Recent changes introduced in the IRCTC Tatkal Ticket scheme have made the irctc tatkal users unhappy and aggressive. The changes have affected the whole country. The biggest change that was made is the registered irctc users are now unable to access irctc.co.in between 8am to 9am to book their travel tickets under tatkal scheme.
The slow load time and the regular unavailability of the site at that time have forced the officials to deprive the users to book the IRCTC Tatkal Ticket on that specific time. The officials have also said that either they get messages which says ‘server not available’ or ‘page not loaded’ if they try to book the tatkal tickets at that time. And the users say that, at the time when the page opens, they get the message which says tatkal tickets are full.
Most of the IRCTC users have demanded that the railways must ensure full availability of the site in time so that they could book their tatkal tickets on time before they are out of stock. Besides that the user are asking the Indian Railway to provide an alternative portal to book their tatkal tickets conveniently on taktal hours but the official says that the user have no other option then accessing irctc.co.in to book their tickets.
Under the new tatkal scheme, tickets are only available for booking just a day before the departure date. Earlier, it was two days before the journey date. And a person is only allowed to book just two tatkal tickets on one requisition slip and the authorized agents have permission to book only one tickets in each train under New tatkal scheme. Officials have also said that they have stopped adding agents from accessing the IRCTC site for booking IRCTC tatkal tickets.
At present, Indian Railways is not providing any refund to passengers who cancel their confirmed tatkal tickets, and they are also not providing any duplicate tickets in case a passenger lost their tatkal tickets. The refund is only possible in the cases like if the train get canceled or if the train is running late.
The railways has made it clear that the passenger should provide their indent proof photo copy while procuring tatkal along with the reservation slip. If any passenger is unable to provide the identification proof then they will be treated as the passengers who are travelling without any t tickets.
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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has now decided to set up an executive lounge for the senior citizen at major stations across the country which will assist them in boarding the train in a hassle free manner.
According to the official of Indian Railway, under IRCTC Senior Citizen Plan the passenger will get the service from right from receiving them at stations, getting them to their lounge and arranging porters for luggage carriage. Beside that a trained staff of the lounge known as ‘rail volunteers’, will be available 24 hours to serve passengers on payment they have made.
The Indian Railways have also decided to provide same facility to passengers as in the airports. Concept of an executive lounge is very much similar to the airport lounge. In the executive lounge you will not only be provided with seats, but food and beverage will also be available. Wheel chairs will also be available at every lounge for the elderly people or for the physically challenged persons if they need them.
The greatest news is that the lounge will be facilitated with Wi-Fi for the Indian Railway passengers. It will be provided with business center facilities which include laptops, fax, locker for luggage and a wash room. But to get all of the facilities of this lounge you need to book it in advance, only then Rail Volunteers would be present on time to receive them on station. The lounge also provides a travel-desk facility for passengers if they want to book hotel, cab or a ticket for their journey.
As the number of tourist travelling from train is increasing keeping it in mind, the executive lounge will also deal in foreign exchange. As it will overcome the difficulties that they will face during their journey. The lounge will also be available to keep the passenger belonging of each class if they are willing to pay a certain fees to the rail volunteers.
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After facing lots of complaints of misuse of IRCTC Tatkal scheme, Indian Railways are now planning to separate a dedicated counter and a separate time for selling tickets for IRCTC Tatkal Users. IRCTC is also planning to install the CCTV cameras in all the Tatkal ticket counters to keep a close watch on irctc tatkal users and making e-reservation system completely secure.
According to the railway general manager (Northern Railway) V K Gupta, “Besides, we have decided to bar booking clerks from carrying mobile to reservation counters.” And he also said that the character of the IRCTC Tatkal Scheme will also be changed and also be put in action very soon in order to prevent misuse of this scheme.
Indian Railway Board has also reviewed all the details of tatkal scheme, which was at first introduced to help those passengers who are always travelling on emergency schedule. However, there have been lots of complaints that passengers are unable to exploit the advantages of the scheme properly, because some people are taking all the advantages of this scheme.
