IRCTC

  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC 13-03-2014 08:56 PM

    The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking. This is the second major probe by the fair trade watchdog against a central government enterprise, after Coal...
  • IRCTC's e-wallet scheme for hassle-free ticket booking 20-11-2013 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched e-wallet, a user-friendly scheme aimed at making purchase of e-tickets easier. The e-wallet is a rolling deposit scheme wherein the customers will have an account with the IRCTC and deposit money to be used in future for booking e-tickets from...
  • IRCTC to soon be able to book 7,200 tickets per minute 01-09-2013 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: Tearing your hair out while trying to book e-tickets on IRCTC's website might soon be a thing of the past. The Minister of State for Railways, Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy has confirmed yet again that the website will soon allow the booking of 7,200 tickers per minute sometime...
  • Airtel ties up with IRCTC for railway bookings 14-08-2013 12:25 PM

    Chandigarh: Bharti Airtel has tied up with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer railway bookings through Airtel Money in Upper North comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. "Our integration with IRCTC for reserved ticketing is a step to empower our customers specifically beyond the...
  • Airtel ties up with IRCTC for railway bookings 13-08-2013 07:44 PM

    Bharti Airtel has tied up with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer railway bookings through airtel Money in Upper North comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu ~~amp;amp; Kashmir. "Our integration with IRCTC for reserved ticketing is a step to empower our customers specifically beyond the urban...
  • Record booking of e-tickets on IRCTC website 13-08-2013 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: The e-ticketing website of the IRCTC booked more than five lakh tickets on August 12, the highest-ever tickets booked in a single day. "There has been a record booking of 5.04 lakh e-tickets yesterday," said a senior IRCTC official. IRCTC, a subsidiary of railways, has invested about Rs...
  • Here is how you can book a rail ticket through SMS 29-06-2013 04:21 PM

    IRCTC's ambitious SMS-based ticketing system is a reality now. Railways minister Mallikarjun Kharge launched this new system yesterday and said that the service aims to "empower the common man who does not have access to internet and cannot afford to buy smartphones." The SMS-based ticketing system, a pilot project by...
  • Send an SMS to book a train ticket; IRCTC to launch service in July 12-06-2013 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: Come July and you can book your train ticket by sending an SMS. Keeping an eye on the growing mobile phone market in India, IRCTC will launch SMS-based ticketing from July 1 and a dedicated number will be announced soon for this. Describing the step as environment-friendly as...
  • IRCTC website to book 7,200 tickets per minute 27-05-2013 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: With the aim of bridging the gap between demand and supply in e-ticketing category, IRCTC on Monday spelt out its grand plan to book 7200 e-tickets per minute in the current fiscal. Currently, the ticketing site of the IRCTC is able to handle about 1.2 lakh concurrent connections...
  • New advance rail ticket booking period from Wednesday 30-04-2013 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: The advance booking period for train tickets will be reduced from existing four months to two months from Wednesday as part of the Railways' efforts to prevent touts to corner bulk tickets. "The reduction of advance reservation period to 60 days will be a deterrent for touts who...
  • Advance booking period for train tickets reduced to 60 days 25-04-2013 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Railways has reduced advance booking period from four months to two months from May 1 as part of its efforts to prevent touts from cornering bulk of tickets. The advance reservation period (ARP) for booking reserved train tickets will be reduced from existing 120 days to 60 days...
  • Bugs in food: Railways admits lapses in catering 12-04-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about the pathetic condition of catering services in Indian Railways, CNN-IBN has accessed a railways report that exposes how food is prepared in filthy conditions. The report says that the food served in trains is cooked in dirty, smelly and waterlogged pantry cars. This...
  • Railways to launch 24x7 security helpline for passengers 07-04-2013 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: With a view to strengthen safety of passengers and check crimes against women in trains and stations, Railways will soon launch a 24x7 helpline which will be tracked on real-time basis across the country. The proposed pan India toll-free helpline, first-of-its-kind in Railways, is going to be launched...
  • Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-2014 26-02-2013 01:49 PM

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  • Watch: Pawan Kumar Bansal turns poet in Parliament while presenting Rail Budget 26-02-2013 01:12 PM

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented what is the first Railway Budget by a Congress minister in 17 years on Tuesday. Claiming that the losses of the Railways were mounting, Bansal said that the gigantic network must be financially sustainable for the benefit of the passengers. ...
  • IRCTC website is beyond even Rajinikanth

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    "Rajnikanth once tried logging into IRCTC at 8 AM and... failed," tweeted an exasperated user. The sluggishness of the IRCTC website is no ...

  • IRCTC launches mobile ticketing website 03-01-2012 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: Booking rail tickets has now become more easy. Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) has come up with a new way that lets passengers book tickets through mobile phones anywhere, anytime. Passengers, who wish to book rail tickets, can go to the mobile website of the Indian Railways...
  • Rajdhani pantry staff get Rs 3K for saving lives 19-04-2011 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: It was the alertness and prompt action of nine pantry staffers that helped save lives of hundreds of passengers on board the burning Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani train on Tuesday, a feat for which the Railways has rewarded them with a princely sum of Rs 3,000 collectively. As the blaze...