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Train Tickets Online: How to Book the Tickets Quickly

January 4th, 2011 Comments off

Online Booking on Indian Railways

One of the surveys conducted recently states that the maximum travel plans that happen in India are generally done through the Indian railways. The railway network in India is the fourth largest in the whole world and is only behind US, Russia and China. The trains reach to even the remotes places in India. Over the last 150 years, railways in India have undergone a massive change, the system has been updated, the services have been bettered but one of the most convenient services to come out of the railways kitty is the Online Reservation. Especially in towns and metros, the long queues has been done away with and people now resort to getting their tickets booked through online reservation system. Let us read in details about the online reservation system of the Indian Railways.

Train Tickets Online Online Reservation, is a relatively a new concept but it has gained momentum in the last decade or so. With internet penetrating through towns, cities of India people across India started indulging in the use of online reservation. One of the biggest advantages is that it is such a time saving activity. After your travel plans has been decided, you can quickly browse through both the sites of Indian Railways namely www.indianrail.gov.in or www.irctc.co.in to get the bookings done. The first site will still take you to irctc to get the bookings done. To book the ticket online is an easy job; all you need to know is the site details, the travel plans and the number of tickets that needs to be booked.

One of the first tasks is to find the train that will take you to your destined location. Once that is done, check for the availability of the tickets, if confirmed tickets are unavailable confirm on the day of travel again. List out the name of people who would be travelling along with you. Once all the necessary things are taken care of you can go ahead and book the tickets. However if you are interested in doing a quick book done using an online reservation site, this is possible. In such a case you should be aware of the Train number and the boarding point station code. Once these details are in your kitty, log in to the IRCTC site. This site would require a onetime registration that needs to be done. Once you are through you can select quick book under the services section.

In Quick book, all you need to mention is the to and from station details, the date on which you plan to travel, the class, the train number, the boarding point, ticket type and the quota. For the train number details, you can get this from the Indianrail site. You can check for availability by clicking on show availability. Once these specifications are filled, type the name of the people travelling, along with their age and berth preferences. Then click on quick book. You will be directed to do the payment using net banking, debit card or credit card facility.

The quick book in IRCTC is the easiest way to get the tickets booked.

Online Booking: Reservation Done Easy for Railways

January 1st, 2011 Comments off

A few decades ago, when the summer used to dawn on average middle class families, the biggest task was to get a holiday tickets done for the vacations. People used to stand in queues to get the tickets booked, and many a times which would mean coming a couple of hours before the reservation counter is thrown open. Gone are those days now, with the introduction of internet, booking tickets to any part of the country has become a relatively easier task.

Prerequisites

There are few things that you need to decide before booking of the tickets namely the destination of travel and the date. Once you have decided on these two things, the search for the train and availability becomes an easier task. To make train ticket booking, Indian railways had come up with their website http://www.indianrail.gov.in/. This will provide you with a comprehensive list of trains, the time taken, the distance covered, the fare and the stations in between the source and the arrival destination.

Signing up

Online Booking: Reservation Done Easy for Railways Once you have decided on the train, the class which you are planning to travel and the date, you need to click on the link internet reservation. This link will direct to another site www.irctc.co.in. This site will help you book your tickets online without any hassles. For someone who is trying to book it online first time, you may need to sign up at this site. This would require details like a username, password and few other personal details. It is always recommended to sign up as this username and password can be used for further bookings as well.

Online Reservation

Once you are through with signing up, you require clicking on “Plan my travel”. Once that is done, you need to specify the station code for the “from” and “to” destination. Station codes are generally available on double clicking the station details. Select the date and the type of ticket. The tickets are i-tickets, e-tickets and Tatkal. The difference between the three is in E-ticket, you get a print out of the ticket from the site itself. In I-ticket, the tickets are delivered at the address mentioned by you. And Tatkal is generally open to the public only two days before the actual journey. Ideally you can book tickets 90 days prior to the journey.

Booking tickets

Once the station, the date and the form of tickets are specified you are directed to another page which gives you the option of the trains and the seats available in each of the trains. Select the train, and click on book ticket. You will be directed to another page where in you will need to specify the names of the people who are planning the travel. Once done you will need to make the payment. Depending upon the current availability, your tickets will be booked. Once booked, all you need is the printout of the ticket and you are ready to travel.

Travelling in India has its own charm and beauty, and when the journey is by train it become all the more enjoyable.

Season Ticket Monthly Booking, Online Booking – Season Ticket Fares

August 13th, 2009 Comments off

Indian Railways also offers the facility of the season tickets and it is provided for the first class (FC) and second (2S) classes of travel. Various types of season tickets available through Internet include Quarterly and monthly season tickets.  Charges for the Quaterly season ticket are applied at 2.7 times of the fare of normal season ticket which is rounded off to the subsequent higher multiple of Rs 5.

