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PATNA: Booking of railway tickets from Patna Junction can soon be made through credit card. The railways has decided to open a separate counter for the purpose at the Patna Junction reservation counter, Danapur divisional railway manager (DRM) L M Jha said and added a section of passengers, including businessmen, had been demanding the facility for long. He said this facility would also be of great help for passengers visiting Patna from far-off places. The DRM said the railways was committed to providing adequate amenities to passengers at Patna Junction. It has already provided ATM kiosk at the station. More ATM kiosks and other amenities are on the cards, he said. According to sources, ticket booking through cellphones is fast gaining popularity in... Read more...
New Delhi and other metropolitan cities. However, it is yet to become popular in Patna. Efforts are on to create awareness among passengers about the facility to book tickets through cellphones, an IRCTC official said. Meanwhile, the Danapur division of railways has increased the speed limit of all the passenger trains running through the division to 100km per hour. However, several pairs of long-distance mail and express trains, including Rajdhani Express, are running at a speed of up to 110km per hour on the Jhajha-Mughalsarai mainline of the division. The speed limit of trains on the loop lines has also been increased to 30km per hour at few places under the division.