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IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

01 May 2019

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

Indian Railways' concession rules for patients and senior citizens

10 Feb 2019

Indian Railways' concession rules for patients and senior citizens

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

Important changes in 2019 every Indian should be aware of

02 Jan 2019

Important changes in 2019 every Indian should be aware of

The New Year 2019 is finally here and it is now time to know what changes this year brings to our lives.

#IndianRailways: How Railways is planning to improve cleanliness of toilets

20 Dec 2018

#IndianRailways: How Railways is planning to improve cleanliness of toilets

Over the decades, Indian Railways has come a long way in terms of connectivity, ticketing services, passenger amenities, convenience, and comfort.

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

20 Dec 2018

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

#IndianRailways: This new rule helps waitlisted passengers get confirmed tickets

02 Dec 2018

#IndianRailways: This new rule helps waitlisted passengers get confirmed tickets

In a huge relief for passengers, the Indian Railways is rolling out a new rule from January next year in order to increase the number of confirmed tickets by using advanced technology.

#IndianRailways: Six best amenities every rail passenger should know about

28 Nov 2018

#IndianRailways: Six best amenities every rail passenger should know about

Over the years, Indian Railways has come a long way in terms of ticket reservation/cancelation services and passenger convenience.

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

25 Nov 2018

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

08 Nov 2018

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

Here's how you can book tatkal tickets, this Diwali Season

31 Oct 2018

Here's how you can book tatkal tickets, this Diwali Season

To meet the last-minute ticketing needs of passengers, IRCTC offers online as well as offline 'tatkal' ticketing services.

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.

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

19 Oct 2018

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

10 Oct 2018

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

IRCTC bookings: How to change your train boarding station online

17 Sep 2018

IRCTC bookings: How to change your train boarding station online

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers passengers the facility of changing boarding stations online through its e-ticketing website.

Indian Railways Tatkal reservation: Rules and tips to know

14 Sep 2018

Indian Railways Tatkal reservation: Rules and tips to know

For facilitating reservations on short notice, the Indian Railways offers online and offline Tatkal ticket booking service.

IRCTC lets you book 12 tickets/month, if you verify Aadhaar

11 Sep 2018

IRCTC lets you book 12 tickets/month, if you verify Aadhaar

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

How to avail discounts, cashbacks on online train ticket bookings

07 Sep 2018

How to avail discounts, cashbacks on online train ticket bookings

In what comes as good news to Indian Railways passengers, various online e-wallet service providers like Paytm and PhonePe are offering attractive discounts and cashback offers for booking railway tickets online, this festive season.

IRCTC bookings: Things to know about Railways' Auto Upgradation scheme

04 Sep 2018

IRCTC bookings: Things to know about Railways' Auto Upgradation scheme

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the option of "auto upgradation" of class to full fare paying waitlisted passengers, to the next higher class, if vacant berths are available.

Indian Railways: How to avail a duplicate train ticket

27 Aug 2018

Indian Railways: How to avail a duplicate train ticket

In case a passenger ends up losing their ticket or it gets torn or damaged, they can still undertake the journey. The Indian Railways provides the facility of availing duplicate tickets upon submission of a prescribed fees and meeting certain pre-established conditions.

Indian Railways Tatkal reservation: Rules and tips to know

24 Aug 2018

Indian Railways Tatkal reservation: Rules and tips to know

For facilitating reservations on short notice, the Indian Railways offers online and offline Tatkal ticket booking service.

This is how you can transfer your confirmed Railway ticket

23 Aug 2018

This is how you can transfer your confirmed Railway ticket

The Indian Railways provides to the passengers, the option of transferring their confirmed railway tickets by submitting a request atleast 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the train.

Indian Railways fare comparison for Tejas, Humsafar, Gatimaan, other trains

19 Aug 2018

Indian Railways fare comparison for Tejas, Humsafar, Gatimaan, other trains

In addition to the 4,600 passenger and 5,000 EMU (Electric multiple unit) trains, the Indian Railways currently runs 3,500 reserved trains.

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

17 Aug 2018

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers tickets at concessional rates to a number of specified categories.

