Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Indian Railways and IRCTC

With more than 200,000 freight trains, about 50,000 coaches and 8000 locomotives, railways set of tracks cover the entire length and breadth of India. With more than 7,000 railway stations across the length of the route around than 64,000 kilometers, 1.4 million employers throughout India, and more than 20 million passengers, Indian Railways becomes one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world. It is not only the largest but it is also the most money-making public sector organization in the country! Indian Railways includes Southern Railways, Northern Railway, Western Railways and Eastern Railways, and more. The usefulness and affordability of Indian trains is noteworthy. Trains like Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath Express and Satabdi Express have a proven track record of making the journey easier and more comfortable. Progressively these high speed trains are capturing most of the share of no frills airlines, as they are able to provide speedy, cheap and contented travel compared to the other transport means. 

IRCTC is the body that administers the entire online ticket booking plinth of Indian Railways! IRCTC stands for Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation and its online portal is designed to grant a responsive user interface to book tickets to any destination in India. It also operates exclusive trains to all renowned tourist destinations and offers numerous attention-grabbing tourism packages! 

In the IRCTC login page you will find a login menu which consists of user name and password. If you have registered yourself in the IRCTC website, you can enter the login user name and password or else for fresh registration you have to sign up and register for new IRCTC login. The beta version has additional services such as plan my travel, e-ticket, tatkal booking, cancellation, PNR status enquiry, and more. Passengers can also check their PNR status through SMS via mobile or landline phone. All you should do is send the 10 digit ticket number to 139 as PRN <10 digit PNR number here> via SMS or simply dial 139 from your phone and follow the instructions and get the current PNR status.

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