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Tag: Irctc

Railways' New Train Time Table From Independence Day 2018

After much wait, finally the Indian Railways on Tuesday in its new time-table announced that it is all set to introduce more of its niche trains such as Antyodaya Express, Uday Express and Tejas Express in the next 12 months. According to the Railway Ministry’s new Trains at a Glance (TAG), the railway publication, it […]

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Indian Railways issues New Time Table to be effective from August 15

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Monday announced a change in timings of more than 300 trains in its northern zone with effect from August 15 in view of the ongoing maintenance/repair of rail infrastructure. A Northern Railway statement said that the departure timings of 57 trains have been advanced while that of 58 others […]

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Good News! Indian Railways Reduces AC Fares Of Express Trains

In a move to encourage the passengers to travel in air-conditioned (AC) coaches or chair cars, the South Western Railway (SWR) has slashed fares of a few express trains originating from Bengaluru, Gadag and Mysuru in Karnataka, said an official. “By reducing AC chair car fare in Shatabdi Express between Mysuru and Chennai via Bengaluru, […]

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Alert! Is IRCTC leaking railway passengers' data?

In what could be a major threat for lakhs of rail commuters, former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has accused the government of misusing data collected from passengers by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and putting on hold its disinvestment. Saying that it was a “threat to privacy”, Trivedi said in Lok Sabha yesterday […]

IRCTC Railway Alert! Penalty Again For Extra Luggage in Trains; Get Details Here

Has the Indian Railways decided to enforce a three-decade-old rule to penalise passengers for carrying excess baggage? In a latest development, passengers travelling over all Indian Railways are permitted to carry luggage free of charge with them in the compartment up to 70 Kgs. in First AC, 50 Kgs. in First Class/AC-2 tier, 40 Kgs. […]

IRCTC: New Insurance Scheme launched for Railway Passengers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Indian Railways has always been concerned for its passengers and under the ministry’s initiatives, an Optional Travel Insurance Scheme was launched with effect from September 1, 2016 for the Confirmed/RAC Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) portal at the premium of Rs. 0.92 […]

Indian Railways announces new facility for all rail passengers

New Delhi: Have you ever traveled in a flight? Like flight attendants, now the railway catering staff will carry trash bags to collect waste from passengers in all trains after meals, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has instructed officials. The railways is increasingly adopting the airline model — from its food to its vacuum toilets […]

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IRCTC Alert: Railway passengers forget refund on cancelled train tickets

Since the day, Indian Railways came with the plan to enable people book tickets four months prior to their scheduled journey, there has been a surge in booking of advance tickets. However, on many occasions such plans suffer set back and people have to cancel tickets. When one goes for cancellation of tickets, the first […]

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Train Status Alert: Now passengers can check it on WhatsApp; know the detail

Technology is ruling the roost now with its presence and demand in each and every sector. In line of this, the Indian Railways has partnered with MakeMyTrip to provide live status updates of trains to passengers through WhatsApp. Passengers can now get instant message on WhatsApp related to trains’ status along with train timings, platform […]

IRCTC: Indian Railways’ 12 Measures Under New Catering Services You Must Know!

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), an arm of the Indian Railways, has been in soup for quite some time due to regular complaints of stale food being provided in different trains. To deal with all these problems, the IRCTC has come up with several measures. Here are some of the […]

Indian Railways: Things you must know for safety before & after boarding train

Indian Railways is third largest rail network in the world as it carries millions of passengers everyday throughout the country. As most of the people forget about the safety during their journey, here we have a few things to remind that will ensure the travellers reach their destination safely. NOTE: Harassing women passengers is a […]

IRCTC: Indian Railways to hike ticket fares of this train!

New Delhi: Improving its service day by day, the Indian Railways is taking a lot of initiatives for improvement in the facilities for its passengers. In one such recent development, bedroll kits could soon be included in the ticket price of the poor man’s no frills AC train, the Garib Rath Express, but it could cost […]

IRCTC: New e-ticket facility launched by Indian Railways

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Replacing the age-old warrant system, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a new facility for easy and fast e-booking of railway tickets. As per reports, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel will no longer need to go to a railway station to get a reserved ticket on the […]

IRCTC: Railways to run Shri Ramayana Express in India, Sri Lanka from Nov 14

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has come up with yet another exciting offer giving an opportunity to explore places associated with Lord Ram. In its latest offering, the railways will run a special train named after Lord Ram covering the destinations associated with the mythological character in India and Sri Lanka, an official statement said. […]

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IRCTC Alert: 'No bill no payment' for ordered foods in trains!

