Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is a popular medium of online ticket booking. They provided different services to book railway ticket easily and comfortable within a seconds. IRCTC got huge popularity as an online reservation system and thousand of people have their account it to book their train tickets.
Previously, it was very hectic work to book railways ticket from railways ticket counter as you always found long queues in front of the window. But now Indian railways department made it easy with the help of IRCTC web portal. It is very easy to access this web portal only you need a good speed of internet and desktop/laptop. More than thirty-five percent of Indian people use either their debit card or internet banking for booking online tickets. Other than debit or credit card, passengers can also make their payments by credit cards or IRCTC E-wallet.Currently, IRCTC is managing about one lakh forty thousand channels and opened the door of many opportunities for employment in Indian railways.
After USA, China, and Russia, India has 4th largest railway network in the world. Railway network covers the most internal villages and remote areas in India and the journey by train are very exciting and pacified.
Indian Railways carry around twenty million passengers and two million tons of cargo daily. Most of the people use IRCTC online website to book their tickets and can get booked railway tickets of preferred destination just from the ease of their home. We all know that is it very hard to get Tatkal ticket as the number of Tatkal tickets are limited but with the help of IRCTC and their features, it becomes easy to book Tatkal ticket from home only. According to the sources, IRCTC was introduced in the year 2002, at that time, IRCTC sells about 1, 99,000 tickets to its passengers. The debit card was the only medium to book railways ticket at that time but now many methods of payment like cards, debit cards, cash cards, E-wallet etc has introduced through which passengers can make payment in IRCTC.
It is feasible for passengers to book train tickets as per the online timetable but there are some limitations in the IRCTC websites. This site is quite slow and at the time festivals, IRCTC site gets down. At that situation, it is very difficult for passengers to book tickets. But over all Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation is an effective proposal of Indian Railways and it offers many services like railway tour packages, hotel bookings, tourist trains and car rentals. Not only this, railway call center provides 24*7 service to their customers and provides information related to train, train time table, Train number and others.
The process of ticket bookings has been made easier by IRCTC and a person can book tickets at a time through valid IRCTC account. To find out the fraudulent of a ticket in the IRCTC, railways department has put many filters to avoid the black booking of tickets.
Indian Railways has divided ticket in two categories such as E-ticket and I-ticket. E-ticket is a ticket which is booked online and I-ticket is a ticket which we booked from the ticket counter at a station.
For E-ticket booking, first, you have to register in IRCTC. If you are not registered in IRCTC website then you can not book E-ticket. You can also book E-ticket with the account of your friends and family members. Here we mentioned step by step procedure to book e-ticket:
1 Login to your existing account of IRCTC by entering correct Username and password
2 Fill the name origin station and destination station
3 Select the date of your journey
4 Select the train in which you want to travel
5 Check the availability
6 Click on Book Now option
7 Enter all the details of passenger
8 Select payment mode
9 Enter your bank name and then click on submit button
For booking of I-ticket, you have to visit railways station. At the ticket counter, ask ticket officer for reservation form and fill all the required information in a form. Submit this form in the ticket window and pay the amount of ticket. Though it is very simple to book I-ticket but sometime you will found long queue in front of the ticket window.
Hope all the above-mentioned information will help you to know more deeply about IRCTC and how simplifying the Online Booking Process. With the help of many tools, E-wallet, and other features it becomes very easy to book online railways tickets.