IRCTC Indian Rail Ticket Booking

By on January 21, 2013

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd, well-known as IRCTC provide ticketing booking services and, by good quality of its stretch and contact, it also executes the tourism procedures. IRCTC has been approved as a semi-government duty by the Ministry of Railways so as to work in a public-private corporation. The Indian Railway system is well thought-out to be the largest in the globe; its services are valuable and accepted by the entire populace of the country and every person no issue what their socio-economic background is, they all make use of this system.

In this day and age, the railway ticket booking demand has increased to a great extent and it will always be high. Now IRCTC is regarded as the largest e-commerce gateway all across Asia. Indian Railways provide online reservation services through its subordinate IRCTC to assist the customers in booking their railway tickets. This system of rail ticket booking not only reduces the crow at the window, other than that it too provide the benefits of new and upcoming technology to the consumers by offering ticket booking reservation services in the ease of their home or office.

Initially, IRCTC reservation services were was limited to the bank users, Debit Card and Credit Card users only. A huge segment of the population say nearly 70% had no prescribed right to use the IRCTC service. But now the concept has changed and for IRCTC Indian Rail Ticket Booking, the passengers are asked to enroll themselves at the official website of IRCTC. The official website too makes available online Indian railways facts in relation to the train numbers, seat availability, routes, PNR status and train timetable.

IRCTC has turned out to be extremely popular for accompanying in the era of internet-based railway booking procedures in India, via its official website ( It issues mainly two varieties of tickets i.e. i-tickets and e-tickets. I-tickets are online booked by the preferred passengers, printed and after that delivered to the concerned person who was using the mail services. On the other hand, the e-tickets are issued in non-printed way and therefore the printed has to be taken out by the customer. The IRCTC is promoting users to hold these tickets in their laptops or mobiles rather than taking out the print of these. Moreover, the booking as well as the cancellation of both the E-tickets and I-tickets can be done by using the mobile phones together with SMS and internet facility.

IRCTC is a one-stop solution for travel planning. The passengers who needs to travel at a very short notice or time period can make use of the IRCTC Tatkal tickets booking. Tatkal tickets are accessible on first cum first basis. The availability of tatkal tickets is on every class except First A/c and advance reservation time period is just 24 hours. These tickets are issued only with the photo-ID proofs of the passenger.

However, IRCTC is the premium passenger reservation structure that offers booking facilities of Indian rail tickets.


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