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  • IRCTC to offer baggage insurance for train passengers 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing passengers more facilities for booking tickets online, IRCTC is planning to offer a new service of 'baggage insurance' for them. Under this, a customer will be offered additional services like insurance coverage for baggage while booking e-tickets on the IRCTC website. As per the offer,...
  • Railways launch RuPay pre-paid debit card March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway passengers can now book their tickets, do shopping and pay service bills using RuPay pre-paid cards, as the IRCTC launched the debit card service on Tuesday. The service was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in collaboration with the Union Bank of India...
  • IRCTC joins hands with Amazon.in for online shopping February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to provide convenient online shopping experience to customers, IRCTC has tied up with Amazon.in to sell various products. Customers who access the IRCTC portal can now buy products ranging from consumer electronics, books, shoes, apparel, bags to toys, exotic food products, personal hygiene products, pet supplies, musical...
  • Now, get a Dominos pizza delivered at your train seat February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Under the Indian Railways' e-catering initiative, you will now be able to order a Dominos pizza while on a journey and get it delivered at your seat. To bring in more variety to the existing food menu available through the e-catering service, Dominos will now be offering pizzas on...
  • IRCTC to deliver pizza at your train seat February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Now a train passenger can also order and enjoy hot pizza at his or her seat while travelling. They can order their pizza either online or through a phone call and delivery will be made at 12 selected stations including New Delhi and Jaipur to begin with. As part...
  • Now, cash on delivery of train tickets February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: You can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made. Initiating this "cash on delivery" (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those...
  • IRCTC starts e-catering service on 76 trains January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has started e-catering services for 76 trains across the country, in its bid to provide quality food to passengers. Passengers can order food at www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or call the toll-free number 1800-1034-139 or 0120-4383892-99 to avail the facility, a senior IRCTC official said. Apart from...
  • Bones in veg meal: Railway says passenger picked up non-veg lunch November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways, which had conducted an enquiry into a complaint of bones being served in vegetarian dish, on Wednesday said that the passenger had mistakenly picked up the non-veg meal meant for his co-passenger. "The complainant passenger had mistakenly picked up the non-veg meal meant for his co-passenger," the...
  • IRCTC Connect: IRCTC finally launches its ticketing app for Android October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: It took a long time coming and the official IRCTC Android app is finally available for download on Google Play. Unlike most other popular service providers, IRCTC bypassed the more popular Android and iOS platforms and instead launched its mobile apps first for Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10...
  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phonebased service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMSbased service, part of the ecatering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...
  • Railways runs special trains for people stranded in floodhit J&K September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services. As many as 15,000 floodaffected persons have so far been cleared by railways,...
  • No special favour shown to Saradha arm: IRCTC September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid a raging controversy over its reported tieup with an arm of the Saradha Group, now under CBI probe in connection with the multi crore rupee chit fund scam, the IRCTC on Thursday said the company was empanelled as a sales agent but claimed no "special favour or privilege"...
  • Railways to install work stations in Rajdhani trains August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajdhani travellers can soon look forward to some getaway moments during their journey as the railways has finalised plans to install work stations fitted with office electronics in its premier train service. Work stations equipped with laptop, printer, fax machine and Internet facility will be set up in a...
  • IRCTC launches faster, easier eticketing system; increases booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways launched the next generation eticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and easier. "It was...
  • Next gen eticketing enables 7200 bookings per minute on IRCTC website August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways on Wednesday launched the next generation eticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and...
  • Railways' fourth packaged water facility to be launched today August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railways' fourth stateoftheart packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from Wednesday. Railways manufactures and supplies packaged drinking water to its passengers under the brand name 'Rail Neer' through its subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 10, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing row over language in UPSC civil services examinations, laws against sexual harassment, food condition in Indian Railways. He also talks about the books on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on food being served in trains August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the food condition in Indian Railways. ...
  • Forcefeeding: Plea against Shiv Sena MP to be heard on August 18 August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will hear on August 18 a petition seeking registration of a criminal case against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, accused of forcefeeding an IRCTC employee who was on fast during the holy month of Ramzan, at the new Maharashtra Sadan on July 17. The plea, which...
  • Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Those thinking of travelling in trains can soon enjoy a plate of chicken chettinad, dhokla or chila in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duranto and the menu will be split region wise into...
  • Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? August 5, 2014

    The administration has clamped down on IRCTC after cockroaches were found on on board food items. The IRCTC has been fined Rs 1 lakh and we at CNNIBN asked Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? ...
  • Railways to revamp services, passengers hopes for healthier food on ride August 4, 2014

    With the entry of popular names like Haldiram, ITC and MTR the Indian Railways plans revision in the food services on ride. Passengers expect healthier food. ...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...
  • Railways fine Rs 11 lakh on 9 caterers for 'bad food', IRCTC among them August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, Railways have imposed heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including IRCTC for serving "bad quality" food in trains. "We had launched a special drive in the last month to detect quality of food being served on different trains. We found bad quality food...
  • Maharashtra Sadan incident is ideology of BJP, RSS: Rahul Gandhi July 25, 2014

    Amethi: Reacting to the Maharashtra Sadan incident, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the actions by Shiv Sena MPs a reflection of the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In a shocking video a group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs is seen to have...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? July 23, 2014

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena MP forces caterer to break his Ramzan fast July 23, 2014

    Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare was on Wednesday caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Hooliganism by MPs, one force feeds man, other abuses in House July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena...
  • Shiv Sena MP force feeds caterer: Are our politicians drunk on power? July 23, 2014

    CNNIBN gets you reactions from across the country on Shiv Sena MP abusing catering staff and forcing him to consume food during Ramzan fast. ...