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s drive to ensure that the train passengers are being served with the best possible food continues with the minister recently announcing ‘no bill no pay’ formula for the national carrier’s commuters. Tightening noose on the IRCTC’s operation (catering service), Goyal recently at an Indian Chamber of Commerce event in Kolkata […]

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Train passengers to pay Rs 25000 fine for violating this norm; Railway awaits govt nod

Mumbai: Over two weeks after the railway authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorise them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalise them, they are still waiting for a response, officials said today. A couple of days before the state-wide ban on plastic items came into force on June 23, the Central […]

IRCTC: Booking train tickets? Here's how much concession Railway is gifting

At a time when the Indian Railways has given its passengers a lot of benefits, it has not let down the hopes of the commuters sink when it comes to availing concession while booking train tickets. Scroll to see the details of concession before you book a ticket: Concession is granted only on basic fare […]

IRCTC: Now watch food preparation in trains before you are served!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is relying heavily on technology and leaving no stone unturned to ensure that train passengers are served the best possible foods. Moving a step forward, on Wednesday, IRCTS made an announcement related to a ‘live streaming mechanism’ that will allow train passengers to view how […]

IRCTC: Railways announces Daily, Weekly Special Trains from July till October

To avoid passenger rush in the months of July, August, September and October, the Indian Railways have announced Daily and Weekly Special trains that will run for a period of four months. The complete list of trains with all details is as follows: As per sources, 13 pairs of Weekly Special Trains will run between […]

Indian Railways announces a new facility for train passengers!

New Delhi: With the rise in criticisms for poor quality of services in trains, Indian Railways has come up with a new rule for the passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches. The face towels given to the passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches will now be replaced with cheaper, smaller, disposable, takeaway napkins, according to an order […]

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IRCTC says no to renew contract with catering firm for serving undercooked food

Kolkata: Passengers of Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express today complained of “undercooked” food served by the onboard caterer, following which the IRCTC decided not to renew its contract with the company responsible for supplying food in the train. Stating that strict punitive action will be taken against the caterer, IRCTC group general manager (east zone) Debasish Chanda […]

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IRCTC: Railway brings in new technology to quench passengers' thirst

New Delhi: State-of-the-art water ATMs are now available at more than 100 railway stations across the country, supplying purified water to passengers at low cost, a railway official said today. The Indian Railway Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC) had tied up with water technology venture, Swajal, last year for the installation of such water ATMs. […]

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Indian Railways has some good news for AC travellers

New Delhi: Blankets for AC coaches will now be washed twice a month instead of existing practice of once in two months as the Railways has changed the material to make it washable-friendly. With the increase of washing frequency, service life of blankets will also be reduced to two years from the existing four years […]

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RRB Recruitment July 2018: Huge Group C, Group D Vacancies announced

In yet another major recruitment for the candidates awaiting a government job, the Central Railways has invited applications for recruitment to the posts of Apprentice Trainee. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the posts in the prescribed format on or before July 25, 2018 till 5pm. Aspirants are advised to go through the details […]

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Railway passengers, now avail concession before booking train tickets

With rules and procedures changing from time to time, the Indian Railways is now offering different concession for different categories The detailed rules, procedures, entitlement, purposes, etc for grant of concession have been explained below. Passengers are advised to go through the details provided before booking rail tickets. The important rules for concession, are as […]

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IRCTC: Train passengers to get fined up to Rs 25000 for violating new Railway rule

Mumbai: The Railways today said that it would initiate action against those violating the Maharashtra government’s plastic ban which comes into effect from Saturday. “We are in touch with state government agencies to enforce the ban. After getting the nod of state authorities, we will start penalising passengers who are in possession of banned plastic […]

IRCTC Recruitment June 2018: Click to Apply now !

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has released a recruitment notification for the position of supervisor (hospitality). Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date to apply or the date of ‘Walk-In-Interview’ is 25th, 27th & 29th June 2018. IRCT Recruitment 2018 Vacancy Detail Name of […]

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IRCTC Railways' online ticket reservation rules changed!

