How to check for IRCTC Train Information

IRCTC provides different types trains for giving service to the general people in every possible way. The IRCTC Train Information can be checked by using the internet and the mobile application. You can also get all the train information on different website, some of them are listed below.

IRCTC Train Information

Some Websites to Check IRCTC Train Information

  1. irctc.co.in
  2. indianrail.gov.in
  3. ixigo.com

The above sites can be used to check the information about the different trains made available by the IRCTC. People can use any of the above sites in the browser, by the use of internet and view all the information of the trains. After viewing the website of IRCTC, you can check the train information by selecting the train information option in the site. This option will give the every possible information of trains run by IRCTC to give the service to the people.

Some of the train services provided by IRCTC are:

  1. Metro Trains

The metro trains running in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai are fully equipped with latest technologies and equipment.

  1. Suburban Locals

These trains run usually in big cities. It has two categories which are slow locals and fast locals.

  1. Passenger Trains

There are many important small cities in India, so passenger trains are run to connect these cities.

  1. Express and Super-Fast Express

These trains are usually run between the cities which have long distance such that they have high speed.

  1. Shatabdi and Janshatabdi Express Trains

These trains give service to the cities that have moderate distance so that passengers can reach their destination in time. Shatabdi trains have fully air-conditioned couch whereas Janshatabdi have both AC and non AC couches.

  1. Garib Rath

These trains are especially for people who cannot afford high class couches as its price is relatively cheap.

  1. Rajdhani Express

The Rajdhani express runs in big cities of India. The train is fully air conditioned and is also given a high priority.

  1. Duranto Express

The duranto express are the trains that do not stop till the destination is reached after started from the source.

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IRCTC Refund Rules

IRCTC is the only provider of online ticket booking place for Indian Railways. And there you can not only book the train tickets, you can also cancel the booked tickets, but for you have to follow the IRCTC Refund Rules as it has its own rules for the refund while you cancel the booked ticket. In order to book or cancel the train tickets you need to login to your IRCTC Account and if you don’t have an account the you need to create a new IRCTC account.

IRCTC Refund Rules

IRCTC Refund Rules and Charges

  • The first rule in which the customer gets the full refund of money for the ticket if the ticket is booked and the amount is debited from the customer’s account but not issued yet. When the customer informs the ticket counter of the IRCTC about the cancellation of the ticket before the counter issues the ticket for that customer, in that case the IRCTC Refunds the full amount of the payment without any kind of deduction.
  • After the issuance of the ticket, if any customer needs to cancel the ticket which is already issued, the IRCTC refunds the payment after some deduction as per the rule of the IRCTC. The deduction of the amount on the refund during the process of cancellation depends upon the time of the cancellation and the status of the ticket. The deduction charge for the refund also varies by the category of the ticket like whether its a normal ticket, tatkal tickets or some other.
  • The deduction charge for the ticket of AC first and Executive class is Rs.120/-. Similarly the deduction charge for the refund of ticket first class and AC 2 tier is Rs.100/-. In the same way the tickets of AC chair car, AC 3 tier and AC 3 Economy gets the deduction of Rs.90/-. Likewise the deduction charges for the sleeper class and second class are Rs.60/- and Rs.30/- respectively.
  • According to the IRCTC Refund Rules, the cancellation charge becomes 25% of the amount of the ticket when the ticket is confirmed in less than 24 hours and the scheduled departure of the train is up to 4 hours. In the same way if the ticket is already confirmed and the ticket is to be cancelled when the departure of the train is less than 4 hours, the cancellation charge for those tickets will be the 50% of the actual amount of the tickets.
  • The cancellation time limit is determined by the distance of journey. The time limit for the journey up to 200kms is 3hrs, from 201 to 500kms is 6hrs and over 500kms is 12hrs. If the tickets are RAC/waitlisted, the amount will be refunded after the reduction of clerkage charge which is Rs.30 for every category.

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IRCTC Tourism Package

IRCTC.co.in has different types of tourism packages to offers for the tourists for the successful and memorable tour. IRCTC Tourism Package are divided into different categories among which some of them are listed and described further in this article.

Different IRCTC Tourism Package

IRCTC Tourism Package

  1. Air Package

The air package of IRCTC includes the transportation facility of airways for the convenience of tourists. In this package IRCTC include Chennai-Shirdi package and delhi-shirdi package for 1 night and 2 days, special Srinagar package for 5 nights and 6 days. The above categories of packages cost between Rs.10,000 to Rs.27,000.

  1. International Tours

In this category of package offered by IRCTC, tourists can visit different international places like Thailand, Dubai, Asia, Europe, Australia etc.

  1. Wildlife

In this package tourists are offered visits to different wild life reserves, national parks and islands in the Bay of Bengals.

  1. Packages of North East

In this package IRCTC offers view of different Himalayas. Tourists are offered to visit mountains like Kanchenjunga and hills also. IRCTC also offers honeymoon packages. In this category packages range from Rs.10,000 to Rs.36,000.

  1. Sun and Sand

IRCTC offer packages of Chennai- Kanyakumari visit, visit to Andaman, Orissa and many more in this category. These packages are of 4-5 days and range from Rs.4500 to 10000.

  1. Religious

This category includes a lot of varieties of packages as there are many religious places to visit. In this category tourists can visit different temples, churches, masjids and monasteries. This category is the cheapest packages as tourist are likely to visit religious places only.

  1. Customized package

Customized package are the special packages offered for tourists. In this package IRCTC focuses on the demand of the tourists. Tourists can choose their own destinations and the places they want to visit such that IRCTC offers negotiable price to them so that they can complete their visit in a proper way. IRCTC provides every possible facility including transport, lodging, fooding, sightseeing etc.

IRCTC is working it’s hard for increasing the number of tourists by the means of different satisfactory packages to be offered. The main focus of IRCTC is to satisfy tourists in every possible way.

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IRCTC Online Reservation Process

IRCTC also known as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and was founded in 1999. Headquarter for IRCTC is situated in New Delhi, NCT, India. IRCTC.co.in has served all over Indian Territory. The parent company of IRCTC is Indian Railways and is also the subsidiary of Indian Railways. IRCTC has integration online reservation system in its website through which user would be able to login into the IRCTC account and complete the IRCTC Online Reservation Process and easily travel from one place to other place inside India. To complete the IRCTC online reservation process, you can follow some of the steps that are described below.

IRCTC Online Reservation Process

 

IRCTC Online Reservation Process

  1. Click on this link https://www.services.irctc.co.in/cgi-bin/bv60.dll/irctc/services/home.do to go to the IRCTC online reservation page.
  2. After you click on the link, you will be redirected to IRCTC login page.
  3. You need to first enter you username and password on the login box that is at the left middle of the page.
  4. Note that, you can only login to IRCTC online reservation if you have already created an IRCTC account before.
  5. If you are new to IRCTC then you can also click on the Sign up link at the right side of the login box below the Login button. Fill up all the necessary empty fields to create a new irctc account.
  6. If you are Agent then click on the IRCTC Agent Login link inside the same login box and enter your Agent login username and password.
  7. After you login inside the IRCTC online reservation, you have to fill up all the empty compulsory field to complete your reservation process.
  8. Your online reservation will only succeed if there is space available to you on your desired date. If there is no space available then you can also search for next date when the space will be available.
  9. After reserving on the desired date by filling all the required fields. You have to confirm your reservation.

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