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IRCTC Login, Registration and Online Ticket Booking


Explaination of important options on IRCTC Login Page
IRCTC Login Page
Login and account registration section is provided directly on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website home page. It is very simple process Just open www.irctc.co.in and enter your username and password and click the Login button. If you are facing problem to log in then check how to troubleshoot IRCTC Login problem. And if you don’t have an IRCTC account and the new to online ticket booking system then follow the instructions provided here and start booking a ticket online from your home, office or any place where you have access to the internet. The Complete account setup process can be explained set by step as following.
  1. IRCTC account Registration
  2. Login IRCTC Page
  3. IRCTC ticket booking
    • E-Ticket booking
    • I-Ticket booking
    • Tatkal Ticket booking
  4. IRCTC Ticket cancellation
Also if, online ticket booking is a new experience for you then following is very helpful.
  1. How to Check PNR status
  2. How to Spot Your Train
Now let us discuss these stages to set up an online ticket booking IRCTC account, one by one in detail.

IRCTC account Registration

First of all, you need an account to start booking tickets because to book tickets, IRCTC needs to authenticate you and manage your details. It helps IRCTC to provide the details like ticket booking history, details about plan your journey, refunds for cancel tickets etc on your request. Therefore an IRCTC account is required. To create a new account you need an email id, mobile number, unique user id and a secured password. You can think of a unique user id and a secured password during the IRCTC account registration process. To create an account click this link www.irctc.co.in and click on Register button provided below the Log in button on the Login page. Follow the step by step detailed process for IRCTC account registration. Once you successfully create IRCTC account, you can log in to the website and book tickets online.

IRCTC Ticket booking process

You can book E-ticket, I-Ticket and Tatkal ticket with your online account. The difference between these three types of tickets is that when you book a ticket online an E-ticket is not sent to your address but provided on your email and mobile. An I-ticket booking requires your address at which it can be sent to you, the Indian Railways send I-tickets at the address you provides through a standard courier service. The Tatkal tickets are booked on urgent requirement basis one day before the train’s departure. You have to pay extra ticket booking charges for Tatkal ticket booking.
  1. E-Ticket booking: Follow the steps to book E-Ticket.
  2. I-Ticket booking: Follow the steps to book I-Ticket.
  3. Tatkal Ticket booking: Follow the steps to book Tatkal Ticket.
Once you successfully book a ticket, you can take a printout of it. An e-ticket is sent to your mobile through SMS and a printout is not required. You can show E-ticket message that you received in your mobile phone from IRCTC and a valid ID-Card during your journey.

IRCTC Ticket Cancellation process

Even you have the option to cancel your tickets online. You can cancel only those tickets which you have booked through your account. Tickets booked through the counter window are not allowed to be canceled through your account.
  1. E-Ticket cancellation: Follow the steps to cancel E-Ticket.
  2. I-Ticket cancellation: Follow the steps to cancel I-Ticket.
On railway ticket cancellation the refund will be processed as per the guidelines, after deducting the train ticket cancellation charges. Once your ticket is booked, then knowing how to check PNR status and how to spot your train is an advantage for you.

How to check PNR status

Through PNR number you can check your reservation status if you were failed to book a confirmed ticket. What is PNR, where to check it, Tips to check PNR status and more useful information is provided at PNR status check.

How to spot your train

You can even spot your train’s location and plan your railway station visit accordingly. It is very helpful for the passengers and relatives of passengers. The more information about detailed tips to spot your train. Once you have your account and understands the complete Login process. You can book tickets from the comfort of your home. One more bonus for you is you can use IRCTC Login mobile application to access your account for ticket booking. It is said that ticket booking through IRCTC mobile application is faster. Check tips to log in IRCTC mobile app and mobile ticket booking process.

IRCTC Price List For Indian Railway Food Rate | IRCTC Latest Food Menu Rates

IRCTC Price list was recently issued by IRCTC for the food served on Indian railway stations and trains. The food rates in the latest food menu rate list are very nominal as compared to it is being charged to the passengers.

IRCTC e-Catering | Book Food and get it Delivered on your Seat

What is IRCTC e-catering?

With IRCTC e-Catering you can book food which gets delivered on your seat or berth. You can also order pizza, burger, to your train seat. At present, the e-catering service is available at more than 350 Railway stations. This facility can be availed by passengers of all trains (including Rajdhani/Shatabdi etc) originating, stopping, terminating at any stations where services are available. Even the passengers with waitlisted ticket can book meal through e-catering on phone & SMS. However, the delivery will only be done when passenger's waitlisted ticket is confirmed at the time of chart preparation.

IRCTC to Enable Buy Now Pay Later Feature

IRCTC recently had provided "Pay on Delivery" payment option to its users and now soon it going to provide a new payment option "Buy now and Pay Later". While ticket booking soon user will be able to select this option to book a ticket but making payment later. It will make the railway ticket booking much faster because you don't have to go through the payment process. The new IRCTC feature is being enabled in partnership with ePaylater.

Tejas Express Fare | Booking started between Mumbai to Goa route

Tejas Express Fare To Cost 20% More Than Shatabdi. The Executive Class fare for Tejas Express service has been fixed at Rs. 2,540 without food and Rs. 2,940 with food. And, the Chair Car fare will be Rs. 1,850 with food and Rs. 1,220 without food. Whereas, the Shatabdi fares are Rs. 2,390 for the Executive Class and Rs. 1,185 for the Chair Car including food.

BHARATQR Code as Payment Option on IRCTC Website

BharatQR code payment method is expected to go live on the IRCTC website within a month. It is a major revolutionary step because of interoperability. There will be one common QR code platform whether the payment is through MasterCard, Visa or RuPay. This will result in making payment experience much simpler and easier for consumers.


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