Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Know about IRCTC system Ticket Booking System Performance Report

We have been many a times booked ticket from IRCTC . But have you even thought how many ticket request the system can handle per minute/sec/day. Ministry has released this information on 19-January, 2016 on PIB

In 2002 Internet ticketing on IRCTC website was started ,at that time it booked only 29 tickets on the first day but now it has  increased to more than 13 lakh tickets booked in a single day

In 2014 ,IRCTC has upgraded the website and named it NGeT that is  Next generation e-ticketing system(NGeT)  was  launched on 28/04/2014 to handle increased ticket booking. The capacity was increased from 2000 tickets in a minute to 7200 tickets in a minute . The capacity of NGeT was further increased to 15000 tickets in a minute in 2015 to book tickets fast and easily. The e-tickets may be booked easily and faster through website and the IRCTC website is able to handle 15000 tickets per minute at present. The concurrent user connections were increased from 40,000 to 1,20,000 in NGeT,  which has further been increased to 3,00,000 . The enquiries in NGeT have also been increased from 1000 per second to 3000 per second. Capacity in NGeT was increased this year

Time taken in Booking of ticket:

The Next Generation e-Ticketing System (NGeT) is able to handle load of 15000 tickets in a minute. Hence 250 tickets can be booked concurrently in a second. At best, an individual user can book his ticket in 35 seconds.. The time taken for ticket booking depends upon the speed of internet at client end, form filling speed of individual and bank response time. At reservation counters, a ticket can be booked in less than 35 seconds.

Ticket Booking Capacity
15000 ticket per minute
Number of Concurrent User Supported
3 Lakh
Number of Enquiries per second

To stop the misuse of website various time checks and Captcha have been implemented as discussed above. With these checks in place, it is not possible to book any Opening Tatkal ticket by any software being sold in the market earlier than 35 seconds. Tables shown below which indicate first 35 seconds bookings and   36th   second to 60th second booking separately at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM for Opening Tatkal at PRS counters vis a vis IRCTC website.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Good News for IRCTC Waiting List Ticket Holder.Soon WL(waiting list) e-ticket holder can board Train

There is a good news for people traveling in Indian Railways. If you have missed the trip several times in the train because of the waiting e-ticket, then it will not be so. Traveling e-tickets will also be able to travel on the train.

Not only this, passengers who are waiting for ticketing tickets will be able to claim the vacant seat.

The Railways appealed to the Supreme Court, against a decision. The Supreme Court has given great relief to the passengers traveling on the e-ticket while rejecting it. In fact, the Railways had appealed against the decision, in which the High Court directed him to eliminate discrimination between passengers traveling from the counter and passengers who travel by e-ticket.

It was so far that the passengers with waiting e-tickets could not travel on the train, while traveling passengers with reservation ticket taken from the Reservation Counter, as well as getting a seat in the event of the arrival of a passenger were also entitled.

The single bench of Justice Madan B Lokur rejected the appeal of the Delhi High Court against the orders of the Delhi High Court in 2014. That too because a lawyer from the railway did not reach the court for a debate on this matter.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

IRCTC website get new enhanced look with Confirm Predication

Much awaited changes required on IRCTC website has been at-last launched for user. The new look and feel and much more user friendly feature has been added . You can visit new look at this URL . Currently this is under Beta Phase for user trial.The best thing for this new look is that it is fully responsive design and compatible with mobile device which is not available in OLD version of Portal.

The new design has lot more improvisation and with much more user -friendly GUI for example they have added a ICON for DAY ,Night ,Total time for journey .Selection and navigation has made very easy than earlier.

Most importnt feature that IRCTC has added is WL/RAC ticket predication . This will tell you what is probability  your WL/RAC ticket.

According to the new feature of wait-list prediction, it provide prediction  about chances of a wait-listed or a RAC ticket to get confirmed on the basis of booking trends.

As per the officials , The algorithm will take into account last 13 years' data to arrive at a "robust, workable model".

If you see this feature is already being provided by private party and in this regard IRCTC is very late.
Well Official claim that IRCTC " Indian Railways system would be more reliable as it would have the advantage of the database of the national transporter.

Another important feature which IRCTC has dealyed is "NO Login required for PNR and Avalialbity status "

But this time IRCTC has made this now  user need not even log in to the new website to enquire or search for trains and check on availability of seats.

IRCTC has taken so long to revamp their website ,Now its time for people to provide feedback on this new look and new feature.