Nigerian railway commences e-ticketing next week

The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said it will launch electronic ticketing for the standard gauge network next week to block revenue leakages.

Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director of NRC, disclosed this on Wednesday.

Okhiria emphasized that the final testing phase of the e-ticketing platform was completed on Wednesday, enabling it to go live for a restricted audience before becoming available to the general public.

He said the e-ticketing system would direct ticket sales revenue to the government’s coffers.

The NRC boss stressed that the innovation would significantly reduce the potential for corruption.

He added that the e-ticketing rollout would initially cover the Abuja-Kaduna route and extend to other key routes, including Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Warri.