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Book Train Tickets By SMS : No Need of Internet!

IRCTC has launched SMS based railway ticket booking. The process needs no internet connection and the  main charge for the service is the cost of the SMS service, ie Rs.6. As per the requirement, one has to register the mobile number with IRCTC as well as one’s bank. Steps for …

IRCTC Train Ticket Booking : Must Know Rules For Passenegers

Tatkal Ticket Booking Tatkal Advanced Reservation Period (ARP) Booking is not allowed before 10 AM, one day in advance. This means Tatkal e-ticket can booked one day in advance excluding the day of journey from 10.00 am onwards  either from IRCTC or from Indian Railway Reservation Counters (e.g. for a journey on 4rth, bookings would …

RailRadar – Know The Current Location of Trains in Google Map

Railradar! One of the awesome examples of technology advancements in India! The current geographical location of any train is now available on a Google Map. Thanks to the service the RailRadar – a collaboration by Indian Railways in the site trainenquiry.com. National Train Inquiry System – Finding Status of a Train The National Train Inquiry System already allows to …

Indian Railway launches SIMRAN to monitor train movement.

Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation (SIMRAN) is a Rs.100 crore project launched by Indian Railways partnered with IIT-Kanpur. This facilitates the passengers to know the exact position of the running train by just sending a SMS through mobile phones. SIMRAN uses Global Positioning System(GPS) to track the exact position and …

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PNR Status : Railway Ticket Codes and Meaning

PNR Status – Railway Ticket Codes and Meaning :  Abbreviations and symbols in Indian Railway PNR status leaves many passengers confused. For common symbols like RAC which stands for Reservation Against Cancellation – it might be easy. But not for symbols like PQWL –  for everyone. Just decoding the abbreviations won’t …

Documents and ID Cards Required in Train Journey

Online Ticket Booking Under General Quota The ERS/VRM/SMS sent by IRCTC. (ERS – Electronic Reservation Slip which means the Printout of the ticket ; VRM – Virtual Reservation Message which denotes the screenshot of ERS in Laptop, Mobile or Tablets ; SMS – As sent by IRCTC during Ticket Booking) …

Popular Indian Railway Websites

List of  popular websites that provides useful information about Indian railways: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/ https://www.irctc.co.in/ www.indianrail.gov.in/ http://www.trainenquiry.com http://erail.in/ http://indiarailinfo.com/ www.i-n-d-i-a-n.com Also see related posts: PNR Status : Railway Ticket Codes and Meaning Documents and ID Cards Required in Train Journey Train Ticket Reservation Now 120 days before! SMS As Alternative To Paper Train Ticket …

Train Ticket Reservation Now 120 days before!

Book Your Train Tickets 120 Days Before Indian Railways has extended the advanced ticket reservation period from 90 days to 120 days. This means one can plan his journey and book the tickets 120 days (4 months) in advance. This facility would take effect from March 10 2012. As of …

SMS As Alternative To Paper Train Ticket

SMS as a train ticket : To add on to the green intiative of IRCTC, the SMS sent by IRCTC while booking e-ticket would be considered as an ticket reservation proof. This is effective from Feb 01′ 2012. The text message along with a valid id proof servers the purpose. The SMS …

IRCTC Mobile App – Book Train Tickets Using Mobile

IRCTC launches a smarter way to book tickets. Now book your rail ticket -anywhere anytime  through your Mobile Phones – yes, IRCTC Mobile Booking. IRCTC Mobile Website IRCTC brings to you the mobile website https://www.irctc.co.in/mobile and with just a few clicks you can book your tickets using your Mobile Phones. …

Tatkal Booking – Revised

The new revised TATKAL Booking Scheme has come into effect from 21.11.2011. This change is to curb the unscrupulous use of the current scheme says the Railway Ministry. The major changes as follows: 1. The Advance Reservation period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme has been reduced from 2 days as earlier …

Refund On Cancellation Of Tatkal Train Tickets:

Taktal Train Ticket Refunds or Cancellation rules are briefed as below: 1) If you cancel the confirmed tatkal ticket 24 hrs before the scheduled departure of train, A flat refund of 25% of total fare charged on the ticket, excluding Tatkal charges may be granted. As per latest revision (21-11-11), …