Book Rail Ticket
With over millions of passengers setting out for railway reservations, train ticket booking is indeed a crucial aspect that the Indian Railway has worked upon over years to render better mobility and instant access to all queries related to the schedules, occupancy, and reservation list along with other reservation facilities. During the past duration booking a train ticket was indeed a strenuous job to undertake which was accompanied by long queues, restricted booking hours, availability issues and other factors. In 1951 the entire system was nationalized as a unit following this around 1987 the railway systems were equipped with mechanized booking arrangements. A significant leap in this direction was witnessed in 1995 when the online reservation information was made readily available to passengers who could check everything from reservation availability to their booking status with just a click.
But now since the IRCTC Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has initiated its services as the supplementary division of Indian railways, a lot has pro changed to supplement for a variety of facilities that go hand in hand with the Indian Railway. The IRCTC undertakes the catering, tourism and online ticketing functions making ticket booking lot easier than it used to be. Official websites nowadays have every bit of information related to schedules, booking availability etc. Bookings can be done through the internet or even by the mobile phones with online transactions from absolutely anywhere.
The websites handling Indian Railway information serve multiple functions which include not just plain reservations but also fares, rules, cancellation, occupancy rates on the regular basis, timings of arrival and departure based on individual trains along with the sequence of rail routes. The inclusion of mobile booking and e-ticketing under IRCTC has rendered flexibility to the common masses that cannot make time to stand in queues for train ticket booking or any other railway enquiry.
Apart from convenience the online system also assures security, adding to this the government has made adequate provisions for travelers who undertake online booking as a premium alternative by facilitating them with railway cards that are commonly available at federal banks, making e ticketing all the more safe and traveler friendly.