IRCTC Senior Citizen Plan

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.

irctc senior citizen

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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Dedicated counters for IRCTC Tatkal Users

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.

irctc tatkal users

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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Indian Railway and IRCTC

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.

Indian Railway and IRCTC

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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IRCTC App or Indian Railway Application

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.

irctc app

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.

  • IRCTC Application ATOM

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.

  • IRCTC App For ngpay

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 Train Timings

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.

IRCTC Train Timings

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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IRCTC Mobile App for iPhone | Indian Railways

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 Mobile App for iPhone

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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