Proposed Railway E-ticketing System to Commence Soon, says NRC

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has annouced that its proposed introduction of E-ticketing system is still in progress and will be commenced soon. An electronic ticket system is a more efficient method of ticket entry, processing and marketing for companies in the airline and railways industries.

An electronic ticket (also known as e-ticket) is the digital ticket equivalent of a paper ticket. The term is most commonly associated with airline issued tickets. It can also be referred to as travel card or transit pass as in the case of urban or public rail transport.

Mr Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), said about a month ago, that the organisation would commence a web-based ticketing nationwide to solve the challenge of racketeering in stations. He also said that steps are ongoing and soon the system would commence.

“We have advertised for people to submit their interest and we have gotten so many companies showing interest, so we can have many vendors. We want to get a secured backbone to be handled by secured company. I understand the need for cyber security, so latest by end of March it will commence nationwide, and we are presently doing presentations,” Mr Okhiria said.

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