Pakistan Railways introduces modern technologies in trains       

Pakistan Railways introduces modern technologies in trains       

LAHORE: (APP) The Pakistan Railways is introducing the latest digitalised technology in trains and railway stations to facilitate passengers.

The PR sources informed APP on Sunday, the department was going to set up WiFi hotspots at all divisional level railway stations and in all passenger trains as hotspots will provide fast internet connectivity to passengers free of cost.

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Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has made a committee which will work on the plan for its execution and completion within a few weeks.

The introduction of WiFi in trains and railway stations was also a part of the plan, the sources said.

The PR has taken several steps,including online ticketing,  setting up of high-tech web gadgetry and tele-conferencing facility,  at all divisional level railway stations.

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A couple of years ago, the Pakistan Railways had started WiFi facility to one of its business-class trains while the last year the same service was introduced in Green Line Train.

An agreement had already been signed between the Pakistan Railways and United Bank Ltd for providing e-ticketing facility. Passengers will be able to use credit or debit cards, and the UBL Omni mobile banking application after which the PR will send an SMS e-ticket containing ticket number,train date and time, coach and seat numbers besides passenger's national identity card number.

The sources said more facilities would also be introduced to passengers which will be chalked out one by one in future.