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IRCTC Offer! Mail, Express trains to get saloons for exclusive journey

New Delhi: Aiming to increase earnings, Indian Railways will add a saloon to mail/express trains, if booked by passengers for exclusive travel for reaching destination in comfort by paying a little more. Known as an Inspection Car, a saloon is a specially designed rail coach with two bedrooms, a drawing/dining room, two bathrooms, an attendant’s […]

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Excess luggage in trains: Relief for Railway passengers; know the changes

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Under fire for its proposal to enforce a three-decade-old rule to penalise passengers for carrying excess baggage, the railways has now shelved the plan, saying it was only to generate awareness among travellers. The national transporter had launched a six-day drive from June 1 to check for excess baggage but the decision to […]

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IRCTC: Ticketless travellers beware as Railway plans crackdown from tomorrow

New Delhi: After a drive to catch passengers carting excess baggage, the railways has now decided to go after ticketless travellers from June 8 to June 22, the Railway Board said today. A report on the exercise will have to be submitted by the zones by June 23, a letter issued by the board to […]

Safety in Railways: Women officials to meet commuters with suggestions

Mumbai: Western Railway’s women officials today began interactive sessions with women commuters to seek suggestions to improve safety and security, a senior Railway official said today. The first session was held at Bandra station at 10 am today. These sessions will be conducted over the next five days in major stations comprising Mumbai Central, Bandra, […]

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Indian Railways’ new changes and facilities; All you need to Know

New Delhi: It has been noticed that a news item is in circulation in various social media platforms, WhatsApp Groups, and some websites which mentions that Indian Railways is introducing several changes and new facilities. This news is totally incorrect and baseless. A section of media has also published this news without verifying it from […]

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IRCTC: New scheme for Indian Railways' waiting list passengers; all you need to know

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation has rolled out a new scheme named- VIKALP to provide confirmed berths to wait-listed passengers of all train types and classes in alternate trains. The implementation of the latest scheme is considered to be hugely advantageous for the wait-listed travelers who generally face lot of hassles. Here […]

Alert! Rail bookings, services to remain briefly shut on Friday, Saturday

New Delhi: Rail services on passenger reservation system (PRS), including enquiry on 139 and ticket bookings, will remain unavailable for a period of two and a half hours on Friday and Saturday, the Northern Railway said. The services will remain shut from 11.45 pm on May 18 to 2.15 am on May 19 due to […]

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Great! Now monitor refund status of railway tickets in real-time

New Delhi: Railway passengers can now monitor the refund status of their cancelled tickets in real-time by logging on to a website launched by the Railways Ministry recently. The website ‘refund.indianrail.gov.in’ only requires the Passenger Name Record (PNR) numbers of travellers to reflect their refund status. “This facility is to promote transparency in the system […]

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Indian Railways releases new Guidebook; All You Need To Know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A guidebook, which will serve as a framework document for dealing with the children rescued by the railways, was released by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani in New Delhi Wednesday. The “Guidebook for Creating a Child Friendly and Protective Environment for Children in Contact with Railways”, developed by the National Commission for Protection […]

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Good News! Railways to install 'panic button' in trains for women safety

Lucknow: With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, the North Eastern Railway (NER) has planned to install ‘panic buttons’ in coaches as well as deploy women police personnel on trains during night hours. Since the railways is focusing on “women and child safety” this year, it plans deployment of women police […]

ECoR launches mobile based Unreserved Ticketing System

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a major boost for lakhs of railway commuters, the East Coast Railway today announced new provisions wherein passengers can use smart phones to buy unreserved train tickets. Key Features: ■  PASSENGERS NOW AVAIL UTS TICKETS THROUGH MOBILE FOR TRAIN JOURNEY ■  RAIL COMMUTERS CAN NOW USE A MOBILE APP TO […]

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IRCTC Alert! Over 400 Summer Special Trains to run in June, July

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: With a view to clearing additional rush of passengers and also provide comfortable journey to the commuters during Summer Season, 2018, Ministry of Railways has decided to run over 400 Summer Special Trains towards different destinations of the country. Here’s the list of all the trains. Scroll down to get the details.. VISAKHAPATNAM-KIRANDUL VIA […]

Alert! Indian Railways Announces 452 Summer Special Trains till July

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: In order to clear extra rush of Passengers during the season, the Central Railways has announced to run as many as 452 summer special trains till July, 2018. The details of the trains have been provided below. Train No. 01115/01116 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Gorakhpur will run from April 7, 2018 to June 23 on every […]

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IRCTC Indian Railways' new ticket refund rules; All you need to know

