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
RailRadar™ is a live tracker of Indian Railways passenger trains traffic in real time. This live tracker is shown on an interactive map and allows users to watch the movements of trains which are currently running in entire India. RailRadar™ is an outcome of innovation of Indian Railways Center for Railway Information System (CRIS). Use Read More
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
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
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
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
Quotas in Indian Railways S. No. Quota Description 1. GN General Quota 2. LD Ladies Quota 3. HO Head quarters/high official Quota 4. DF Defence Quota 5. PH Parliament house Quota 6. FT Foreign Tourist Quota 7. DP Duty Pass Quota 8. CK Tatkal Quota 9. SS Female(above 45 Year)/Senior Citizen/Travelling alone 10. HP Read More
Your reserved ticket for a lower class can be upgraded to a higher class for the same train and date, subject to availability of accommodation. The upgrading of accommodation can be done only once on collection of fresh reservation charges and the fare difference. This can also be done during the journey by approaching the Read More
The date of journey on Confirmed/RAC/Waitlisted tickets can be preponed or postponed in the same/higher class or for a longer distance on payment of nominal charges. This facility can be availed only once, irrespective of whether the accommodation available is reserved or RAC or wait-listed. If you want to prepone the date of your journey, Read More
The upgradation scheme and its salient features With a view to optimize the utilization of available accommodation in train, a scheme to upgrade full fare paying passengers to the next higher class against the available vacant accommodation has been introduced in all Mail/Express trains having sleeping accommodation w.e.f. 24-02-2006.
If you don’t have any ticket, you may approach the Train Superintendent/TTE after purchasing an unreserved ticket from the booking office. The TTE will allot the accommodation, subject to availability. You can also try tatkal booking which is open prior to 24 hours before the boarding of train
You can board the train with an RAC ticket. You will be provided with sitting accommodation initially and allotted a berth (in case of passengers not turning up) in the train.
Yes, you can. In fact, you can book your ticket for any train on the Indian Railways network, from any origin station to any destination at any of the Computerized Reservation Centre’s, across the country. You can now book your onward and return journey tickets from any computerized Reservation Centre nearest to you.
When all available seats in a given train are sold, Indian Railway or IRCTC release RAC for booking, once those are sold as well, then WL tickets are released. For every train people naturally cancel their tickets for various reasons. It is those cancellations that can get you on the train if you bought a Read More
If a passenger desires to occupy reserved accommodation from any station enroute, he would be permitted to entrain at any intermediate station he chooses irrespective of the distance from the starting station subject to the following conditions : A specific request must be made in writing at the station from where the ticket is purchased Read More
Requisition for reservation of berths in all classes from intermediate stations not having computerised reservation facility are entertained on purchase of journey tickets only. Such requisition should be given to the Station Master of the Intermediate station 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the train from the station. Such application shall be sent to Read More
The requests for reservation at the reservation counters are accepted up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, after which, the reservation will be done at the current counters at the stations up to one hour before the scheduled departure of the train and thereafter by the Ticket Collector/Conductor on the platform, Read More
Allotment of accommodation is done by the computer as per pre-defined logic. Efforts are made to provide compact accommodation to persons booked under the same PNR on first come first served basis. The Railway Administration will endeavor to provide reserved accommodation but does not guarantee the same and will admit no claim for compensation for Read More
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