Indian Railways on Monday said that it had booked 30,000 tickets in just three hours after IRCTC started the online ticket booking for passenger trains.
The Indian Railways on Monday informed that approximately 30,000 PNRs had been generated and reservations were issued to more than 54,000 passengers till 9:15 pm on Monday.
"By 9.15 p.m., approximately 30,000 PNRs had been generated and reservations were issued to more than 54,000 passengers," Indian Railways said in a statement.
Bookings for 15 passenger trains, slated to start from tomorrow, started from 6 pm on Monday after IRCTC website which was to start at 4 pm today (Monday) for the online booking for reservation in passenger trains crashed.
As reported by TOI, officials said that the railways had generated an income of Rs 10 crore from sale of tickets for AC trains.
"Data pertaining to special trains is being fed in the IRCTC website. Train ticket bookings will be available in a short while. Please wait. Inconvenience is regretted," the Ministry of Railways tweeted.
The Indian Railways will resume passenger train operations from May 12, nearly after two months when services were stopped due to the nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The railways had suspended passenger, mail and express train services on March 25 in the wake of the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, the railways has been running freight and special parcel trains to ensure the supply of essential items.