At present, 127 licencees under Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) scheme are functioning on Indian Railways, out of which 04 are working on Southern Railway. The service charges to be realised by YTSKs have been fixed keeping in view the investment made by them and also the facility provided to the passengers to secure railway tickets nearer to their doorstep. The scheme has been working satisfactorily.
Instructions have been issued to all zonal Railways to proliferate the scheme of YTSK. The YTSK licensee shares 25% of the revenue collected from the service charges levied on the customer for the booking or cancellation of reserved tickets. There is no revenue sharing arrangement in case of unreserved tickets sold by YTSKs through Unreserved Ticketing System(UTS).
Commissioning of new schemes to facilitate passengers and its review based on the feedback is a continuous and ongoing process. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.