So, the issue of touts taking over rail ticketing at railway stations across Nigeria is not new.

It is a problem the corporation has battled since its inception.

The Corporation has tried to end it but failed severally but it now appears technology will come to its rescue.

Mr Fidet Okhiria, who is the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC said the organisation would commence web-based ticketing nationwide by March to address the challenge.

Okhiria, who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, said NRC has advertised for capable firms to handle the project.

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“We have advertised for people to submit their interest and we have gotten so many companies showing interest, so we can have many vendors.

“We want to get a secured backbone to be handled by secured company. I understand the need for cyber security, so latest by end of March it will commence nationwide, and we are presently doing presentations.”

Okhira also said that with the additional new coaches on the Abuja-Kaduna rail, cases of racketeering in the station would be a thing of the past.

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