Lakport-Web based Ship Ticket Reservation System


Being scattered in the Arabian Sea, the main mode of transport for the common man in Lakshadweep islands is ship service. Shipping is truly the lifeline of the people of Lakshadweep. All the thirteen port offices of the Administration of the UT of Lakshadweep have been interconnected, extending the NICNET's VSAT based communication network. This network has enabled Web-based ship ticket passenger reservation and cargo booking systems. The ship schedules, ship ticket availability, status of ship tickets are now available through internet providing transparency and easy access. Tickets for any ship from "anywhere to anywhere" can be booked through the authorized booking counters at Kochi, Kozhikode or at any of the islands

This system has revolutionized the style of living of the islanders. Now, they are planning the journeys in advance and also purchasing tickets in advance and their life is made easier. Earlier, they were totally ignorant when they can make a journey when they will be able to go and when they com back it was uncertain. Benefits derived by the common citizen from this project are inexplicable. "Lakport" is a web-based application with 3-tier architecture. It has been developed using ASP.NET and SQL Server as Database Server.

Contact Details

Shri. K. P. Mohammed Koya

National Informatics Centre
Secretariat Building , Kavaratti-682 555
U.T. Of Lakshadweep