KANCHEEPURAM: A computerised passenger ticket reservation counter at the Sriperumbudur post office, first of its kind in Southern Railway, was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Railways R.Velu on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the facility was one of the 17 such counters being established in post offices across the country. The facility would be extended to other post offices depending on the passenger response.
Apart from post offices, Indian Railways proposed to utilise the services of village panchayats in remote and hilly areas to extend reservation facility for rural people.
The proposal to facilitate booking of train tickets using mobile phones and at petrol bunks was under the active consideration, Mr.Velu told reporters at the function in Sriperumbudur.