TRAIN TICKET

  • Fare hike inclusive of Fuel Adjustment Component: Railways June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with criticism of effecting a steep hike, the Railways clarified late in on Friday evening that the increase was only 10 per cent in passenger fare and 5 per cent in freight charges. It also insisted the hike was "as finalised by the previous government", and promised to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rail Budget: No hike in passenger fares, but travel will be costlier February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal did not hike passenger fares but he announced a marginal increase in freight charges, supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge. The hike supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge means that even...
  • Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-2014 February 26, 2013

    Rail Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday presented his maiden Rail Budget. There has been no hike in passenger fares, but marginal hike in freight charges, reservation fee, cancellation fee, tatkal charges and supplementary charges. Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-2014: Thrust 1. Safety; 2. Consolidation; 3. Passenger Amenities;...
  • Rail Budget: Expect costlier travel, new trains February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is set to present what will be the first Railway Budget by a Congress minister in 17 years on Tuesday. Indications are that rail travel is likely to get costlier in line with the fuel price hike. Before heading to the Rail Bhawan on...
  • Increased railway fares effective from today January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: If you are travelling by train, get ready to pay more as the increased railway fares have come into effect starting Monday. The fare hike is expected to mop up an additional Rs 6,600 crore annually for the government. This is the first increase in rail fares in...
  • 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...
  • New Tatkal booking system from Tuesday July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst rising complaints about misuse of the railway's Tatkal scheme of booking tickets, a revised scheme with additional measures to check the lacunae will come into effect from Tuesday under which passengers can book Tatkal tickets from 10 am instead of 8 am. The revised scheme comes in the...
  • Railway Tatkal scam: How touts corner tickets June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: An IBN7 expose has revealed the bitter truth about railway tatkal tickets. Despite waiting in line for hours, genuine passengers hardly have a shot as touts, including security personnel get their hands on the tickets first. In the national capital, the very force that promises to be with...