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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.

Train Reservation: An Easy Way to Travel the County

January 1st, 2011 Comments off

We all know that as per statistics India stands as the 7th largest country in the world. To travel across the breadth and length of the country is difficult. The locations are remote, the terrain is difficult and to add to it the distance covered is long. However; thankfully to the reach of Indian railways this task has become possible.

Indian railways, as we all know are one of the largest in the world. All you need to travel using this complex system of railways is a train ticket. With this in our hand, you can almost conquer the remotest part of India. A couple of decades ago getting a train reservation would mean almost going through a sleepless night, but however now with the advancement of technology this can be gained with the click of the mouse .

Let’s go through the steps of train reservation:-

Train Reservation · For reservation the first task is to get the destination of travel. Then you need to get information on the trains travelling to that place. You can either get it at the booking counter or now the country is net savvy we can use the site www.indianrail.gov.in. This site is the Bible of the Indian railways and contains comprehensive list of the trains, the seats available, the route of the train and the fare charged for various classes of tickets. This site is very user friendly and would get you the necessary information required. This site will give you only the details that you need, to book a tickets there is another railway site www.irctc.co.in.

· To get your tickets booked, all the information that you need is the train that you are travelling in, the number of tickets required, the date on which the travel is expected and the class that you prefer to travel by. The class here would be typically chair car, sleeper class, Second AC and third AC. There are few trains which offer first class services.

· Once all the details are filled in the form given by the railways, all you need to do is present it at the booking counter. For all those trying to access this online one can fill in the same details in the IRCTC website and pay online.

· Depending upon the availability you will be placed in these categories namely Confirmed, RAC (Reservation against cancellation), W/L (waiting list). A unique number will be tagged in your ticket – PNR number and this will be used for any further queries by the passenger. If the tickets are confirmed the passenger can sit back and relax, while if it is an RAC or W/L the passenger may need to check the status before the date of travel.

· Beyond this, if a passenger has some immediate travel plans and there are no tickets available then he can use the Tatkal services. Here all you need to do is book the tickets just two days in advance. These are seats typically reserved for VIPs, army personnel which are then thrown open to public.

With these details one would really say that getting a train reservation has become really easy in India.

Indian Railway Online Reservation, Irctc Online Reservation, Railway Booking Online

June 28th, 2009 Comments off

Indian Railway provides the facility of the online railway reservation where in 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.

Online 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.

Indian Railway Online ReservationSify 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.

E tickets, IRCTC Online Reservation, IRCTC E-Booking

June 1st, 2009 Comments off

E- Tickets and Online Reservation have revolutionized the scenario of the reserving the tickets by Indian Railways Reservation system.  As per the data released in the current fiscal, E-tickets accounted for the giant share of 98 percent of the total train tickets booked online over the internet till October-end.

E tickets and Online Reservation There has been increasing trend of booking the tickets online as more and more commuters are turning to online reservation for booking their tickets.  As per the official released data, there is an increase of unto 133 percent in the number of tickets booked via the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Web site in comparison to the previous year.

E-ticket allows the passengers to book the electronic ticket online and take a printout after the booking is done.  I-ticket (Internet-ticket) facility permits the passengers seeking reservation to book their tickets over the internet, however the printouts are done by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and they delivered these tickets to the passengers by post.

E-tickets facility was launched by the Railways in the year 2005 and since then it has become a huge hit among the passengers. Initially there were apprehensions regarding its usage like its misuse but it has provided a huge relief and comfort for the passengers.  E-tickets are cheaper than I tickets as I tickets need to be delivered home via courier and thus charges includes courier delivery charges.

E tickets and Online Reservation Apart from booking the tickets online, one can also book the waitlisted e-tickets and even change the place of boarding and make other adjustments.  This growing trend towards E-ticket has made the life easier for large number of railway passengers. Reserving the railway tickets has never been so easier before and it has led to giant step forward in improving the services offered by Indian Railways.



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