Despite a number of changes carried out in the IRCTC Tatkal scheme in recent days which also includes reducing the days for reserving tatkal tickets from five to one day. The changes also give no authority to the irctc agents from booking tatkal tickets in the first hours.
At present, IRCTC tatkal scheme is available more than 2677 trains which include around 1.71 lakh berths in total where you can get this tatkal facility. These days you can book the tatkal tickets from 10 AM to 12PM every day from irctc.co.in. According to the data provided by Indian Railway, IRCTC have earned Rs 847 crore only by selling the tatkal tickets. As the Irctc Tatkal Users are increasing day by day, Indian Railway are planning to do more business this year.
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With more than 200,000 freight trains, 50,000 coaches and 8000 locomotives, and railways set of tracks cover the entire India. With more than 7,000 railway stations available across the nation which cover about 64,000 kilometers of tracks and provides employment to 1.4 million peoples. Providing the railway facility to more than 20 million passengers in a single day, Indian Railway have become one of the largest and busiest railway networks in the world. It is not only the most serving organization but is also the most money making public sector organization of India. Indian Railways includes Northern Railways, Western Railway, Southern Railways and Eastern Railways, and more. Indian Railway servers its passenger with the rains like Garib Rath Express, Rajdhani Express and Satabdi Express which have made the journey throughout India cheaper and comfortable.
IRCTC is the part of Indian Railway that administers the online railway ticket booking system. IRCTC stands for Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation and its online portal provides you with ability to book online tickets whether it is tatkal tickets or the normal travel tickets.
In the IRCTC Login page you will find a login box where you need to enter your registerd user name and password to get into your account. But if you don’t have registered with irctc.co.in, then at first you need to complete the IRCTC Sign Up process only then you can get into your IRCTC account. The beta version of the official website has additional services provided to its user such as plan my travel, e-ticket, tatkal booking options, cancellation options, PNR status report, and many more services. Passengers can also check their PNR status through SMS service, for that all you need to do is send the 10 digit ticket number to 139 as PRN <10 digit PNR number here> via SMS or simply dial 139 from your mobile or land line and follow the instructions and get the current PNR status.
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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) provide different IRCTC Travel Packages to its customers. Being a Indian Railways’ subsidiary, irctc.co.in is responsible for serving quality food in 300+ trains and also to the train that are serving for the Dakshin Bharat Darshan Yatra (means Southern Indian Travel) and Jyotirling Darshan Yatra (means auspicious Phallus Travel). These two special travel packages are for those passengers who have been seeking blessing of seven Jyotirlingas situated across the country. Both the IRCTC Travel Packages starts from March 25th and ends on April 18th respectively. You can Sign up with IRCTC anytime and book IRCTC travel packages as per your wish.
IRCTC has also launched a new travel package known as Bharat Darshan (India Travel) which costs Rs. 6,156 per passenger. Other than that, for the devotees from cities of Uttar Pradesh who often go from these pilgrimage sites, are now able to get direct service and there is also a special tour package which is only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Till now IRCTC largely provides meals to the passengers only, but these days are planning to improve tourism in India. IRCTC is offering different pilgrim tour these days such as Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Shirdi Sai Dham in Maharashtra. The journey starts from Lucknow.
All the IRCTC tour packages include train travel tickets, accommodation, meals, bus ticket and travel insurance of each passenger. For the convenience of passengers, all details about the tour packages are given in irctc.co.in, interested passengers can check out the package details there.Passenger can always book their IRCTC travel packages from the official IRCTC website or by physically visiting the Indian Railways Reservation counter located at Platform number one of CNB (Kanpur Central) railway station.
Booking Railways tickets is simple and easy at IRCTC. In order to promote tourism in India, the Indian Railways is also operating another website where passengers can login to book IRCTC travel packages. The website is railtourismindia.com.
