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Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards

With all passenger trains suspended amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways has converted a train coach into a prototype isolation ward in New Delhi for patients of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

11 Jan 2020

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

The Indian Railways has introduced a new feature to ensure smooth and hassle-free train travel.

Indian Railways introduces OTP-based refund system for canceled tickets

30 Oct 2019

Indian Railways introduces OTP-based refund system for canceled tickets

In a bid to make refunds more transparent and customer-friendly for passengers, the Indian Railways has introduced a new, One Time Password (OTP)-based refund system for canceled e-tickets and for fully wait-listed dropped tickets.

IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month

03 Oct 2019

IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month

In a bid to facilitate online bookings for frequent travelers and to further push Aadhaar usage, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility to book as many as 12 tickets in a month (extended from normal limit of 6 tickets), through its website and app, if you've duly linked your account with Aadhaar.

Things to know about Tejas Express, India's first private train

19 Sep 2019

Things to know about Tejas Express, India's first private train

Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express, India's first private train, to be run by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to become operational from October 4.

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

01 Sep 2019

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

In what might come as a disappointment to passengers, e-tickets booked through Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are set to get costlier, starting from today, ie. September 1.

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

26 Aug 2019

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.

Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained

23 Jul 2019

Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained

The Indian Railways offers concessions on tickets for people belonging to certain specified categories.

Railways: All you need to know about Premium Tatkal bookings

24 Jun 2019

Railways: All you need to know about Premium Tatkal bookings

For facilitating last-minute passenger reservations, IRCTC offers online Tatkal ticket booking service.

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

20 Jun 2019

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

IRCTC: Hacks to book Tatkal tickets quickly

15 Jun 2019

IRCTC: Hacks to book Tatkal tickets quickly

For facilitating last-minute passenger reservations, IRCTC offers online Tatkal ticket booking service.

Apart from on-board massage, Indian Railways offers these special facilities

14 Jun 2019

Apart from on-board massage, Indian Railways offers these special facilities

In a bid to enhance passenger comfort, and to raise its own non-fare revenue, Indian Railways keeps coming up with new and innovative facilities and services.

IRCTC offers Shillong-Guwahati tour package, starting at Rs. 20,000

07 Jun 2019

IRCTC offers Shillong-Guwahati tour package, starting at Rs. 20,000

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers domestic as well as International tour packages throughout the year.

Want to change your train boarding station? Know these rules

06 Jun 2019

Want to change your train boarding station? Know these rules

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers its users the facility to change boarding station ahead of their planned train journey.

IRCTC Waitlisted tickets: Rules which you should know

08 May 2019

IRCTC Waitlisted tickets: Rules which you should know

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the service of online booking of tickets, which opens 120 days prior to the actual date of journey.

Indian Railways: All about break journey rules

04 May 2019

Indian Railways: All about break journey rules

The Indian Railways offers the facility of break journey to its passengers during long-distance journeys.

Indian Railways' summer special trains: Timings and routes

03 May 2019

Indian Railways' summer special trains: Timings and routes

The demand for railway reservations during the summer season increases.

Indian Railways: Six rules you might not know about

27 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Six rules you might not know about

There are countless rules concerning train bookings, cancellations, and journeys in Indian Railways.

Indian Railways: Here's how you can place journey-related complaints on-the-go

15 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Here's how you can place journey-related complaints on-the-go

More often than not, Indian Railways passengers are met with sanitation, technical and other issues during train journeys. The Railways also gets plenty of complaints in this regard on a regular basis.

IRCTC app: How to get food delivered in trains

03 Apr 2019

IRCTC app: How to get food delivered in trains

In a bid to make catering experience for railway passengers more convenient and enjoyable, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) launched the Food on Track app.

Indian Railways: Your refund-claim might get rejected in these cases

02 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Your refund-claim might get rejected in these cases

Not all plans are meant to be.

Indian Railways: Here's how to use free Wi-Fi at stations

31 Mar 2019

Indian Railways: Here's how to use free Wi-Fi at stations

Recently, the Indian Railways proudly announced that it has provided free Wi-Fi facility to more than 1,000 railway stations, across the country, so far.

