A fire broke out at the ticket reservation counter on the Gol Bagh side of Amritsar railway station on Thursday early morning, destroying the main server and causing extensive damage to other equipment. The incident occurred at 5.45 am, before the counters were opened for general public. Fire brigade reached the spot at 6.05 am and doused it by 6.35 am. Railway authorities cited short circuit as the cause. All the computers at eight window counters along with the main server were damaged.
The counter has been closed down for general public. A railway official told PTI the passengers would be able to make online bookings and get current tickets from another section of the station.