Hello Folks,..Book Tatkal Tickets Faster Online and more easier with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), on Friday said that it has upgraded its website by introducing 2 high capacity servers that have doubled peak time efficiency.
According to the IRCTC, its portal installed 2 Linux-enabled servers on June 1, 2015 raising the booking capacity to over 14,000 tickets per minute from the existing 7,000 tatkal reservation which faces heavy rush in its first 15 minutes since 10 am when the service opens every day.
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Book Tatkal Tickets Faster Online Got Easier as IRCTC Adds 2 New Servers To Double Productivity
IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A.K. Manocha said the capacity augmentation has been done as an “immediate step” to cater to the summer time demand for book tatkal tickets faster online and a forenoon flurry in their online reservations systems.
“The measure is vital, considering that 54 percent train tickets in the country are booked through IRCTC website,” Manocha cited.
On an average the daily book tatkal tickets faster online of train tickets through the portal, which is the world’s second busiest with three crore registered users, is around 5.5 to 6 lakh.
The 16-year-old ‘mini Ratna’ public sector undertaking of the Indian Railways had introduced e-ticketing in 2002 through its digital platform.
The website was first upgraded in end-April last year, facilitating 1,50,000 concurrent connections or users at any given time and the ability to entertain 1,000 inquiries per second.
“Even that was later found insufficient, given the summer time rush for tatkal tickets – especially in premium trains plying between the most sought after destinations,” pointed out Manocha.
The two HP Itanium Servers have now helped raise the capacity of concurrent connections to 3,00,000, while the facility for inquiries has trebled to 3,000 per minute.
With the addition of the two new servers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) now has 17 servers – existing 1.4 GB bandwidth has increased by 25 per cent.
The book tatkal tickets faster online on all Indian Railways trains total roughly around 4,00,000 tickets (around 2.5 lakh PNRs). Of these, 50,000 tickets are slotted ‘critical’, given their high demand owing to various reasons during a given season