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Reservation of Train Tickets: Railways to Setup PRS Counters at Post Offices

Indian Railway - Train Tickets through counters set up in Post office

Booking Train Tcikets – PRS counters are available at about 280 post offices

Indian Railways is likely to setup Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at Post Offices across the country. For this purpose, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Posts. Notably, at present, PRS counters are available at about 280 post offices all over India.

Answering a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday,Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, in a written reply said, “PRS counters at Post offices are opened based on technical and commercial feasibility where there are no Railway Reservation Counters in nearby areas.”

Online booking of reserved tickets on www.irctc.co.in has become very popular and about 65% of total reserved tickets are now booked online. The provision of PRS at post offices is a continuous activity based on the requirement and feasibility, he said.

State wise number of Post Offices in which Passenger Reservation System counters are available is given below:

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At present, the highest number of Passenger Reservation System counters at the post offices are available in Karnataka (44), followed by Maharashtra (36), Andhra Pradesh (24) and Uttar Pradesh (23). The least are available in Sikkim (0), followed by Mizoram (1) and Meghalaya (2).

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