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IRCTC App allows you to perform various task related to ticketing services provided by Indian Railway through your mobile phone. You can also use these services through your mobile if it supports GPRS service.
By using IRCTC Apps you can easily book the railway travel tickets by using your Credit Cards or Cash Cards. You can also get different information like check availability, train fare, trains between stations and perform PNR enquiry. All the tickets that are booked through IRCTC Mobile App will be delivered to the postal address that you have provided during the booking process within 3 days from the date of booking.
In order to use IRCTC App on your mobile phone, you mobile phone need to support Java and GPRS connectivity. To avail GPRS facility on your mobile phone you need to contact your mobile service operator. For all the Windows phone users, they can directly download the app from the following link http://www.irctcmobile.co.in/dlw and for the other they can check the following link http://www.irctcmobile.co.in/ and provide your Mobile Number after which you will get the link to download.
Unique Features of IRCTC App
- It is quite easy and convenience to use.
- You just need to complete a simple IRCTC registration process to get access of the app.
- It is a complete user friendly application.
- There is no need of cash as you can make the payments through credit or cash cards.
- Your travel tickets get delivered on your door steps.
Recently IRCTC have announced three different types of application for mobile users.
To get IRCTC Application ATOM installed in your mobile you need to visit this link http://www.atomtech.in/irctc/irctc.html. By the help this app you can easily book the train tickets, flight ticket, movie ticket etc.
As now a days ngpay services is also supporting the IRCTC Mobile payments. By the help this application you can purchase the IRCTC online tickets so easy and use any of the different irctc payment methods available. To download this application you need to follow this link https://www.irctc.co.in/beta_htmls/ngpay/whatisngpay.html and enter your mobile number.
IRCTC Mobile Application for PayMate
This irctc mobile application supports online payments not only for IRCTC but also for other services like Flight ticket booking, film ticket booking etc. To download this app you need to follow this link https://www.irctc.co.in/beta_htmls/IRCTCLive_1/PaymateApp.html and provide your mobile number.
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IRCTC has launched the eWallet facility to make the online booking and payment easier and faster. But Indian Railways has reduced the refund period to just one day, when you are making the payments for booked tickets through IRCTC eWallet. By using the eWallet facility you are automatically saving the payment gateway charges that are charged by every banks.
What is IRCTC eWallet?
e-Wallet is a scheme launched by Indian Railways under which every user can deposit their money in advance which further can be used to make payments for the tickets they have purchased through irctc.co.in. In generally it is just another payment procedure among different available IRCTC payment options.
Advantages of Using IRCTC eWallet
- If you are making payments through eWallet system and if your bank goes offline then also you can make payments.
- It saves your precious time by eliminating payment approval cycle.
- It is very simple and secure payment method.
- Paying through Indian Railway eWallet, saves the payment gateway charges.
Steps to Register for IRCTC eWallet facility
- At first, Login to IRCTC account using your registered user id and password.
- After that you need to click on “eWALLET Registration” link located right under eWALLET Section in “Plan my travel” page.
- For the Verification process you need to provide your PAN CARD No. along with other required details.
- Pay the one time registration fee of Rs.250/- using any of the available payment options. And remember that membership fee and redemption is subject to change at the discretion of IRCTC or Indian Railway.
- Just credit your eWALLET account with the required minimum deposit of Rs.100/- and you can also save required booking amount. But remember that the maximum amount you can deposite is Rs. 5,000.
- Now you can make payment for tickets that you have booked through irctc.co.in from your eWallet account.
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With the advent of information technology and its effective use in Indian Railways, it has become very convenient to find train timings and schedule of trains. All you need is a computer with Internet connection and you can get any kind of information about Indian Railways that you want. The days of walking up to your nearest railway booking counter and standing in front of the huge train time table board to find irctc train timings and schedule.
Gone are the days when you had to stand in front of a huge train time table board that display train time table outside a ticket booking counter. With the advancement of information technology, irctc train time table is available online and you don’t have to leave your home to see a train time table. All you need a computer and Internet connection to not only see a train time table but you can also book a ticket from the convenience of your home.
