Indian Railways News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Railways revises money refund rules

India, June 26 — Indian Railways has revised its refund rules which will come into effect from July 1. The amendments are aimed at simplifying, increasing processing efficiency and reduction in bogus refund claims. The Railway Passengers (cancellation of ticket and refund of fare) Rules, 1998 had not been substantially revised in the last 15 Read More