Telenor Micro Finance Bank has offered its services to Pakistan Railways for e-ticking system. President & CEO Telenor Microfinance Bank, Ali Riaz Chaudhary met with Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique yesterday to discuss this proposal.
The e-ticketing system for Pakistan Railways was launched back in October 2016. Until now thousands of passengers have been facilitated through this system, generating income of more than Rs. 60 million.
Pakistan Railways has also introduced an Android app recently which allows travelers to book their seats from mobile phone and there’s no need to get paper tickets.
Telenor offers services of Easypaisa Outlets:
Presently, e-ticketing system is working in collaboration with UBL Omni, which has 45,000 outlets across the country. Special ticket counters are also available at all major railways stations where customers can get their wallets reloaded as well.
Telenor has offered services of 75,000 outlets of Easypaisa as ticketing facilitation centers. Furthermore, It will help those passengers lacking access to banks or railways reservation offices.
Minister Railways said that it is due to the success of present E-Ticketing system that other financial agents in market have also shown interest in becoming business partner of Pakistan Railways.
A committee has been formed that would ascertain the viability of this offer and present practical solutions within a month.