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Soon, railway staff can book rest houses online

The system will have personal information of the staff and the officers.  

To streamline the process of allotment of officers’ rest house, holiday homes and community centres, the Railways plan to create a centralised automated online facility for such bookings.

Under the proposal, which has been approved by the Railway Board, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) will develop and test such a system for two months, before it is adopted.

500 rest houses

“We have over 500 rest houses, which were till now controlled by 68 divisions of the Railways. In addition, there are holiday homes. We want to centralise and standardise the process of their bookings,” a Railways official said.

The system will have personal information of the staff and the officers, using which they will be able to create a login ID, along with details of all the rest houses, including their location on Google maps.

“At present there is no uniform policy in the practice for advanced booking… option of one month advance booking for rest houses and two months for holiday homes may be provided for in the software,” the letter sent to CRIS stated.

The CRIS is also to provide for a gateway for online payments.

Option of one month advance booking for rest houses and two months for holiday homes may be provided for in the software,