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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

Railradar : Live Train Status on google Maps IRCTC live tracker …

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

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

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 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

What is the upgradation scheme ?

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.

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

How can I board a train in the reserved coach if I am not able to get a waitlisted ticket?

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

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

Can I book a ticket from for any destination from any station in India?

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.

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

What is Change of Boarding Point ?

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

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

What is Reservation from Intermediate Stations ?

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

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

When does the Reservation Work Ceases ?

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

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Admin

How is Allotment of accommodation done ?

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

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