The Indian Railways Is Sitting On A Giant Trove of Your Travel Data. The Modi Govt Wants To Sell It, And Experts Are Worried

The Indian Railways Is Sitting On A Giant Trove of Your Travel Data. The Modi Govt Wants To Sell It, And Experts Are Worried

India’s biggest e-commerce company is not Flipkart or Amazon, but IRCTC, the Indian Railways’ ticket booking website. Twenty million people travel by train every day on average, and IRCTC sees some 60 million visits every month. That’s around 2 million site visitors every day, and IRCTC issues 700,000 tickets on average each day.