Previously no facilities were available to check the availability in a train from home, people used to go to the stations to the status of their ticket. When internet had not come in Indian, only counter booking in available in Indian railways. At that time, it was very difficult to book the ticket, cancel the ticket or to know the status of the ticket. Because of lack of bookings facilities, people have to wait in a long queue to check the seat availability in the train. But now, after the evaluation of the internet, all these tasks have become easy. Now people can book their railways tickets, cancel their tickets or even check the availability of the seats through IRCTC online website. IRCTC introduced this website so that Indian railways passenger can do all the ticket related task with the help of this website. It is very easy to use this website only you need an internet connection and laptop. In this article, we will tell you how to check seat availability in train through IRCTC web portal
There are a number of websites through which you can check the availability of seat in train and also book railways ticket according to your needs. But it is advisable to use official website of IRCTC for ticket booking and other ticket related task because all the details are clearly mentioned there. To check the IRCTC seat availability in train through IRCTC official website follow following steps:
1 Visit official page of IRCTC i.e https://www.irctc.co.in
2 If you have an existing account in IRCTC than log in with your User ID and Password otherwise registered in it. (In our previous article, we mentioned step by step procedure to create IRCTC account.)
3 Then enter the train name in which you want to check the seat availability
4 Then enter station code of your origin city for example if you are traveling from Indore that enters INDB because this is a station code of Indore city.
5 Then enter the station code of your destination city, for example, if you want to travel Jabalpur then enter JBP because this is a station code of Jabalpur.
6 Then enter the date of your journey in the given format like Date/month /year.
7 Then select the option of your preferred seat like AC, first AC class, second AC, Third AC sleeper etc.
8 Then select your quota like General Quota, Tatkal quota, House Quota, Premium Tatkal Quota, Foreign Tourist Quota etc.
9 After selecting the quota, click on the seat availability options and check the seat availability in your preferred train.
10 If seats are not available then you will see “Not available”
11 The passenger can also check the availability of train by changing timing and dates of their journey.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation provides you various options for booking railways tickets. It is very easy medium to book railways ticket only you need a proper guidance. We cover almost all the information to check seat availability in a train but still, you found any difficulties than posting your query below, we will soon resolve your problem.