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Railways Waives Off Service Charges For Booking Online Tickets

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that it would waive off service charges for E-tickets and I-tickets booked through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) in a bid to encourage cashless transactions from November 23 to December 31, officials said. “Now the passengers won’t have to pay the service charges on booking E-tickets and I-tickets through ... Read More »

IRCTC has not been hacked, PRO rubbishes media reports

IRCTC PRO says they have asked Maharashtra Cyber Cell about details of the so-called hack IRCTC, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, has denied news reports that its data had been hacked. IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta said: “There has been no hacking attempt on the site. A high-level committee has been formed to probe the matter.” Earlier, there were ... Read More »

Railway Tatkal Booking Timings Changed From Today

The timings for booking Tatkal tickets in AC and non-AC classes have been changed with effect from June 15 as the Railways has staggered the schedule to reduce the load on the ticketing website and booking windows. Now, under the revised timings, for AC classes, the reservation under Tatkal scheme will open at 10 a.m. on the previous day of ... Read More »

Rail Budget 2015: In simple words

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2015-16: IR to become prime mover of economy once again Resource Mobilization for higher Investments Decongestion of heavy haul routes and speeding up of trains: emphasis on gauge conversion, doubling, tripling and electrification Project delivery Passenger Amenities Safety Transparency & System Improvement. Railways to continue to be the preferred mode of transport for the masses ... Read More »

AC, first class rail fares may rise from July

Railway passenger fares in all AC classes and first class may rise by 3.6 per cent from July 1 as there are little indications that Finance Ministry would extend service tax exemption to Railways beyond this month. Highly placed sources in the Ministry conceded that the fare hike looks imminent as Railways could ill-afford to absorb the additional burden of ... Read More »

Sleepless night at reservation counters, but no tatkal ticket

NEW DELHI: The tatkal scheme was introduced to help people get train tickets at short notice. But skyscraping demand and a stranglehold of touts have meant that even spending a sleepless night at the reservation counter does not guarantee a confirmed ticket in the morning. People, many with their families, start queuing up outside reservation counters as early as 7pm the previous ... Read More »

Passengers of AC coaches must carry ID proof

Carrying identity cards has been made mandatory for those travelling in air-conditioned train coaches with effect from February 15. The railways has issued a circular to this effect, saying carrying proof of identity has been made compulsory to prevent travelling on transferred tickets, black marketing of tickets and involvement of touts. One member of a group booked under the same ... Read More »