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Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd is a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Railways. Established in 1999, it was wholly owned by the Government of India through the Indian Railways. But since 2019, IRCTC has been listed on the National Stock Exchange, with the government holding majority ownership while the rest is publicly traded. The services provided by IRCTC for the Indian Railways include online ticketing, catering and tourism. IRCTC has made the online booking of train tickets (e-tickets) rather simple through its website Passengers can easily check their PNR and live train status as well. The Tatkal booking system of IRCTC allows passengers to book tickets under short notice and with services like Rolling Deposit Scheme, one can reserve their seat against an advance amount kept with the corporation. Other than online ticketing, IRCTC also looks into catering and tourism services. It has exclusive rights of onboard catering in all trains operated by the Indian Railways. It has introduced e-catering services as well that allows passengers to order food online, which gets delivered to their seats. When it comes to tourism, IRCTC offers both budget-friendly and deluxe tourist packages for people to choose from. One of the popular tourism packages is ‘Bharat Darshan’- a budget-friendly package that covers major tourist destinations of the country. More

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  • IRCTC offers Durga Puja special menu for passengers travelling in eastern region Sep 26, 2022 04:28 PM IST

    IRCTC offers Durga Puja special menu for passengers travelling in eastern region

    The menu will be available in around 70 trains passing through Howrah, Sealdah and Asansol stations in West Bengal and Jasidih Junction in Jharkhand which have IRCTC’s e-catering facility, they said.

  • Tenders invited to build underground tunnel for Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor Sep 24, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Tenders invited to build underground tunnel for Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor

    A 21-km-long tunnel is to be built in Maharashtra for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor, of which seven km will be under the sea.

  • IRCTC launches Navratra special Bharat Gaurav train on Delhi-Katra route Sep 14, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    IRCTC launches Navratra special Bharat Gaurav train on Delhi-Katra route

    The Navratri special train will commence its maiden run from Delhi to Katra on September 30.

  • RailRestro plans to invest $30 million by FY23 to boost logistics infrastructure Aug 28, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    RailRestro plans to invest $30 million by FY23 to boost logistics infrastructure

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) authorised catering partner is engaged in the delivery of restaurant food to passengers directly into trains at railway stations of choice.

  • IRCTC withdraws tender for consultant to monetise its passenger, freight customer data Aug 26, 2022 07:35 PM IST

    IRCTC withdraws tender for consultant to monetise its passenger, freight customer data

    IRCTC has more than 10 crore users, of which 7.5 crore are active users.

  • Safety features of data monetisation tender to be key to IRCTC-CRIS merger discussion: Sources Aug 24, 2022 07:08 PM IST

    Safety features of data monetisation tender to be key to IRCTC-CRIS merger discussion: Sources

    Senior government officials have questioned IRCTC's ability to manage all the information of the Indian Railways.

  • What's the reason behind recent criticism of IRCTC? Aug 23, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    What's the reason behind recent criticism of IRCTC?

  • Passenger data will be encrypted before being shared with consultant: IRCTC officials Aug 23, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    Passenger data will be encrypted before being shared with consultant: IRCTC officials

    The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation's plan to monetise its digital data has raised privacy concerns

  • Parliamentary panel calls IRCTC for briefing on citizens’ data security, privacy Aug 23, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel calls IRCTC for briefing on citizens’ data security, privacy

    The call for the briefing comes days after the Indian railway's ticketing arm floated a tender to monetise the data it holds

  • Passengers can opt out of IRCTC's data monetisation plan: Report Aug 23, 2022 09:05 AM IST

    Passengers can opt out of IRCTC's data monetisation plan: Report

    According to officials aware of the discussions, EY and KPMG have already shown willingness to be appointed as a consultant to IRCTC.

  • Top 10 trading ideas for next 3-4 weeks as caution reigns ahead of weekly expiry Aug 22, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    Top 10 trading ideas for next 3-4 weeks as caution reigns ahead of weekly expiry

    Given the expiry week, there could be volatility with also focus on global cues. If the index fails to sustain Friday's low of 17,710 then we can see further selling pressure, experts said.