If amount getting debited from customer account and ticket not issued, IRCTC will refund the entire Fare and IRCTC service charges electronically (as credit to the relevant credit /debit card account used for the transaction), but the bank/card transaction charges are likely to be forfeited. IRCTC’s payment reconciliation team works on a 24×7 basis, IRCTC […]

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IRCTC's new Tatkal & Refund Charges; All you need to know

As per announcement made by the Indian Railways, it has been decided to revise Tatkal charges as given below. The Tatkal charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum […]

IRCTC to convert Indian Railways into Airlines' way!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Listening to someone annoyed and disappointed with the catering service of the Indian Railways is nothing new due to the lacuna in proper management and customer services. But the IRCTC has been constantly working on the ways to improve the catering system in the public transporter. In one such attempt by the IRCTC, […]

Now, choose from menu, pay by card on these trains

New Delhi: Passengers on 25 trains can now choose their meals from a pre-loaded menu and pay through credit or debit cards without worrying about being overcharged or having to shell out the exact amount for their food, railway officials have said. The facility, recently put into effect, will cover all zones in a phased […]

IRCTC offers exciting package for Vaishnodevi tour; Get details here

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With the onset of summer holidays, if you are looking for some enjoyment then what better than to kick off a devotional tour to some of the exciting pilgrimage sites across the country. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering 3 nights/4 days tour package to ‘ Mata Vaishnodevi, one of […]

IRCTC’s new service to change train ‘Boarding Station; know details

If your plan has been changed for a particular journey and you need to change the boarding station, you don’t have to get tensed any more as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Indian Railways e-ticketing website online, has come up with a new service for the passengers. Through a tweet, IRCTC recently […]

IRCTC Offer: Indian Railways' 3 Nights & 4 Days tour for pilgrims; Get Details Here

To facilitate pilgrims planning to visit sacred destinations across the country, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with an initiative, Holy Town Tirupati Darshan – An all inclusive tour package from Kacheguda with confirmed Train Tickets, confirmed Darshan of Lord Balaji and other nearby important temples. Scroll Down for the […]

Indian Railways announces 100 Summer Special Trains from May to August

Bhubaneswar/Secunderabad: In order to clear extra rush of Passengers during summer season, the South Central Railway has decided to run as many as 100 special trains between Secunderabad-Raxaul, Secunderabad-Barauni, Secunderabad-Vijayawada, Secunderabad – Guwahati, Secunderabad – Darbhanga, Hyderabad – Raxaul and Kakinada Town-Raichur. Scroll down to see the list of trains and the schedule detailed below. […]

IRCTC's new refund rules for cancellation of tickets; know the detail

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Keeping mindful of latest rights and rules that passengers should be aware of when claiming refund on cancelled tickets is of utmost importance. Below are some of the most basic pointers to note while looking to reclaim your refund money. At present, train tickets can be cancelled across ticket counters, IRCTC website and […]

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Indian Railways’ Rs10 lakh prize money: Submit suggestion and earn

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Indian Railways is providing monetary award to citizens… Yes, you have heard right. Here’s a chance to win; your ideas can make you win Rs 10 lakh from the Railways. Indian Railways, which ferries over 22 million passengers every day, is facing issues in revenue growth over the past four years and to […]

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WARNING: IRCTC warns against ‘unofficial food delivery’ agencies

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon launch ‘Menu On Rail’ app enabling passengers to order food online. As per IRCTC’s tweet, the availability of food through this app will vary according to the category of the train. Food ordered through the ‘Menu on Rail’ app will be available for four […]

IRCTC Tatkal, Non-Tatkal online ticket booking timing, refund & security details

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways has brought in some new rules to strengthen the online ticket reservation system, including the Tatkal booking. Some of the measures taken by the government are: Six tickets (maximum) in a month can be booked from one user ID and it can be extended to 12, if the ID is […]

IRCTC hotel contract case: CBI files charge sheet against Lalu, wife, son

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a charge-sheet against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav, a top Railway Board official, RJD MP P.C. Gupta and others in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities in the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case. A Central Bureau of Investigation […]

Indian Railways has good news for passengers; Tap to find out

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Passengers will now rate cleanliness standards in trains and stations, which will directly impact payment to contractors with low scores, railways have said in a new contract drawn up for such services. Cleanliness in the Railways is usually done through contractors. We are looking at passengers’ rating on cleanliness of stations & trains, […]

