IRCTC

  • IRCTC Connect: IRCTC finally launches its ticketing app for Android 6 days ago

    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. ...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav Thackeray says intention was not to hurt July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to a Maharashtra Sadan staff forced to eat and break his Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs, the party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that they have no intention to hurt anyone. Uddhav said, "We are Hindutvawadi, but we do not hate others. This is an attempt to suppress the...
  • Caught on camera: Shiv Sena MPs force Muslim staff to eat during Ramzan fast July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A video has now surfaced showing Shiv Sena Thane MP Rajan Vichare forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. CNNIBN has accessed footage which shows Vichare force feeding the staffer. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena MPs abused the employee...
  • Maharashtra Sadan staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A shocking case has been reported in the power corridors of Delhi. A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly miffed at not being served...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of shortdistance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Railway budget expectations: Clean trains and platforms should be ensured July 6, 2014

    With just two days to go for the Railway budget, people across the country have high expectations from the government to improve the condition of railway stations. Hygiene was a crucial part on everyone's agenda. Cleanliness of platforms, and the fixing of the IRCTC website for speedy booking of tickets...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC March 13, 2014

    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 India. The...
  • IRCTC's ewallet scheme for hasslefree ticket booking November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched ewallet, a userfriendly scheme aimed at making purchase of etickets easier. The ewallet 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 etickets from its...
  • IRCTC to soon be able to book 7,200 tickets per minute September 1, 2013

    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...