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Tag: Irctc

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Railway passengers, Now book coaches & special trains ONLINE! Tap to Read

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Need coaches for a marriage party or a religious tour? Now, it can be done online, according to instructions issued by the railway board. According to a circular by the Railway Board, booking of special trains, coaches, saloons on full tariff rate (FTR) shall now be booked through a “single window booking system” […]

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Holi Special trains announced by Indian Railways! Click to Know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In order to avoid extra rush of passengers during the upcoming festival season, the Indian Railways has announced several Holi special trains. Anticipating heavy rush during the Holi festival, Railways has decided to run more special trains for the convenience of railway passengers. Here’s what you need to know. List of trains during […]

IRCTC Offer: Special train 'Astha' for pilgrims of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 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 to run a special train from Bhubaneswar that will cover all holy places of Western India at a special discount offer. At a presser organised in Bhubaneswar today, the […]

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Railways Bonanza: Avail 50% amount of Tatkal ticket; Tap to Know How

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: About 94 per cent of the rail commuters want the Indian Railways to refund 50 per cent on Tatkal tickets cancelled six hours before the departure of the train, a survey conducted by social engagement platform Local Circles said. According to the survey, which was conducted few months in relation to the amendment […]

IRCTC poster depicting wrong Puri Jagannath temple sparks row

Mumbai: A poster put up by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus depicting a wrong picture of Puri Jagannath shrine has sparked a controversy. According to information, the error in the IRCTC poster was first spotted by Srimandir servitor Shambhu Nath Khuntia during his visit to Mumbai. Khuntia […]

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Now, Aadhaar-verified passengers can book 12 on-line train tickets a month

New Delhi: Indian Railways has increased the monthly cap on tickets booked on the ICRTC portal from six to 12 for Aadhaar-verified passengers, officials said. The move, which came into effect on October 26, is believed to be an innovative way for the railways to encourage passengers to link their Aadhaar numbers to their online […]

Train tickets to get cheaper soon: Know the details!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government is mulling to withdraw the merchant discount rate (MDR) charges which are currently applicable on payments made via debit or credit card for train bookings by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). If the MDR charges are removed, train passengers will have to shell out less for tickets as […]

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No service tax on train e-tickets till March 2018

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Rail travellers can now heave a sigh of relief as the Centre has decided to do away with service tax on train tickets booked online till March 2018. The deadline for tax exemption which was to end on September this year has been extended till March next year. “The Railway Board has decided […]

Food served must carry details of quantity, supplier: RailMin

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it, as the national carrier continues efforts to improve catering services. In a letter addressed to all zonal general managers, the railway board has said that Goyal has asked that […]

Railways allows m-Aadhar as identity proof for travel

New Delhi: The Railway Ministry on Wednesday announced that it has decided to permit m-Aadhar (Aadhar card on mobile app) as one of the prescribed proofs of identity for travel purpose in any reserved class. “m-Aadhar when shown by the passenger on his/her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as proof of identity […]

Buy tatkal tickets now & pay later: IRCTC

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: To further facilitate passengers, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Wednesday announced that passengers can now pay later for their tickets booked under the tatkal quota on its website. Earlier, such service was only available for the general reservations. For tatkal bookings, passengers had to first pay via online payment […]

ED registers FIR against Lalu Prasad, family

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money-laundering case against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife, younger son, and others regarding the upkeep of two IRCTC hotels during his term as Railway Minister, an official said on Thursday. The agency filed the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following registration of […]

IRCTC announces launch of Maharajas' Southern Jewels

Bengaluru: The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) on Friday announced the launch of Southern Jewels, a new tour circuit of Maharajas’ Express. “The luxury tour, aimed at the premium segment, will commence from Trivandrum on July 1 and culminate at Mumbai on July 8,” IRCTC Group General Manager S.S. Jagannathan told reporters. […]

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Railways to provide 'book now pay later' option

New Delhi: Railways have decided to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains, an IRCTC official said on Thursday. According to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd official, soon passengers would be able to buy tickets from the IRCTC website and pay later. IRCTC spokesperson Sandip […]

Pipili appliqué to lend multicolour hues to IRCTC website soon!

Bhubaneswar: The famous appliqué work (chandua in local parlance) of Pipili in Puri district will now find a place on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s website of the Indian Railways for e-marketing. To facilitate national and international market, other art and craft products would also be placed on the website. Union Railway Minister […]