invited each member of both Houses of Parliament to identify one PRS location of their choice.