Railways' New Summer Special Trains for April, May, June; Check all details Here

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Keeping in view the rush during the summer season, Railways has announced to run a few Summer Special Trains  as per the following programme — Scroll down to see the list of trains.. 03051/03052  Howrah-Jammu Tawi-Howrah  weekly summer special Train: ( 10  trips via Dankuni ) The  03051 Howrah-Jammu Tawi  weekly summer special […]

IRCTC's new rules to improve catering facilities in Railways; All you need to Know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Improvement of catering services is an on-going process. In its endeavour to provide quality and hygienic food to the passengers, a new Catering Policy has been issued on 27th February 2017. As per Catering Policy 2017, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by creating […]

Indian Railways’ New List of Summer Special Trains; Get Details Here

Bhubaneswar: With a view to clearing additional rush of passengers and also provide comfortable journey to the commuters during Summer Season, 2018, Ministry of Railways have decided to run 11 pairs of weekly & bi-weekly Summer Special Trains towards different destinations of the country from East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction by creating a number of […]

IRCTC: Indian Railways' Tatkal ticket booking rules changed; Know the details

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been making several updates over the last few months. Being the biggest and busiest sector in India and keeping in view the requirement of the passengers, the Indian Railways has introduced new rules for online booking of Tatkal tickets. Now, people can travel even […]

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Indian Railways' Summer Special Trains for April, May, June from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the Summer, several Weekly Special trains will now run from tomorrow till the last week of June as per the direction of Indian Railways. The trains will run between Habibganj-Dharwar, Yesvantpur-Pandharpur, Yesvantpur-Jaipur,  Yesvantpur – Ernakulam, Yesvantpur –Visakhapatnam, Kacheguda – Krishnarajapuram and Sambalpur–Banaswadi as detailed […]

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Alert! Indian Railways Announces 42 Special Trains for April, May & June

Bhubaneswar: In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the Summer, as many as 42 Weekly Special trains will now run as per the direction of Indian Railways. The trains will run between Jabalpur – Secunderabad and Kochuveli –Kamakhya as detailed below:- Jabalpur –Secunderabad – Jabalpur weekly special train via Itarsi, Khandwa and Akola […]

Alert! Indian Railways announces 26 Special Trains for April, May

Bhubaneswar: In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the summer, as many as 26 Weekly Superfast Special trains will run as per the direction of Indian Railways. The trains will run between Jabalpur and Tirunelveli as detailed below:- Jabalpur – Tirunelveli – Jabalpur (26 Services): As per sources, Train No. 02194 Jabalpur – […]

IRCTC brings in new catering norms; know detail before boarding train

New Delhi: With increased complaints from passengers about overcharging by vendors, the IRCTC has decided to introduce billing through Point of Sale (POS) devices on-board trains. The POS hand-held devices are being introduced in a phased manner, beginning with 100 such machines getting introduced on 26 trains, an official statement by the Indian Railway Catering […]

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Holi Special: Central & Eastern Railway announce special trains for March

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In order to cater the rush of passengers, Eastern Railways and the Central Railways have announced several Holi special trains for the month. The list of trains announced has been given below. Eastern Railways has arranged one more trip for each of 03041/03042 Howrah-Raxaul-Howrah and 03561/03562 Asansol-Patna-Asansol Holi Special trains. 03041/03042 Howrah-Raxaul-Howrah Holi […]

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ALERT! Avail Railway ticket at cheaper rate now

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Here’s a good news for train passengers. The Indian Railways has come up with some new changes helping lakhs of railway commuters get tickets at a cheaper rate. As per reports, Railways has announced that the train passengers are now exempted from the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR)—MDR will now not be levied on […]

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Railways opts for latest technology; Tap to find out

New Delhi: Stepping up its efforts to prevent train derailments, Indian Railways is opting for the latest technology to reduce its dependence on manual inspections and to improve the track maintenance system of its rail network. Automatic track geometry-cum-video inspection systems, ballast regulating machines, rail grinding machines, automated multifunction track recording cars and ultrasonic flaw […]

Summer Special Trains 2018 announced by Indian Railways! Tap to Know the list of trains

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In order to clear extra rush of passengers during upcoming summer season, the Indian Railways have announced several pairs of Summer Special Trains. Anticipating heavy rush, the Railways have decided to run more Summer Special Trains. The details of the trains have been provided below. 01115/01116 Lokmanya Tilak(T)- Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak (T) Weekly Special […]

Railway to run two special trains between Secunderabad & Santragachi

Bhubaneswar: In order to clear extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway has decided to run two special trains between Secunderabad and Santragachi. The details of the trains have been given below. As per a press release issued by the South Central Railways, Train No. 02513 Secunderabad – Santragachi special train will depart Secunderabadad at […]