Sunday, January 24, 2021

Now no longer need to carry baggage to Railways Station : Baggage pick and Drop Service by Indian Railways.

 There is good news for those traveling on the train. Railway passengers no longer need to carry baggage from home to railway station. Railways themselves are going to arrange this. This facility will be the first implemented on  East Central Railway (ECR) Patna across the country, from where this service will start.

Indian Railways is planning to do pick up and home delivery of goods from Passenger's home. After implementation of the scheme, any passenger can book their luggage through the Nodal Agency's app or through the railway website. After this, the stress of transporting and bringing goods from the house to the station will be reduced, you will not have to suffer even the pressure of the coolies. The traveler surrounded by the porters feels very trapped. Indian Railways has taken the initiative to remove this pain of passengers

Railways said that with the new decision, passengers traveling by train will get rid of the worry of transporting goods from home or transporting goods from the station to the house, along with the porters will not be worried about the rate. Now the railway will transport your goods from home to berths and other cities. Danapur Railway Division of East Central Railway has approved this new facility.

How will the luggage booking works- Travelers will have the option of booking on the agency's app and website. The app has to be downloaded to Android Mobile. The size, weight and other information of the bag will have to be given. It will be charged accordingly. The fee will be determined according to the distance and weight from the station. The maximum distance for this will be 50 kilometers and the lowest rate will be 125 rupees.

A distance of 10 km and a side charge of minimum 10 kg bag will be Rs 125. There will also be a prescribed fee of the porter to carry the goods to the berth. If there will be more than one (maximum of five) luggage, then the fee for the first luggage will be Rs 125 and for the rest Rs 50-50. The agency will also facilitate the wrapping and sanitization of luggage. With GPS system, you will be able to track your luggage, along with baggage insurance.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Railways to start special Train to move migrant worker who are stranded due to lock down

Railways start Shramik Special Trains to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.‬

‪These special trains will be run from point to point on the request of both the concerned State Governments

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Now Connecting Journey Booking available online :Link PNR number of connecting Journey online

 (IRCTC) website and mobile app have introduced a new feature from  where one can link the PNR numbers of two connecting journeys. This is in cases where people have booked tickets between a pair of stations for which direct trains may not be available on that particular date.
This will help passengers to get a refund if they miss their second train because the first train is delayed. This is similar to how international flights operate, which ensure passengers are given a different flight if the connecting flight on the same airline is delayed.

However, telescopic benefit will not be given to the passenger booking interconnected journey. In Indian Railways, as one travels a longer distance, the price of the journey per km decreases, which is known as telescopic fare.

Take the case of a passenger who has booked a ticket from Pune to Dhanbad in two inter-linked journeys - Pune to Howrah and Howrah to Dhanbad. In case the train from Pune is delayed and arrives after the train to Dhanbad has departed, the passenger will be able to avail a full refund for the latter journey.
This facility is now available on the IRCTC app and website. To use this, one has to click on the menu link on the IRCTC website and click on ‘Trains’. A drop-down menu will show ‘Connecting Journey Booking’.
For booking a connecting journey ticket, one has to first book the first journey ticket.
This can be an e-ticket or a paper ticket bought at the contact. While booking the connecting journey ticket, IRCTC will ask for the PNR number of the first journey ticket, which has to be entered.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Now Indian Railways to display vaccant seat online after charting .

In order to implement transprency in seat reservation after charting ,Indian Railways has started displaying reserved charts online to allow its passengers to see the status of seats while booking a particular train.

The user-friendly interface will give graphical representation of the train coaches and berth-wise accommodation status on <> website. There is option for chart /Vaccany . On click of this button ,it will ask for train number of name . After entering it will display the seat status.
reservation charts will now be available for public viewing on the internet and will facilitate the prospective passengers in getting the information of the vacant berths available in the train after the preparation of the chart.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Windows XP ,Windows server 2003 user will not able to access IRCTC portal

IRCTC website is now migrated to TLS 1.2 which will not be supported by Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating system. Hence user who is having these operating system will not be able to access IRCTC website anymore!

TLS 1.2 is not be supported by Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating system.Such Users may upgrade their operating systems higher than Windows XP/Server 2003 in order to use IRCTC portal.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Missed you connecting Train ,Don't worry you can travel in another train without extra payment.

If the train you are traveling is late for some reason and you missed the onward train connection because of this,you can approach the Station Manager on duty and ask him to issue a late arrival certificate. With this certificate you can seek alternative in other trains going towards your destination subject to seat availability .You need not to pay any extra money. Suppose you have booked Ticket from A to B Station in X train .Another Ticket you have booked from B to C in Y Train . Due to some reason X train got delayed and you Y train from Station B got missed. In that case you can ask Station Master of Station B to issue you a Late Arrival Certificate. This certificate will help you to travel in another train from B to C without payment of any extra charge.

Late arrival certificate is a certificate issued by the station in-charge on request for claiming refund also. If onward journey is missed due to late arrival, the late arrival certificate can be utilized for the alternative arrangements in another train for preference to get accommodation.This is also can be used to claim DA,TA to rounding of to maximum eligibility for so called overstay accusations.

This is nothing new facility by Indian railways but most of people don't know about this facility.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Know about IRCTC system Ticket Booking System Performance Report

We have been many a times booked ticket from IRCTC . But have you even thought how many ticket request the system can handle per minute/sec/day. Ministry has released this information on 19-January, 2016 on PIB

In 2002 Internet ticketing on IRCTC website was started ,at that time it booked only 29 tickets on the first day but now it has  increased to more than 13 lakh tickets booked in a single day

In 2014 ,IRCTC has upgraded the website and named it NGeT that is  Next generation e-ticketing system(NGeT)  was  launched on 28/04/2014 to handle increased ticket booking. The capacity was increased from 2000 tickets in a minute to 7200 tickets in a minute . The capacity of NGeT was further increased to 15000 tickets in a minute in 2015 to book tickets fast and easily. The e-tickets may be booked easily and faster through website and the IRCTC website is able to handle 15000 tickets per minute at present. The concurrent user connections were increased from 40,000 to 1,20,000 in NGeT,  which has further been increased to 3,00,000 . The enquiries in NGeT have also been increased from 1000 per second to 3000 per second. Capacity in NGeT was increased this year

Time taken in Booking of ticket:

The Next Generation e-Ticketing System (NGeT) is able to handle load of 15000 tickets in a minute. Hence 250 tickets can be booked concurrently in a second. At best, an individual user can book his ticket in 35 seconds.. The time taken for ticket booking depends upon the speed of internet at client end, form filling speed of individual and bank response time. At reservation counters, a ticket can be booked in less than 35 seconds.

Ticket Booking Capacity
15000 ticket per minute
Number of Concurrent User Supported
3 Lakh
Number of Enquiries per second

To stop the misuse of website various time checks and Captcha have been implemented as discussed above. With these checks in place, it is not possible to book any Opening Tatkal ticket by any software being sold in the market earlier than 35 seconds. Tables shown below which indicate first 35 seconds bookings and   36th   second to 60th second booking separately at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM for Opening Tatkal at PRS counters vis a vis IRCTC website.