The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is a platform where travellers can book railway tickets online. It also provides catering services and carries out its functions under the Railway Ministry based on a public-private partnership model. With IRCTC online, one does not have to worry about having to travel to the station in order to book their tickets. One can also get to know about the IRCTC train fare with the help of the online site and adjust accordingly.
Travellers can register on IRCTC for free. However, they are required to submit a valid mobile number and email ID at the time of registration. The registration allows users to get book tickets online through irctc.co.in and information on latest tourism packages provided by IRCTC. One can also get to know their IRCTC train enquiry online with the help of the site.
IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking also offers travellers the option of booking tickets under the tatkal quota. As per the tatkal scheme of IRCTC, passengers can book tickets under the tatkal quota only one day in advance (not including the date of the journey). Also, only four passengers under one IRCTC PNR status can help one to book tickets under the tatkal quota. Another important element is the passenger photo ID and at least one passenger should carry a valid ID during the journey.
IRCTC Login Page
Click here to login on IRCTC Website - https://www.irctc.co.in/
IRCTC online booking & reservation offers a simple and convenient way for passengers to book tickets online. It offers two kinds of tickets i.e. e-ticket and i-ticket. The e-ticket is booked online and the passenger can take the print out while the i-ticket is also booked online but the print out is couriered to the user. One can also get to know about the IRCTC running status enquiry online.
At the time of booking, travellers have to -
The PNR status or Passenger Name Record is a unique ID number for every ticket booked when travelling through Indian Railways. The number is printed on the top left corner of every ticket. To know the status of bookings and cancellations, passengers can log on to the IRCTC website and get details about their bookings using the PNR number. The IRCTC Tatkal service can be used for those who wish to book tickets on an emergency or on a train where they do not have a confirmed ticket.
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