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) that was launched in 2002 has now almost 59 lakh daily users with more than 10 lakh of online tickets being booked daily through IRCTC portal – www.irctc.co.in – the e-ticketing outlet of the national carrier. With an aim to provide better service to the rail passengers, […]

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IRCTC launches new payment mode for booking train tickets! Get Details Here

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) is all set to launch its own payment Agreegator IRCTC-iPay. In a recent tweet shared by IRCTC, it stated that IRCTC-iPay will be available on the official website by August 18 as PCI-DSS security certificate has been granted to IRCTC. The new feature IRCTC iPay […]

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IRCTC Recruitment 2018: Know details to apply for Railway posts

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has released recruitment notification for the position of Consultant. The recruitment will be done on temporary basis for retired staff at nine different locations across India. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the position before June 25, 2018. Age Limit The maximum age limit to apply […]

Indian Railways cancels trains till July 26! Check list of trains before booking tickets

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In order to improve the infrastructure of the Indian Railways, as many as 30 trains have been cancelled on different routes for a period of 42 days. As per sources, the traffic block has been imposed from June 15 to July 26 next month on the Lucknow Division due to construction at Varanasi […]

RRB Recruitment July 2018 for 4103 Multiple Posts: Apply Now

Bhubaneswar/Secunderabad: The South Central Railway, Secunderabad has released a recruitment notification for Apprentice for Training in various units. From Carpenter, Diesel Mechanic, Electrician and Electronic posts to several other positions, the recruitment will be done. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline to submit forms. The last date to apply […]

IRCTC Tourism Offers 8-Day Tour package to explore Buddhist sites

IRCTC has come up with an exciting offer giving an opportunity to explore the Buddhist sites across the country. The tour will be via Delhi and cover all the Buddhist spots in eight days. Here’s the Itinerary as per the official website: Day 1: Depart Delhi for Gaya- From Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station- Departure for […]

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Indian Railways' New Train Time Table 2018–2019; Here’s the detail

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has announced that the new Zonal Railway Time Table 2018–2019 and Trains at a Glance (TAG) 2018–2019 will come into effect from August 15, 2018 instead of August 1, 2018. Scroll down for all the details related to the New Time Table. SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY: TRAIN TIME TABLE 2018–2019 South […]

Railways’ reverses decision on escalators at stations; know the detail

New Delhi: Heeding a PMO directive, Indian Railways has changed its earlier decision to provide escalators at a large number of stations. These will now only be provided at stations with minimum footfall of 100,000 passengers per day instead of 25,000 as previously envisaged. With this, not many new stations would be eligible for escalators […]

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Railway announces Special Trains for Eid al-Fitr Season; Book Tickets Now

Bhubaneswar: In order to clear the extra rush of passengers for ensuing Eid al-Fitr festival, the Eastern Railways will run Special Passenger trains between Sealdah & Krishnapur for two days on June 14 and 15 and between Krishnapur & Sealdah on June 15 & 16, 2018. This apart, to clear the rush, the South Central […]

IRCTC introduces new facility to book unreserved train tickets

New Delhi: Here’s a good news for lakhs of train commuters as the Indian Railways has introduced a new mobile application enabling booking and cancellation of unreserved tickets. The railway ministry, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the app will also enable issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, check and load R-wallet […]

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IRCTC Railways’ Premium Tatkal rules & Ticket refund charges; New changes you need to know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has brought in a few changes in the ticket booking system wherein passengers will have to be cautious before booking normal tickets as well Tatkal and Premium Tatkal tickets. This apart, IRCTC has clarified about refund in case payment is Settled but Ticket Not Booked […]

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IRCTC ‘Rail Madad’ App: Passengers must know before boarding train!

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In line with digital initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways has for the first time completely digitized the Complaint management system. Minister of Railways & Coal Piyush Goyal, today launched a new App “Rail Madad” – An App to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal. RPGRAMS (Railway Passenger Grievance Redressal […]

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Railway issues 10 new rules & features for passengers from July 1

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid so much confusion in the minds of railway passengers already, the Indian Railways has come up with some new changes and facilities that is likely to get implemented from July 1. With many changes in the recent times, ten more features and rules have been issued that may or may not benefit […]