As per reports, cooked meals on all trains of Indian Railways will be resumed by February 14, 2022. It is pertinent to mention here that the cooked meal service was stopped owing to Covid-19 restrictions since March 2020.
The IRCTC runs the Vande Bharat Express which travels from Delhi to Katra. It will be certified as 'sattvik'.
Shares of IRCTC on Friday tanked nearly 10 per cent in opening trade to Rs 822.40 apiece.
Out of the total 261 Ganapati special trains, the Central Railways will operate 201 trains, 42 trains by Western Railway while the Konkan Rail Corporation Limited (KRCL) will run 18 Ganapati special trains.
In a major development, the Indian Railways has now decided to revamp the booking codes used by passengers to reserve tickets for traveling in various categories of coaches operating in the network.
Passengers can order food on train by simply entering their travel details such as PNR number, Train name or seat/berth number
New Delhi: With a view to give a boost to the tourism industry which has faced its toughest time during the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to run a deluxe AC tourist train for Jyotirlinga and Statue of Unity tour on February 27. The train has […]
Bhubaneswar: Passengers can now book bus tickets without wasting time by visiting counters as they can now do it right from their comfort of their homes. One just has to visit the new bus ticket booking service of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Through IRCTC’s new microsite http://bus.irctc.co.in , passengers will be […]
Gandhinagar: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, will be running four pilgrim special trains from Rajkot in Gujarat in February and March. Rahul Himalayan, the group General Manager of IRCTC Western Zone, said: “All the four trains will commence from and terminate in Rajkot. Two pilgrim special […]
Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways on Thursday warned train passengers to remain alert as cyber fraudsters are targeting people on the pretext of online ticket refunds. In a tweet, the Indian Railways advised its customers, rail users and passengers not to disclose their banking information or any personal details to anybody. The Railways has asked passengers […]
New Delhi: In what could provide a huge relief to millions of passengers, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is likely to resume its e-catering services from next month, a statement from the Railways’ catering arm said on Friday. Reportedly after availing permission from the Railway Ministry, the IRCTC is ready to resume […]
In a good news for train passengers, the Railway has allowed e-catering services at some selected railway stations. The Railway Ministry on Friday said that the resumption of the service will be subjected to compliance of all the COVID-19 guidlines on health and safety matters issued by the Central and state governments and other authorised […]
Bhubaneswar: Providing a once-in-a-while opportunity for the commoners to visit famous religious and tourist destinations in Kerala and Gujarat at very affordable rates, the Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched Special Air Tour Packages – ‘Majestic Kerala with Shree Padmanabhaswamy’ which includes houseboat stay; and visit to famous Dwaraka-Somnath Temple, Jyotirlings and […]
Bhubaneswar: In a gift to train passengers ahead of New Year, the Indian Railways on Thursday launched the upgraded e-ticketing website. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled the new e-ticketing website- www.irctc.co.in and IRCTC Rail Connect Mobile App which are used for booking railway tickets ‘online’. It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian Railways […]
Bhubaneswar: Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has stressed on improving the existing features on the IRCTC e-ticketing web site. Goyal reviewed the upgradation work that is being initiated by the Indian Railways for the E-ticketing system. The Minister sought that E-ticketing web site should provide holistic convenience to the passengers for their train journey. The […]
New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Sunday clarified that it had not sent mails to any particular community, amid reports in a section of media that the government is reaching out to Sikh farmers via emails from the Railways arm. “It may be informed to all that the comments of […]
New Delhi: Availing railway ticket(s) during peak travel seasons looks easy but it isn’t. When chances slip during normal booking of train tickets, travelers pin their hopes on Tatkal ticket-booking. Passengers can book Tatkal tickets a day before the journey; while the time slot for AC class ticket-booking is fixed at 10 am, those seeking […]
Puri: Alleged use of a wrong image of Puri Lord Jagannath Temple in a programme of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has triggered a controversy in Odisha. A police complaint in this regard has been registered at the Singhadwara police station here. Servitor from Chhamu Khuntia nijoga, Sambhunath Khuntia has filed the […]
New Delhi: In a major relief to the passengers planning to travel in the Tejas Express trains, the Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) after almost seven months is all set to restart the operation of the two trains — Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai from October 17. The IRCTC spokesperson in a statement […]
Bhubaneswar: IRCTC and State Bank of India (SBI) recently launched contactless credit card on RuPay Platform. The IRCTC-SBI credit card comes with multiple benefits for all its customers and train travellers. Official sources said, the IRCTC-SBI card offers wide range of rewards for Indian Railway travelers as they can avail savings on their travel. It […]
New Delhi: Emphasising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar India mission, Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday launched the SBI-IRCTC credit card that offers a host of benefits to rail passengers. “We are strongly committed in making Railways ‘Atmanirbhar’ in all the fields with ‘Make in India’ initiatives as envisaged by the Prime Minister. […]
