Pakistan Railways to inaugurate e-ticketing facility in collaboration with UBL
KARACHI: The first ever e-ticketing service in Pakistan will enable National Railways to widen its outreach in both rural and urban areas of the country when an agreement between two premier institutions Pakistan Railways and United Bank Limited (UBL) have signed on e-Ticketing service on Saturday.
The railway passengers all across Pakistan, for the very first time would now be able to book and pay for train tickets by using their computers or mobile phones.
The agreement represents a key link in the Government of Pakistan’s aim of promoting economic development and Pakistan Railways’ objective of providing convenience and better service to its passengers through efficient and reliable channels provided by UBL.
The service will offer multiple real-time payment options to travelers for their ticketing needs. Customers will be able to easily purchase railway tickets through the Pakistan Railways website and pay instantly using any debit or credit card. The bank will also enable selected UBL Omni Dukaans to accept payment for the purchase of railway tickets. Furthermore, UBL customers will also be able to avail this service using UBL Net-Banking and Mobile Application.
The event was chaired by Khwaja Saad Rafique, Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways. UBL was represented by Mr. Wajahat Husain, President & CEO. Also present at the event were Ms. Parveen Agha, Secretary/Chairperson Pakistan Railways, Mr. Muhammad Javed Anwar, CEO/Senior General Manager Pakistan Railways and senior executives of both Pakistan Railways and UBL.
Speaking at the occasion, Khwaja Saad Rafique said “This initiative is the first of its kind in Pakistan and Pakistan Railways is proud to partner with UBL in this project. Through this partnership, we aim to provide top-notch service to customers across the country, in keeping with their need for convenience and efficiency.”
Mr. Wajahat Husain added, “It is our honor to partner with Pakistan Railways, the life-line of our country, on this first ever e-ticketing project. UBL has always prided itself on being a progressive and innovative bank. This strategic partnership will augment the customer-centric services being offered by UBL and bring further stimulus to the already vibrant and fast emerging technology-based financial sector of Pakistan.”