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How can i do SMS based Mobile Bookings ?

IRCTC Launches SMS based Mobile Bookings Railway e-ticket now on mobile IRCTC introduces for the first time a non-internet based ticketing system that will empower masses even in remote areas to use the omnipresent mobile device to make reservations. Millions of rail travellers can now use their mobile phones to book tickets in a simple, Read More

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Admin

Ticket booking through cells soon – Times of India

PATNA: Railway is drafting guidelines to launch its ambitious project to book tickets through cellphones from July 1. According to a Railway Board official, though online ticket booking is already available to the people across the country, the cellphone ticket booking scheme is the first of its kind in railways. According to sources, the Railway Board has approved the Read More

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Admin

IRCTC offers train tickets on non-internet mobile phones from July 1 – Business Standard

In an effort to ease its ticketing services to facilitate passengers and to tap the mobile phone market, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC),a public sector undertaking of the ministry of railways, will be launching  a pilot project of ticketing through non-internet-based mobile phones with effect from July 1 onwards. The project will enable Read More

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Admin

Fare free trains by the Indian Railways in Uttarakhand – Business Standard

Special trains have been started by the Ministry of Railways in the rain devastated Uttarakhand. The trains will be run from Haridwar to Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai. With the help of the government of Uttarakhand, Indian Railways will help stranded passengers reach destinations free of cost. Special trains have also been started for evacuation purposes Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

IRCTC announces ‘stand-in-queue-to-book-tickets’ service

In an innovative step that will generate employment and ensure service, IRCTC has announced a new tatkal ticket booking system that won’t hang at the last minute. “After unending complaints about ‘service unavailable’ and ‘connection error’ troubles, we have been able to figure out the problem – internet,” an Indian Railways official told Faking News, “Therefore, we Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

Railways tightens ticket refund rules – Times of India

NEW DELHI: You can no longer cancel a train ticket 24 hours before your journey and still claim a full refund. The railways ministry, which comprehensively revised ticket refund rules on Tuesday, said the move was aimed at stopping touts from selling cancelled tickets at high prices at the last moment and at giving waitlisted passengers a little extra time to Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

Bio Toilets in Indian Trains

South Central Railway introduced Eco-friendly Bio-toilets system in trains under South Central Railway Zones.These are all part for improving the cleanliness in the railway premises. South Central Railway already made the trials with Bio-toilets System. 166 Bio-toilets have already been fitted to 55 coaches of various trains.The trains with Hussain Sagar Express and Padmavati Express Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

Airtel Money ties up with IRCTC to offer train ticket booking on mobile phones

Airtel Money, the mobile wallet from Bharti Airtel, has tied up with Indian Railways Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer mobile based ticket reservations for over 185 million customers country wide. Besides booking tickets via Airtel Money, customers using Airtel connections can search for stations, trains, availability, PNR enquiry, cancellation by dialing *400# to access a USSD system, without Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

Central Railways revises timings of express, local trains – Times of India

PUNE: The administration of the Central Railways has revised the timings of two express trains and some local trains which start from thePune station, Shivajinagar station and Kolhapur station. The new timings will come into effect from Monday onwards. Railway officials have said the timings have been changed for the benefit of passengers. According to the new schedule, Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

Railways’ finance institute gets NID touch

The National Institute of Design (NID) has added another feather to its cap by designing the logo for Indian Railways’ finance institute. The logo has been designed by a team of NID faculties headed by Professor Immanuel Suresh and including professor Tarun Deep Girdhar. The team took one month to finalise the design.   The Read More

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Admin

Hungry? Now Indian Railways allows you book your pizza while on train journey – Daily Bhaskar

Delhi: Much to the delight of train passengers, the Railway Ministry has decided to launch a pilot project of booking meals through Internet in selected trains on Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Amritsar route. You can book your pizza or pasta through Internet before boarding a train and food will be delivered at your seat during the journey. Read More

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

Book train tickets using feature phones

Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC),a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways is launching a pilot project of issuing train tickets through feature (non-internet based mobile) phones with effect from 1st July, 2013. This will enable people using non-internet based mobile phones to easily access Railway ticketing services through SMS/IVRS/USSD. The Read More

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

Sanitation: An issue too light for Indian Railways? – AOL

Ministers after Ministers, Budgets after Budgets, Trains after Trains! And Sanitation of those trains and railway stations? IGNORED! It was recently reported that there is only one toilet at the Vishakhapatnam Railway station. Over 20,000 passengers step down at the Vishakhapatnam railway station and atleast 87 trains halt at the station everyday but it still lags the basic Read More

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