New Delhi: In a bid to provide more convenience to passengers, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the Shramik Special trains will now have three stoppages on its route and the will run with full capacity. The announcement came a day after the Indian Railways announced to run 15 pair of air conditioned trains […]
New Delhi: Indian Railways will forgo around Rs 1,490 crore in revenue as it is refunding the amount towards cancellation of a whopping 94 lakh ticket bookings made by passengers prior to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Top Railways officials told PTI that an amount of Rs 830 […]
New Delhi: Railway subsidiary IRCTC has decided to suspend train ticket booking for its three private trains till April 30, officials said on Tuesday. The bookings for the three trains — the Kashi Mahakal Express on the Varanasi-Indore route, the Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas — were earlier stopped only between March 25 […]
The Indian Railways on Saturday announced to give full refund for all tickets booked for the period from March 21 to April 14. The above announcement was made due to cancellation of all trains for containing the spread of COVID-19 in the period. The big announcement will be in addition to and in continuation to […]
New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21- day lockdown across the county, the Indian Railways on Wednesday announced to extend the suspension of all passenger services till April 14. Freight movement, however, will continue to carry essential commodities across the county. Also Read: Coronavirus Effect: Railways Cancels 168 Trains The […]
New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Indian Railways catering arm IRCTC on Friday said that food plazas, refreshment rooms, Jan Aahars and cell kitchens and the on board catering services in mail and express trains will remain closed until further notice. The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in a circular said that […]
New Delhi: The railway’s catering arm IRCTC will resume services of the luxury train Golden Chariot on March 22 after a gap of a few years, officials said on Friday. IRCTC took over the operation, management and marketing of the special train through a recent agreement with Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), which launched […]
IRCTC Ticket Fraud: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, cautioned its users against fraudulent websites. So, if you are planning to book tickets for any tour package, be alert or you may get duped. The IRCTC portal offering tour packages recently warned against […]
Mumbai: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said on Wednesday that it will pay a compensation of Rs 100 each to around 630 passengers of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express because of a delay. The Express, the second IRCTC-run train which commenced commercial operations from January 19, was delayed for over an hour on […]
One of the common problems that train passengers have is about the charges and refund rules of train ticket cancellation. As passengers often end up getting confused, we have come up with a list of the important points/changes. Here are the following points: For cancellation of unreserved, RAC and waitlisted tickets, the cancellation charges are Rs […]
New Delhi: There is a proposal to outsource commercial and onboard services of a few trains, but no large-scale privatisation plans are underway, the Railway Ministry informed Parliament on Friday. In reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, the ministry said that while private players will be allowed to run trains, the responsibility of […]
New Delhi: In a major development, the Railway Board has decided to hike price of meals on board Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains, resulting in slight hike in their fares, according to a government order. According to the new order, in first class AC and executive class, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to boost the vision of Digital India, three applications for strengthening IT enablement of railways for proper monitoring of projects have been launched. The new applications includes: CRS Sanction Management System: It’s an important aspect in construction, maintenance and up-gradation of railway assets. Under the online application, all works pertaining to […]
Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways is constantly working on improving the infrastructure to provide world class facilities for the passengers. As part of such initiatives, state-of-the-art health checkup machines, popularly called the ‘Health ATM’ kiosks have been installed at several stations across the country. A passenger can undergo a check up of key 10 to 12 […]
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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways has come up with a new and more transparent system for the convenience of those booking train tickets online. The Indian Railways has initiated a more transparent refund system for reserved e-tickets which are cancelled or which are fully waitlisted dropped tickets, the national public transporter informed through a tweet. It […]
Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the heavy rush in trains for Chhat Puja Festival, East Coast Railway has announced special train between Puri and Hatia. This Train will leave Puri station at 1.30 pm on October 30 towards Hatia via Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela. In the return direction, this train will leave […]
The Indian Railways has decided to run Suvidha Special trains as well as Special Train on Special fare between Pune – Jaipur (via Vasai Road) and Pune – Hazrat Nizamuddin, for the convenience of passengers and to clear the extra rush during the festive season of Diwali. According to a press release issued by Ravinder Bhakar, […]
Bhubaneswar: Taking note of rush in trains particularly during Durga puja festivities, Indian Railways has initiated a slew of measures to make the journey of passengers more hassle free. In view of the heavy rush in trains during Durga puja time, Ministry of Railways is running special trains towards different destinations of the country. The […]