  • Your name, address, password, etc. will be shared by IRCTC to monetise passenger data Aug 19, 2022 08:57 PM IST

    Your name, address, password, etc. will be shared by IRCTC to monetise passenger data

    A tender floated by IRCTC also talks about studying ‘behavioural data’ such as flow of passengers, class of journey, frequency of journey, tracking passengers’ travel timings, booking timings, payment mode etc in a bid to monetise it

  • Experts raise data privacy concerns as IRCTC moves to monetize passenger data Aug 19, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Experts raise data privacy concerns as IRCTC moves to monetize passenger data

    The railway-ticketing platform has issued a tender to hire a consultant to assist it in the monetisation process. The company has set a revenue target of Rs 1,000 crore from the process. However, experts sounded cautious.

  • IRCTC gains 5% day after issuing tender to monetise rail ticketing data Aug 18, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    IRCTC gains 5% day after issuing tender to monetise rail ticketing data

    IRCTC is a reservoir of a huge amount of digital data, thanks to its strong monopoly in the railway ticketing space

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  • IRCTC Standalone June 2022 Net Sales at Rs 852.59 crore, up 250.33% Y-o-Y Aug 10, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    IRCTC Standalone June 2022 Net Sales at Rs 852.59 crore, up 250.33% Y-o-Y

  • Central Railway to restore Pragati Express from July 25 with Vistadome coach Jul 19, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    Central Railway to restore Pragati Express from July 25 with Vistadome coach

    The train will run with the Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) rake, including a Vistadome coach, the CR said in a release.

  • Railways removes service charges for food, drinks; tags it on to prices of meals Jul 19, 2022 02:15 PM IST

    Railways removes service charges for food, drinks; tags it on to prices of meals

    But there is a catch — the Rs 50 charge has been added to the prices of snacks, lunches and dinners.

  • Man calls for help after 'hijack' alarm on train, Railways' responds. Exchange goes viral Jul 12, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Man calls for help after 'hijack' alarm on train, Railways' responds. Exchange goes viral

    The tweet, however, had sent several other people in a panic mode.

  • Shatabdi Express passenger pays Rs 70 for cup of tea worth Rs 20. Here’s why Jul 02, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    Shatabdi Express passenger pays Rs 70 for cup of tea worth Rs 20. Here’s why

    An Indian Railways passenger was left fuming after being forced to shell out Rs 70 for a cup of tea worth Rs 20.

  • IRCTC to run India's first tourist train on Ramayana Circuit from June 21 Jun 20, 2022 07:50 PM IST

    IRCTC to run India's first tourist train on Ramayana Circuit from June 21

    The AC tourist train will be operated with the help of a corporate business associate who will be responsible for providing on-board as well off-board services to the passengers, including accommodation, meals and local sight seeing.

  • IRCTC’s Bharat Gaurav will be the first Indian tourist train to cross international border Jun 09, 2022 11:47 AM IST

    IRCTC’s Bharat Gaurav will be the first Indian tourist train to cross international border

    IRCTC's 'Bharat Gaurav' train is all set to become the first tourist train from India to cross the international border into a neighbouring country.

  • Booking up to 24 train tickets a month allowed if IRCTC user ID linked to Aadhaar Jun 06, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Booking up to 24 train tickets a month allowed if IRCTC user ID linked to Aadhaar

    So far, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) allowed people to book six tickets a month if the account is not connected to Aadhar and 12 if it is linked.

  • Indian Railways still struggling to match pre-COVID numbers in average daily passengers Jun 01, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Indian Railways still struggling to match pre-COVID numbers in average daily passengers

    The average railway ticket bookings recorded by IRCTC rose to 15.5-16.5 lakh a day in March and April, but fell to around 12.5 lakh in May, a railway ministry official said, against 13.2 lakh in May 2019, before the pandemic hit.

  • IRCTC – Is this the right train to board as travel and tourism pick up? Jun 01, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    IRCTC – Is this the right train to board as travel and tourism pick up?

    IRCTC, in a way, is a very unique offering. If the government does not tinker with its monopoly position, it deserves a look and investors should add the stock in the event of a meaningful correction

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