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  • IRCTC offers free travel insurance for air travellers Jan 09, 2019 05:36 PM IST

    IRCTC offers free travel insurance for air travellers

    This facility will be available for passengers irrespective of the class of tickets and for both domestic and international flights.

  • CCI orders probe against Railways, IRCTC for abusing dominant position Nov 12, 2018 08:38 PM IST

    CCI orders probe against Railways, IRCTC for abusing dominant position

    It was alleged that the two entities round off the actual base fare to the nearest higher multiple of Rs 5 to arrive at the total base fare.

  • IRCTC launches 'AskDisha' chatbot to solve all rail-related queries Oct 14, 2018 08:52 AM IST

    IRCTC launches 'AskDisha' chatbot to solve all rail-related queries

    A chatbot is a special computer programme designed to simulate conversation with users, especially over the internet

  • Court grants bail to Lalu's wife Rabri, son Tejashwi in IRCTC scam case Aug 31, 2018 10:52 AM IST

    Court grants bail to Lalu's wife Rabri, son Tejashwi in IRCTC scam case

    The court granted bail to Rabri and Tejashwi Yadav on a personal bond of Rs lakh and one surety of the like amount.

  • ED files charge sheet against Lalu, Rabri and others in IRCTC hotels PMLA case Aug 24, 2018 02:56 PM IST

    ED files charge sheet against Lalu, Rabri and others in IRCTC hotels PMLA case

    The agency has also named Prasad's son and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, his party colleague PC Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta.

  • National Security Guard to be first central force to opt for e-ticketing instead of railway warrant Jul 05, 2018 11:28 AM IST

    National Security Guard to be first central force to opt for e-ticketing instead of railway warrant

    A railway warrant is a voucher issued for train travel for certain categories such as government employees, security force personnel and retirees at subsidised rates or free of charge, exchangeable for a ticket.

  • Government may not divest stake in IRCTC just yet: Report Jun 12, 2018 03:02 PM IST

    Government may not divest stake in IRCTC just yet: Report

    According to sources, the government is studying a report by an independent agency which has suggested a plan to rework the services that IRCTC offers

  • Railways, IT ministry ink pact to allow bookings via 2.9 lakh CSCs Jun 11, 2018 01:38 PM IST

    Railways, IT ministry ink pact to allow bookings via 2.9 lakh CSCs

    Now all 2.9 lakh CSCs will be connected through technology to facilitate railways ticket booking. At present, around 40,000 CSCs are connected... In the next 8-9 months all CSCs should be able to do ticket booking," Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said after signing of the pact.

  • IRCTC revamps website to include more user-friendly features May 29, 2018 11:02 AM IST

    IRCTC revamps website to include more user-friendly features

    Although the new version of the website can be accessed by users now, it will be formally launched by IRCTC at midnight on Wednesday.

  • Now, Railways to tell you if your ticket stands a chance of being confirmed May 29, 2018 07:42 AM IST

    Now, Railways to tell you if your ticket stands a chance of being confirmed

    Come midnight, when the new, refurbished IRCTC website will go live, it will let the passengers know the probability of confirmation of wait-listed tickets, based on a new algorithm developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).

  • What is VIKALP scheme of Indian Railways? May 22, 2018 07:48 PM IST

    What is VIKALP scheme of Indian Railways?

    Travellers who have been put on the waiting list, irrespective of booking quota or concessions, can choose maximum five alternate trains under this scheme

  • IRCTC to introduce POS devices to check overcharging of food in trains Mar 22, 2018 07:20 AM IST

    IRCTC to introduce POS devices to check overcharging of food in trains

    The POS hand-held devices are being introduced in a phased manner, beginning with 100 such machines getting introduced on 26 trains.

  • IRCTC launches 6-month pilot project with Ola Mar 19, 2018 07:52 PM IST

    IRCTC launches 6-month pilot project with Ola

    The Ola cab facility will provide all the services offered such as Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Ola Auto and Ola Share on the same price available directly on the IRCTC Rail Connect App and website, IRCTC said in a release.

