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IRCTC reduces optional rail travel insurance premium to one paisa

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | More »

The optional travel insurance scheme for train passengers, a runaway success for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) since its launch in September, is now available at a token price of just one paisa. Enthused by the number of rail travellers opting for the optional travel in...


IRCTC may launch online ‘theft insurance’ for passengers

Indian Railways is likely to introduce theft insurance for travellers, covering robbery and dacoity, and enabling them to claim insurance for baggage, electronic devices and other items. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the government-controlled Indian Railway...

22 September, 2016 | More »


Alleged IRCTC hacking could turn out to be India’s biggest data heist

Social media was abuzz on Thursday over reports that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website had been hacked and apprehensions that personal data of around 10 miIlion customers could have been stolen from the server of India’s biggest e-commerce player, which sees more ...

5 May, 2016 | More »


Google to power free Wi-Fi at 500 railway stations: PM

India will provide free internet access at 500 railway stations with Google’s assistance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a gathering of top Silicon Valley CEOs in the US. “We are expanding our public Wi-Fi hotspots. For example, we want to ensure that free Wi Fi is not only there in airport l...

27 September, 2015 | More »


New Delhi railway station starts offering public Wi-Fi, service free for first 30 minutes

The Indian Railways has rolled out free Wi-Fi facility at New Delhi railway station, one of the busiest stations in the country. The service is being offered as a value-added facility, and will be available to passengers on all 16 platforms at the railway station. The station handles about 300 train...

4 December, 2014 | More »


Indian Railways start rolling out free public wi-fi in select trains

The Indian Railways has rolled out free Wi-Fi internet services today starting with New Delhi- Howrah Rajdhani express train. The announcement of wi-fi in selected train was made during rail budget last month. Mumbai based Techno Sat Comm (India) Private Ltd is providing the technology to Indian Ra...

2 April, 2013 | More »


IRCTC to sell books & electronic items; will it succeed?

At a time when it is finding it hard to manage ever-increasing online booking of train tickets, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to embrace general e-commerce from being an online travel agency (OTA) player. As per the proposal, the IRCTC will sell books, foot...

8 March, 2013 | More »

‘Tatkal’ booking to start at 10 am from July 10; Daily e-ticketing capacity raised to 5 lakh

If you need to travel in a hurry, Tatkal booking is the only option; otherwise, getting a confirmed train ticket may take days, even months. So in a bid to make Tatkal booking more convenient for the masses, reservation of Tatkal tickets will start from 10 am instead of 8 am, from July 10, and [&hel...

4 July, 2012 | More »

Indian Railways launches new-look Trainenquiry.com in beta; What does it offer

Indian Railways have launched a new version of TrainEnquiry.com, the site that features train running information in real time and also displays earlier information. But the new site is still in beta and users can still access the older site. All the information provided on the site is collected by ...

20 June, 2012 | More »


SMS Sent By IRCTC Can Be Used As Train Ticket Now

In a move to make Indian train ticketing and travel even more convenient for the passengers, the ministry of railways has decided to permit Short Messaging Service (SMS) sent by the Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), as an instrument on par with the Electronic Reservation Sl...

6 February, 2012 | More »

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