Update from Railways
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Here is an update from Railways:
In order to improve the efficiency of the website for booking of e-tickets, a new State-of-the-Art Data Centre has been set up by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation. Further, the e-ticketing system has been upgraded with the launch of the NextGeneration E-ticketing System (NGeT). This new e-ticketing system has an enhanced capacity of booking 7200 tickets in a minute as against the capacity of 2000 tickets per minute of the old system. In the new system 1,20,000 concurrent users can login at a time and simultaneously book e-tickets against the earlier capacity of 40,000 concurrent users at a time.
Also, For providing First Aid to needy railway passengers, First Aid Boxes have been provided on all passengers carrying trains and Augmented First Aid Boxes have been provided in nominated long distance trains. Front line staff deployed on trains is trained in rendering First Aid. Services of doctors travelling as passengers are also utilized to attend to passengers who are in need of urgent medical assistance. Trains can also make unscheduled halts, if necessary, at the stations en-route in emergencies. Station Masters have details of doctors, clinics and hospitals, both Government and private, in the vicinity of the station so that their services could also be availed in emergencies.
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