Thursday, February 26, 2015

Major Point of Rail Budget 2015-16

1) NO HIKE on Passenger fares
2) No new Trains
3) Developing multilingual portal fro Indian railways
4) Un-reservered Ticket on Smartphones
5) Handheld device to TTE to verifiy ticket and download charts and verify seats
6)Wi-Fi to be provided to B-Category Station
7)SMS -Alerts to passenger in advance about arrival /depature and train status
8)  tickets can now be booked four months or 120 days in advance as compared to the present 60 days
9) 17,000 toilets would be replaced by bio-toilets. “Cleanliness will be our first priority,”
10) Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Mumbai overnight trains.
11) High speed trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad
12) AC coaches in suburban trains in Mumbai.
13) All newly-manufactured coaches will now be Braille-enabled.
14) Will increase quota of lower berths for senor citizens.
15) One can wheelchairs for the disabled, pregnant women and senior citizens online.
16 ) Increase quota of lower berths for senor citizens.
17) Concessional Ticket for disabled will be available Online.
18) As part of 'Digital India' initiative, WiFi services on platforms to be provided.
19) Facility of online booking of wheelchair for senior citizens.
20) Facility of self-operated lockers will be made available at all railway stations.
21) Surveillance cameras on select mainline and ladies' compartments.
22) Entertainment facilities on select Shatabdi Trains.
23)  freedom to passengers to choose their meals, e-catering has been introduced in 108 trains.
24) Toll-free number 182 to be made functional for security complaints.
25) Middle berth will now be reserved for women and senior citizens.

15 Interesting Facts about Indian Railways

1) Largest railway networks with 115,000 Kms of track over a route of 65,000 Kms and 7,500 stations.

2) Indian railways carry more than 25 million passenger everyday ,more than the entire population of Australia

3) The full Track of Indian Railways can circle the equator one-and -a half times

4) with length of 1366.33 m in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the longest platform in the world

5) World highest rail bridge is located in Jammu and Kashmir over Chenab River,Its height is more than Eiffel Tower.

6) Ferry queen is oldest function steam engine in the world has been listed in Guinness Book of World Records.

7) The new Delhi railways is registered in Guinness Book of Records for having the world's largest route interlocking system

8) Indian rail 9th largest commercial employer with 1.4 Million

9) "Venkatanarasimharajuvariipeta" Longest name ammong all station in Indian railways sytem located in Andhra Pradesh.

10) "IB" is shortest station name in Indian railway in Orrisa

11) Howrah-Amritsar Express is having maximum number of stoppage with 115 stoppage

12) Guwahati-Trivandrum Express Trains charted journey time is 65 Hours and 5 minutes,but the average deal on a trip is about 10-12 hours

13) Darjeeling Himalaya railways attained the World Heritage status from UNESCO

14) For more than 50 Year Railways do not have Toilets.

15) Britisher may have given our Railways but first railways track was constructed by two  Indian.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Concessional Train ticket for Physically Handicap using IRCTC

IRCTC has started a pilot project to provide concessional ticket for Physically handicap people. Under this project now differently able people can book ticket with concessional and use their QUOTA online. Handicap passenger need to carry photo identity card issued by railways which is to be produced for On-Board/Off Board verification during verification. Escort Passenger also need to carry photo identity card mention at the time of booking

Currently this is limited to passengers having ID card issued by Northern Railways.To book the ticket under this QUOTA user has to check the check while searching the train.After feteching train list user have option to select the QUOTA for Physically Handicap. Refer Screen shot.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Train Ticket now on Cash on delivery

Now You  can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made.
 cash on delivery (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is for those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those who don't have net-banking facility.
One has to just book the ticket online and payments will be made at the time of delivery of tickets

This facility has been launched on pilot basis and the service will be available in more than 200 cities.Customers can book a ticket 5 days prior to commencement of journey. While Rs 40 will be charged for the delivery of each Sleeper Class ticket, Rs 60 will be charged for an AC class ticket.

Anduril Technologies through their website( and their App - is authorised for providing CoD services