The smart card, E-ticketing system for railway seat reservations
A smart card and an online E-ticketing system would be introduced for easy seat reservations in trains, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. He said a Cabinet Paper would be submitted in this regard soon. It was reported that the present ticketing and reservation system had loopholes for scammers to cheat local and foreign passengers.“Certain brokers used to sell the seat reservation tickets several times higher than the original price. It was reported that Rs. 1,200 ticket was being sold for Rs.3, 000 and Rs.4, 000,” the Minister said.
“Therefore the Ministry had decided to introduce the new system considering the inconvenience faced by the local and tourist community,” he said. The programme will be implemented with the support of the Asian Development Bank.