Indian Railways: How to cancel tickets online

19 Mar 2019

Indian Railways: How to cancel tickets online

Not all plans are meant to be.

IRCTC: Hacks to book Tatkal tickets quickly

14 Mar 2019

IRCTC: Hacks to book Tatkal tickets quickly

For facilitating last-minute passenger reservations, IRCTC offers online Tatkal ticket booking service.

5 must-have apps for frequent Indian Railways passengers

08 Feb 2019

5 must-have apps for frequent Indian Railways passengers

Railways is truly a lifeline for travelers in India.

Indian Railways names Made-in-India #Train18 as 'Vande Bharat Express'

27 Jan 2019

Indian Railways names Made-in-India #Train18 as 'Vande Bharat Express'

Indian Railways has named the country's first indigenously built engine-less train, Train 18, as Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its "Made in India" status, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Indian Railways' e-Drishti software: All you need to know

24 Jan 2019

Indian Railways' e-Drishti software: All you need to know

In a bid to enhance transparency and vigilance in the Railways department, the Indian Railways, in association with Centre For Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a software system called e-Drishti.

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

22 Jan 2019

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

The Indian Railways recently launched a third Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi that was flagged off by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on 19 January.

IRCTC installs first-ever Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway station

16 Jan 2019

IRCTC installs first-ever Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway station

Pizza lovers, and Indian railways passengers, both of which are high in numbers, have something to rejoice!

Indian Railways: 7 advanced features on the new IRCTC website

16 Jan 2019

Indian Railways: 7 advanced features on the new IRCTC website

The official Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website was given a major upgradation last year.

Train 18: Meet the brains behind India's first engine-less train

16 Jan 2019

Train 18: Meet the brains behind India's first engine-less train

Train 18, India's first indigenously built engine-less train, recently became the fastest train in the country after hitting speeds of over 180 kmph in a trial run.

Indian Railways: How to download IRCTC Food on Track app

09 Jan 2019

Indian Railways: How to download IRCTC Food on Track app

In a bid to make catering experience for railway passengers more convenient and enjoyable, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched the Food on Track app.

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

31 Dec 2018

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.

IRCTC: Know chances/probability of waitlisted train ticket getting confirmed

01 Dec 2018

IRCTC: Know chances/probability of waitlisted train ticket getting confirmed

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a new service, under which the passengers can check the probability of their waitlisted ticket getting confirmed, while booking tickets online on the new IRCTC website or app.

IRCTC online ticket cancellation rules before and after chart preparation

27 Nov 2018

IRCTC online ticket cancellation rules before and after chart preparation

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of online cancellation of e-tickets via its website and mobile app.

IRCTC Foreign Tourist Quota: Booking rules and charges

17 Nov 2018

IRCTC Foreign Tourist Quota: Booking rules and charges

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking train tickets under the Foreign Tourist Quota on its app and website, to foreign tourists (including NRIs) holding a valid passport.

IRCTC is offering 50% discount on Maharajas Express tickets

15 Nov 2018

IRCTC is offering 50% discount on Maharajas Express tickets

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering 50% discount on second ticket booking of its world-class, luxury train Maharajas Express.

All you need to know about IRCTC Loyalty scheme

11 Nov 2018

All you need to know about IRCTC Loyalty scheme

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), in collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI) and Union Bank (UBI), operates the Loyalty scheme.

IRCTC: Know chances/probability of waitlisted train ticket getting confirmed

29 Oct 2018

IRCTC: Know chances/probability of waitlisted train ticket getting confirmed

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a new service, under which the passengers can check the probability of their waitlisted ticket getting confirmed, while booking tickets online on the new IRCTC website or app.

IRCTC lost Rs. 693cr over service charge withdrawal: Details here

27 Oct 2018

IRCTC lost Rs. 693cr over service charge withdrawal: Details here

The scrapping of service charges for online ticket bookings has cost the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) a whopping Rs. 693cr for the year 2017-18, according to the corporation's annual report.