HYDERABAD: With a view of expanding ticket issuing facilities, the South Central Railway (SCR) has initiated the process of setting up Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) at various locations across the SCR Zone.
A notification, inviting applications from eligible individuals and agencies to set up the Kendras, was issued on Thursday.
Authorised railway ticketing agents including rail travel service agents, Jansadharan ticket booking sevaks and the agents appointed by the IRCTC who have previously worked for not less than five years or are currently working are also eligible to apply.
The selected licencee has to set up an office and counters on par with the computerised passenger reservation system centres of the Indian Railways. The licencee will be provided with facilities like computers, modems, printed and multiplexers to operate the terminal by the railways.
While general tickets can be booked from 9 am to 10 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 8 pm on weekends, reservation of Tatkal tickets can be done from 11 am or as per the timing specified by the Ministry of Railways.
The details of the scheme, along with the application form, eligibility criteria, terms and condition can be viewed on SCR’s official website -- www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in. Last date for submission is October 13.
Meanwhile, the South Central Railway Employees Sangh, an affiliate of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) is protesting against the move and is urging the SCR as well as the ministry to immediately withdraw the YTSKs.