Now book your rail tickets at Post Offices and Petrol Pumps

Patna Metro RailPatna: Indian Railways has decided to sell the tickets at selected Post Offices and at Petrol Pumps in order to control the rush at its ticket counters. This was revealed by a Railway Board Official at Patna.

Under the proposed plan, the post offices will collect and deposit cash at the RBI. The railways would continue to provide expertise to post office employees involved in direct booking and sale of tickets. These post offices would function on commission basis only, a Board official said.

According to sources, there are over two dozen post offices which have been identified as ideal locations for booking tickets in Bihar falling under the jurisdiction of the East Central Railway (ECR). The railways is likely to set up locations for sale of tickets at remote places like Paliganj (Patna), Akbarpur (Sasaram), Tekari (Gaya) and few other locations in Bihar, sources said.

Besides, the railways has also decided to ensure availability of tickets at select petrol pumps in and around the state capital as well as in major cities of the state. “Talks are going on in the matter between the railway officials concerned and petrol pump owners to decide the modalities of ticket booking,” said a Board official.