Indian Railway Reservation Season TicketCurrently season ticket booking through internet is not applicable for child/student/other concessional tickets. It is permissible only for Adult passengers. One needs to visit the IRCTC website to locate the station codes for various stations. Customer is required to select the source as well as destination stations from the dropdown list provided on webpage. Station names in addition to the station codes are listed in the drop down menu box.

In order to exercise the internet railway reservation facility, one needs to get registered online by completing the personal details and submitting the Registration Form on web site.  One is required to select the Mumbai suburban season ticket facility during the registration process in order to book season tickets via www.irctc.co.in.

No extra charges need to pay for the internet booking of season tickets and service charges for all the classes is Nil. Currently one cannot modify the details of the ticket through this site. Tickets are delivered to the customer by courier at the specified address.  There are limited places where the delivery of season ticket can be made through courier

Railway Reservation TicketOne should book the season tickets two or three calendar days in advance from the date of journey so that they can be delivered in time by the courier. One can track the delivery status of the ticket by submitting the STR No in the place “Track Your Ticket” on the website. In addition to that one can also contact the local courier office using the address / phone numbers provided on website.

Journey Ticket Monthly Booking, Online Booking – Journey Ticket Fares

August 10th, 2009 Comments off

Indian Railways offers the facility of booking Circular Journey Tickets for those passengers who love to go on a sightseeing or pilgrimage at various places. These tickets are primarily meant for providing the flexibility in travel as they are issued for all journeys excluding regular journey which start and finish at the same station.

Journey Tickets Circular journey Tickets can be bought for all the classes of accommodation. They offer the maximum of eight break journeys on these tickets and in addition to that Zonal Railways also provide the standard Circular Journey Tickets that are designed to cover famous tourist destinations.  Each Zonal Railway also provides the details route, fare etc.

There are two options available for the persons who want to avail Circular Journey Ticket. One is to buy the tickets directly which covers the standard routes and other is to inform the Zonal Railways regarding the itihen tickets can be designed to suit one specific reqnerary and tuirement.

There are various benefits of booking a Circular Journey Ticket like getting the tickets at lower rates than regular fare, saving time and saving the inconvenience of booking tickets at each station during journey.

One needs to contact the Divisional Commercial Manager of the concerned station   submit the itinerary and then DCM will calculate the costs of journey and inform the station manager in a prescribed form.  One can buy Circular Journey Tickets by submitting this at the Booking Office of the starting station.

Journey TicketsOne needs to reserve the seats/berths after buying the Circular Journey Tickets at the Railway Reservation office so that the accommodation is reserved for different laps of the journey. Then one will receive the booked journey ticket for the journey.

In case of Senior citizens there is 30% concession on the cost of the Circular Journey Tickets is granted provided they travel the minimum distance of 1000 kms.

Indian Railway Online Reservation – Railway Online Booking

June 9th, 2009 Comments off

Indian Railway provides the facility of the online reservation where in railway reservation seeking passengers can reserve the tickets online over the internet.  Passengers require the computer with internet access as well as mode of online payment to reserve the tickets. This has made life easy and comfortable for the passengers as they can get their reservation done from the comfort of their home. It’s a great relief for those who do not have time to stand in the long queue at the railway counters.

Indian Railway Online ReservationIn order to reserve the tickets online, passengers need to visit the following website of the Indian Railways Online reservation.  http://www.irctc.co.in.   It is hugely popularized website that not only offers the facility for online reservation of tickets but also, provides the plethora of information regarding the railways for the passengers.

Passengers can now enquire the status of a wait listed ticket, enquire about the details of trains like its route, originating and destination stations, its class, its fare in various classes, etc., details regarding the train time table and the availability status live at that particular moment.  One can get all these benefits by using online internet railways reservation website.

Online reservation is regarded as the easiest and trustworthy mode of reserving tickets. All one require is access to a computer with internet connection and should have an online mode of making payment like a debit or a credit card. There is a list of banks cited on the page of IRCTC website.  If passenger has bank account that is listed on railway website then the payment is made instantly using the debit or credit card.

Indian Railway Online ReservationOnline reservation website registers at least a million hits every day. It provides lots of user friendly features.  There are agents available who does the job of reserving the tickets online. If one does not have a access to computer with net connection or online mode of payment like debit card/credit card, then one can approach these agents who will book the ticket by charging nominal fees from the passengers.

Sify Iway cyber cafés provides such facility of reserving the ticket by making cash payment. State Bank of India offers the railway card which is a useful for reserving the tickets. Similar to SBI, Federal Bank and IRCTC have collaborated with each other to offer the service of online railway ticket booking using the Fed Net principle. One can get the tickets delivered for free at home and the reservation charges are debited directly from the Federal Bank Account.

Shubh Yatra is a feature provided to the persons travelling by d AC 2nd Class and above and who uses railway frequently.



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