Railways will start charging for travel insurance from September 1

15 Aug 2018

Railways will start charging for travel insurance from September 1

The free travel insurance offered by the Indian Railways will cease to exist from September 1 this year, said a senior Railways official.

All you need to know about IRCTC's 'Ramayana Yatra'

13 Aug 2018

All you need to know about IRCTC's 'Ramayana Yatra'

In a tweet dated August 8, the IRCTC i.e. the tourism wing of the Indian Railways, announced the launch of the 'Ramayana Yatra' travel package.

Indian Railways' concession rules for patients and senior citizens

10 Aug 2018

Indian Railways' concession rules for patients and senior citizens

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

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

08 Aug 2018

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

Recently Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways, declared that the percentage of train tickets booked digitally is on the rise, having risen to 66% of total reserved tickets in 2017-18, from 60% in 2016-17.

5 rules about online train ticket-cancellation refund policy

01 Aug 2018

5 rules about online train ticket-cancellation refund policy

Not all plans are meant to be.

#IndianRailways: 5 rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

24 Jul 2018

#IndianRailways: 5 rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

Indian Railways, which started its services 165 years ago, is considered the country's most economical mode of transportation.

Now you can check status of trains on WhatsApp!

23 Jul 2018

Now you can check status of trains on WhatsApp!

Taking its passenger services up a notch, Indian Railways has partnered with MakeMyTrip to bring to you the latest status of running trains.

All the rules you need to know about tatkal bookings

15 Jul 2018

All the rules you need to know about tatkal bookings

To meet the last-minute ticketing needs of passengers, IRCTC offers online as well as offline 'tatkal' ticketing services.

Garib Rath Express: Bedroll kits to be included in ticket-price

15 Jul 2018

Garib Rath Express: Bedroll kits to be included in ticket-price

Bedroll kits could soon be included in the ticket price of Garib Rath Express, but it could cost significantly more with the railways considering a hike from Rs. 25 fixed 12 years ago in 2006, senior officials said.

South-Central Railway to launch UTS app to benefit unreserved passengers

12 Jul 2018

South-Central Railway to launch UTS app to benefit unreserved passengers

The Secunderabad-headquartered South Central Railway (SCR) would soon launch the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) app for the benefit of unreserved passengers.

#IndianRailways: Five rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

30 Jun 2018

#IndianRailways: Five rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

Indian Railways, which started its services 165 years ago, is considered the country's most economical mode of transportation.

Western-Railway sees 220% rise in sale of mobile-tickets after campaign

27 Jun 2018

Western-Railway sees 220% rise in sale of mobile-tickets after campaign

The Western Railway today said it has witnessed a 220% rise in the sale of train tickets booked through UTS mobile ticketing application after a 10-day-long awareness drive held recently to promote the use of this app.

In case of train cancellation, money will be refunded automatically

05 May 2018

In case of train cancellation, money will be refunded automatically

On Friday, the Indian Railways announced that in case a train is fully cancelled i.e. from start to end, booked tickets will automatically be cancelled and refunds will be processed automatically.

5% GST levied on food, drinks supplied in trains, platforms

06 Apr 2018

5% GST levied on food, drinks supplied in trains, platforms

Clearing all doubts about GST on Railway services, the Finance Ministry confirmed a 5% GST would be levied on food and drinks supplied on trains and platforms.

Mumbai: Railway introduces wireless device to issue AC train tickets

24 Jan 2018

Mumbai: Railway introduces wireless device to issue AC train tickets

The Western Railway (WR) in Mumbai is planning to introduce new hand-held wireless devices for issuing tickets to passengers who have first-class tickets and want to travel by the air-conditioned train that runs between Churchgate and Virar.

Railways may introduce "dynamic fares" for luxury Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express

21 Jan 2018

Railways may introduce "dynamic fares" for luxury Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express

India's first "ultra-luxury" train -the Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express- had become a hit with travelers after its launch in May'17.

Mumbai: First-class passes now valid for AC local trains

17 Jan 2018

Mumbai: First-class passes now valid for AC local trains

Soon after India got its first air-conditioned local train in Mumbai in December 2017, the Western Railway has recently proposed to make the existing first-class passes of local train valid for the AC locals as well.