Now IRCTC train timings and schedule easily available online and you don’t have to leave your home to find about the timings of any train. One can also pay a visit to the neighbourhood cyber café to find the train time table and book train tickets online. There are various websites that offer information about train timings, fare, schedule, arrival and departure time. Some of the most popular railway booking and information website where you can check train time table include cleartrip.com, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
IRCTC (www.irctc.co.in) is the official railway website that helps you book a ticket and also helps you find more information about Indian railways timings and schedule. This railway reservation website is free to use. All a user needs is to log in and register on the IRCTC website to use its services.
With technology penetrating most spheres of life, it has become very easy to find and book railway tickets online. Finding about railways timings and schedule is a child’s play using Internet. A computer and an Internet connection is all you require to get all the information at the click of a mouse.
Once you have found the appropriate train time table and decided on which train you would be using for your journey, you can also use these websites to book your train ticket.
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Indian Railways, a widely used name when it comes to traveling in India. www.irctc.co.in is the official site which handles millions of transaction every month. Since have a lot of visitors every day, they are facing lot of problems for doing simple task like login into their IRCTC account, booking tickets, checking pnr status, etc. So to minimize these simple problems, users can use different IRCTC mobile apps available for different mobile platforms. There is also IRCTC Mobile App for iPhone, but to access this app you need to create an IRCTC account first.
IRCTC iPhone app you can book your travel tickets, check pnr status and access other Indian Railway features. Have you ever imagined that which station you are going to pass next, your ETA time to reach the final station from where are you now, but IRCTC Mobile App for iPhone has made this possible. Using advance location algorithm to calculate the ETA time and distance you will know everything you want to know from this IRCTC Mobile App.
Features of IRCTC Mobile App for iPhone
- Get notification on all the important updates on Trains, Stations and their timings.
- Set notification alerts for all incoming stations and the app will notify you.
- Check for PNR status
- Train Route along with the offline support
- Fare inquiry
- Easily search for the available seats between the source and destination station with just a tap.
- Stations and train look-up
- Know the nearest stations
- Manage station notifications
- Easily email and share all data.
What’s New in the recent version of IRCTC iPhone App
- All the new trains are included
- Information about new stations with accurate geo-coordinates
- You will get more lists of stations nearest to you.
- Easily search for the trains
- You will get information of 6 days seat availability on all trains.
- Train routes are more accurate on maps.
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All you need to do is enter your IRCTC login details to get access the all new next generation e-ticket portal of Indian Railway or commonly known as NGET IRCTC.
There is a simple trick to access NGET IRCTC Login page fast and easy, from where you can successful complete the IRCTC tatkal booking process. Don’t be 100% sure but it is the best alternative than normal IRCTC login process.
What is NGET IRCTC?
It is the new upgraded version of IRCTC website, generally called as Next Generation eticketing system launched by Railway Ministry of India. It is simpler, fast and elegant than irctc.co.in.
After you have login to your account, you will find some options displayed on your screen. You can use any of those options either Cancel a Ticket, claim a refund, check Ticket History, and print a Ticket. In addition to those options you can choose Plan My Travel option which is located on the left hand side to plan your whole travel through Indian Railway.
All you need to do is enter your Starting Station, the final Station, and Journey date and hit Submit Button. After that you will get the list of all the available trains on that specific date. Choose among the list of trains and proceed towards the payment details. All the payment options are similar to the IRCTC payments options.
Some of NGET IRCTC Login Problem
If the Nget login page takes a very long time to load, then you need to close the tab and re-enter the URL or just refresh the page.
In case if you forget you password you don’t need to worry because you can easily reset it within few simple steps?
Steps to Reset NGET IRCTC Login Password
- At first go nget.irctc.co.in and then click on the Forgot Password link.
- You need to enter your User ID and proceed forward.
- After that you need to answer the security question.
- After which you will receive a password recovery link on your e-mail id.
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