The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi has disclosed that the Nigerian Railway Corporation has launched an N900million e-ticketing for Nigerians who patronizes the rail transport.
The Minister stated this yesterday during the e-ticketing launching in Abuja, saying that the development was a milestone for the Nigerians as well as the Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Government at large.
Amechi in his statement said, “This project which is a Public-Private Partnership is a product of over three years of the rigorous procurement process and due diligence involving the NRC, NITDA and finally obtaining approval from the Federal Executive Council.
“Today marks the beginning of the automation of ticket sales in all our major stations on the Abuja Kaduna train service. This is a total package that also includes access control which will be deployed subsequently.
“It is my believe that deploying the secured ticketing solution is in line with world best practice, and will enhance efficiency, save time and promote accountability while also reducing leakages and promoting economic growth.”
Nigerians will henceforth be booking train fare online which is believed will curtail the ticket racketing, railway authorities and their collaborators were accused of sometimes ago.