Ticket Bookings

  • 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...
  • Cashstrapped Railways worried over fewer tickets booking October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cashstrapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the nonsuburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during AprilSeptember was 1,982.35...
  • New advance rail ticket booking period from Wednesday April 30, 2013

    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 April 25, 2013

    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...
  • AirAsia offers 2 million seats for Indians at 70 pc discount April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as AirAsia's plans to launch an airline in India along with the Tata Group is yet to fructify, the Malaysian carrier has announced upto 70 per cent discount on international flights from India. The airline is offering two million seats under the scheme if booked between April 27...
  • Aadhar card may be linked with train ticket booking January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways is planning linking of train tickets with Aadhaar cards to tackle the menace of touts in bookings. "We are exploring the possibility of linking Aadhaar system with issuing of train tickets and if this happens, the tout menace will be effectively curbed in ticketing system," Railway Minister...
  • KFA stops bookings, hopes to restart operations soon October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Troubled Kingfisher airlines, whose flying licence was suspended by the DGCA, said on Saturday night it has stopped taking booking of tickets till it resumes operations. "We are now immediately suspending all forward bookings till such time we resume operations," Kingfisher spokesperson said in a statement, adding it's...
  • It is easier to get Tatkal tickets now: Passengers July 10, 2012

    The Indian Railway on Tuesday introduced several measures to ensure that the Tatkal train tickets reached the common man. ...
  • Tatkal scam reflects demand and supply problem: IRCTC June 30, 2012

    The Managing Director of the IRCTC, Rakesh Tandon has admitted that the Tatkal scheme is misused and needs a revamp. ...
  • Railways extends ticket booking period to 120 days February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: To cope with the demand for tickets, the Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period from 90 days to 120 days from March 10. Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) will make the necessary changes in the software for this purpose. "Now one can book his train...
  • A 'phone' that connects, pays bills, books tickets September 8, 2007

    New Delhi: First look, and it seems like just another telephone terminal, but look closer and it could be the answer to many of your daily needs. From paying bills to booking your railway tickets to topping your mobile card a tiny machinery called Indepay is your routine PCO...