Pakistani Agents Illegally Booking Indian Railways Tickets Via ‘Delta Plus’ Software: But Why?
The authorities of Indian Railways have disclosed that Pakistani operators are now using a software to book tickets in Indian Railways. This software has been named Delta Plus, which is the name of the COVID-19 variant that was found in India.
How are Pakistani agents booking tickets through IRCTC? Read on to find out!
Pakistani Operators Booking Train Tickets With Local Brokers
The authorities of the indian Railways have confirmed that Pakistani operators are booking train tickets with the help of local brokers.
This is not the first time such an operation has been carried out. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has previously busted a racket based out of Saudi Arabia that was also brokering train tickets.
As per reports, the authorities have not been able to stop these illegal activities as these brokers have been shifting their business from one software to the other. The tickets that are booked through such softwares are later sold to lower level local brokers. Additionally, these brokers have sectioned any action against this type of brokering as “anti-people.”
New Foolproof Plan Under Development By The Indian Railways
Newest developments have revealed that a strong and foolproof plan is under development for such illegal activities. Apparently, as advised by the RPF, passengers’ linked documents, such as Aadhaar card, passport or PAN card to his/her account might work in favor of the Railways by putting a stop to brokers trespassing the system.
Another suggestion by the RPF is making a central ID card compulsory in the future for booking such tickets. This will make sure that only genuine bookings are made. Also, the authorities can recheck the user’s registered ID card while traveling and weed out fake travelers.
Recently, The Indian Railways has increased the fares of short distance passenger trains. The reason cited for this is to discourage people from travel that is not very necessary.
A Railway Ministry spokesperson has said that there have been reports in the section of media about a high price charged from the ones traveling in passenger trains over small distances.