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Indian Railways to provide e-ticketing service for individuals on IndianRailways.gov.in
05 Jul 2011

The Indian Railways will launch its own e-ticketing service for individual users. The new service will be available on its web portal IndianRailways.gov.in. “Unlike the e-ticketing service of IRCTC, the new service by Indian Railway will have no role of travel agents and commercial organisations. Only individual users will be allowed to book on the portal,” a Railway official was reported saying.

Its launch will be announced after necessary clearance for payment gateway transaction, the official said. The service will be available from 12.30 AM to 11.30 PM. “The project was sanctioned with a view to consolidate all the services and information on a single window interface for public,” the official has said.

Under the new railway e-ticketing service, individual customers would need to register themselves for the first time for availing the services. The registration will be free of charge. A maximum of eight transaction per user ID per month will be allowed in the beginning, the official said, adding, the service charges levied will be Rs 5 per ticket for sleeper class and Rs 10 per ticket for all other classes. IRCTC charges Rs 10 per ticket for sleeper class and Rs 20 per ticket for all other classes. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) had also planned to slash charges on booking e-tickets on IRCTC.co.in.

July 2010 saw IRCTC bar e-ticket agents from getting access to tatkal bookings from 8 am to 9 am. The agents were also barred from accessing the IRCTC website for the first hour on the first day of advance reservation period, which opens 90 days in advance.

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gagan
11 Jul 2011

CRIS'S ONLINE RAIL RAILWAYS RESERVATION SYSTEM(WEB APPS):AN IDIOTIC CREATION BY FOOLISH RAILWAY AUTHORITIES AND THIER SUPERB TALENTED EMPLOYEES.IS THEIR ANY RTI ACTIVIST.PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY THEY HAVE SPENT TO CREATE THIS BULLSHIT.

SANJAYKUMAR JHA
06 Jul 2011

This is a national service and long overdue. To attract and encourage people to use e-ticket, the e-ticket should be discounted by 5 to 10%. RAILWAY (Govt) will THUS HELP save BILLIONS OF MANHOURS EVERY YEAR ( of Indian CITIZENS) LOST in going to booking counters, standing in queues and so on. It would be a greener way, lesser people on road, lesser fuel. less smoke, lesser noise, lesser accidents , dust and so on. THIS SHOULD BE TAKEN UP BY RAILWAY AS A KIND OF THEIR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS NATION.
IT ALSO SAVES LOAD ON RAILWAY STAFF WHO MAN THOSE COUNTERS AND RESULTS IN SAVINGS FOR THE RAILWAY.
Its shameful that they are doing it otherwise for all these years. THINK FOR THE NATION.

Farshid Master
06 Jul 2011

These guys should also launch booking and renewing of monthly/quarterly/half yearly train passes for regular travel. A lot of people would be relieved from the fact of standing in the line to make or renew their train passes.

arup kumar mandal
06 Jul 2011

good job..