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

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

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

Review: Dial-up was better than the free WiFi on Indian Railways

Aboard Kolkata Rajdhani: I am writing this lying on my berth on the New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express and even though Indian Railways claims that it offers free WiFi on this train, my phone (on which I am typing this) is connected via 3G/Edge. This in itself indication enough what my experience has been with this 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 8, 2013 by Admin

Railways to launch ticket booking through non-internet based mobile phones

The salient features of this new scheme to be operationalised are: There will be a dedicated number on which SMS can be sent. No need of internet at any stage viz. booking, payment, cancellation etc. One has to register the mobile number with IRCTC as well as one’s bank. The Bank (one time password) for 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

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

Bangalore photo exhibition depicts the ‘journey’ of Indian Railways

Bangalore, June 27 (ANI): On the occasion of completing 160 glorious years of the Indian Railways, South-Western Railway organized a weeklong photo exhibition here showcasing rare moments of the railway journey and putting it on display. “Railways has progressed immensely reaching to every doorstep in the last 160 years. We have portrayed the journey of Read More

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

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

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

What are the general rules for concession ?

The detailed rules, procedures, entitlement, purposes, etc for grant of concession are contained under different serial numbers in IRCA Coaching Tariff, Part I (Vol. II) which can be purchased from the General Secretary, I.R.C.A., Chelmsford Road, New Delhi. For any complaints or clarifications, the General Manager or the Chief Commercial Superintendent of the concerned Zonal Read More

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

Whom can i contact for complaints or suggestions ?

Whom do I contact if I have any complaints? Indian Railways has a well-organized Public Grievance Redress Machinery that will take prompt action on any complaints you may have. You can record your grievances in the Complaints Book kept for this purpose at: Out Agencies, Town Booking Offices, Major Goods Sheds, Parcel Offices, Reservations Offices, Read More

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

Can i sell or transfer my ticket ?

NO. TRANSFER/RESALE OF TICKETS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED Under Section 142 of the Railways ACT, journey tickets including any half of a return ticket and season ticket are not transferable. If any person not being a Railway Servant or an agent authorised in this behalf : a.sells or attempts to sell any ticket or any half Read More

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

What is “chart not prepared” status?

The final reservation chart for a train is prepared typically couple of hours before its departure. In case of early morning or late night trains, this may be prepared much earlier during the previous night itself. The significance of this status to a reservation status is because of the fact that your reservation status could Read More