  • Now, book coaches and special trains online: Railway board Feb 17, 2018 01:00 PM IST

    Now, book coaches and special trains online: Railway board

    Mostly special trains or coaches are booked by travel agencies taking tour parties for religious tours, by MNCs taking employees for trips, schools booking for educational tours.

  • Railways to do away with reservation charts on trains on trial basis Feb 16, 2018 06:45 PM IST

    Railways to do away with reservation charts on trains on trial basis

    But physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, the railway ministry said.

  • Indian Railways nod to share profit with tourism dept from 'Golden Chariot'   Feb 09, 2018 09:36 PM IST

    Indian Railways nod to share profit with tourism dept from 'Golden Chariot'  

    With the decision, the KSTDC will not only make revenue from the luxury train but also generate profit for the railways.

  • IRCTC apologises for posting wrong picture of Jagannath temple Jan 17, 2018 06:15 PM IST

    IRCTC apologises for posting wrong picture of Jagannath temple

    The issue was raised by priests of Sri Jagannath Temple after Shambhu Nath Khuntia during his recent visit to Mumbai, found an ISKCON temple photo in place of the 12th-century shrine in Puri.

  • Ticketing scam: Piyush Goyal orders strengthening of cyber security measures Dec 27, 2017 10:25 PM IST

    Ticketing scam: Piyush Goyal orders strengthening of cyber security measures

    The manipulated system allowed agents to book hundreds of tatkal tickets at a single click of the mouse, officials said.

  • IRCTC-Lalu case: ED attaches land in Patna Dec 08, 2017 02:29 PM IST

    IRCTC-Lalu case: ED attaches land in Patna

    Agency sources said the land is allegedly in the name of the family members of Lalu Prasad and a mall was supposed to be constructed here.

  • A wrongly sent SMS to a passenger cost Rs 25,000 to IRCTC Nov 24, 2017 06:28 PM IST

    A wrongly sent SMS to a passenger cost Rs 25,000 to IRCTC

    Railway's ticket booking service was fined by the Consumer Court

  • Aadhaar-verified passengers can now book 12 railway tickets a month online Nov 03, 2017 12:36 PM IST

    Aadhaar-verified passengers can now book 12 railway tickets a month online

    The move, which came into effect on October 26, is believed to be an innovative way for the railways to encourage passengers to link their Aadhar numbers to their online booking accounts on IRCTC.

  • Lalu Yadav appears before CBI for questioning in hotels-for-land scam Oct 05, 2017 12:06 PM IST

    Lalu Yadav appears before CBI for questioning in hotels-for-land scam

    Yadav, who arrived at the headquarters at 11 am, was accompanied by his daughter Misa and did not speak to the media. He was taken to the investigation officer while Misa was asked to wait in the lobby, CBI sources said.

  • IRCTC hotels case: Tejashwi Yadav seeks time to appear before CBI Sep 26, 2017 01:15 PM IST

    IRCTC hotels case: Tejashwi Yadav seeks time to appear before CBI

    Tejashwi, who was summoned to appear today, sent his counsel who submitted the request seeking time to appear before the investigation team, sources in the agency said.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav seeks two weeks time to appear before CBI in graft case Sep 25, 2017 02:20 PM IST

    Lalu Prasad Yadav seeks two weeks time to appear before CBI in graft case

    Yadav, who was summoned by the CBI for the second time to appear before the investigating team, sent his lawyer who submitted the request seeking two weeks time for questioning, the CBI sources said.

  • 'Inconvenience' fee: IRCTC bars several banks from debit card payment gateway Sep 22, 2017 11:31 AM IST

    'Inconvenience' fee: IRCTC bars several banks from debit card payment gateway

    The bankers told The Financial Express that IRCTC asked them to stop the business on the website over their refusal to share the convenience fee for transactions.

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