Indian Railway Ticket Booking Online
The Indian Railways is the largest rail network in the Asian sub-continent and the fourth biggest across the world. Indian Railways are carrying nearly 22 million travelers and approximately 2 million tons of cargo on day to day basis and is truly the backbone of Indian economy.
In the previous times getting the railway reservation was a task but now owing to the IT revolution, train ticket reservation is a one minute job. The Indian Railway system has undergone a complete transformation as many changes have taken place. The railway system of India has now become technologically advanced. The introduction of the online booking system in 1986 gave a sigh of relief to many people. With the online booking system one can book the tickets easily from the comfort of the home just by a click of the mouse.
In Indian Railways ticket booking online system you can get all the details related to the trains on the website. The time of arrival, departure, date, destination, fare and availability of the seats of the train is all mentioned on the given portal. One can book the Indian Railway ticket according to convenience and affordability. So with the use of these services you can book your tickets without standing in the long queue and can save your time.
There is government as well as private portals available on the internet from where one can get the booking done. The online reservation site of IRCTC is (www.irctc.co.in) one can get the online reservation from here. You can also log on to various private portals if you feel the need. While making the online booking of the tickets the payment is to be made either by the credit card or by debiting the bank account for the particular amount.
The banks are also playing a crucial role as the most renowned State Bank of India provides with a railway card. This card is quite useful in online booking. Other than SBI many more banks are coming up to join hands with IRCTC to smooth the progress of ticket booking for the customers. The Federal Bank also provides with the booking facility as one can get the reservation done simply by debiting the Bank account from any part of the country or abroad. The customers of the Federal bank have benefited the most as their tickets are delivered to them without any extra charge.
Other than the E-tickets, I-tickets are also in use as they are booked a few days before the actual date of journey. This is another convenient way of getting the reservation made within seconds. You can avail these tickets only after filling the required data. I-tickets are directly sent to the address mentioned in the form. Some minimal fees are to be paid by the passenger to avail this service.
Indian Railway online reservation system is yet not being used by a large number of people as we still see long queues at the reservation counters. But, the condition has improved than before as many people make use of this facility.