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IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation)

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), which is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, has been set up to take care of all the requirements of tourism and catering services related to train travel in India. The online ticket booking and other services of IRCTC have made train travel journeys easier in the country. Paytm allows you to book your IRCTC train tickets online on the Paytm website and enjoy a hassle-free experience.

Services of IRCTC Train Tickets Online

Paytm offers you a feasible platform to have your IRCTC train tickets booked online. Forget about waiting in long queues at the ticket counters to get your train tickets booked or to make an enquiry. To make things simpler and convenient, the platform acts as a gateway to your IRCTC train ticket bookings.

Paytm makes it easier for you to book train tickets online with a fast and user-friendly train ticket booking system that is aided by IRCTC. You can easily select the ticket quota, source and destination, and book your tickets online at your convenience. Tracking your ticket status and train status are also a couple of features the website provides to enhance your IRCTC train ticket booking experience.

The services offered by IRCTC include:

IRCTC train ticket booking: Train ticket booking services by IRCTC is one of the major developments of the Railway Ministry of India, which is accessible on Paytm platform for your convenience. This ensures that users can now book their train tickets online easily, from the comfort of their homes.

IRCTC live train running status: You can now check the live running status of any train operated by the Indian Railways on the Paytm website. You can spot your IRCTC train, which enables you to plan your train journey better. This feature also helps you assess the estimated arrival time at the next station as well as the arrival time at the destination station.

Check the IRCTC ticket status: You can now check the train’s live running status on Paytm, which helps you get the information on your train ticket’s current PNR status. You can also check whether your tickets are still under waitlisted tickets, have moved to RAC (Reservation-And-Cancellation) or if the tickets have been confirmed.

IRCTC tatkal bookings online: You can also book your tatkal tickets online on Paytm, 30 minutes after the IRCTC tatkal window opens. The tatkal ticket booking window opens only one day prior to the scheduled departure of the train. For AC tickets, the tatkal ticket booking window opens at 10AM and for sleeper coach, the ticket booking window opens at 11AM.

E-catering:This new initiative from IRCTC helps you get restaurant food delivered to your seat. You can select from hundreds of restaurants and varieties of cuisine, and have your food delivered to your seat. Currently, this service is available only in select railway stations such as Mumbai Central (BCT), New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), Chennai Central (MAS), Lucknow (LKO) and Bangalore City Junction (SBC).

IRCTC Tourist Trains & Tour Packages

IRCTC offers the passengers with luxurious trains that provide with unmatched amenities, ensuring that the passengers enjoy world class hospitality and services. These trains include Palace on Wheels and Maharajas’ Express. Some of the special routes that IRCTC covers to give the passengers a perfect holiday experience include The Deccan Odyssey and Heritage on Wheels.

FAQs on IRCTC Train Ticket Bookings

Q. What is the maximum number of passengers allowed per train ticket?

A: 6 passengers are allowed per ticket for General tickets and 4 passengers are allowed per Tatkal ticket booking.

Q. What is the maximum time limit up to which train tickets can be booked?

A: Train tickets can be booked up to chart preparation.

Q. Can I change the passenger name after the ticket is booked?

A: No change in name is possible when you book your tickets using the website. However, the ticket counters would be able to help you out as per the Railway rules on ticket booking.

Q. Can I change the boarding point after booking train tickets?

A: Yes, you can change the boarding point on the website after the train tickets are booked.

Q. Is ID proof required to book IRCTC train tickets?

A: No, you don’t need ID proof while booking tickets. However, the ID proof is to be carried during the journey.

Q. Can cancellation of IRCTC train tickets be done across ticket counters?

A: No, the tickets cannot be cancelled across ticket counters.

Q. Can I book concession tickets?

A: Yes, concession tickets like Senior Citizen Concessions, Journalist Concessions & Divyaang Concessions are allowed.

Q. What are the different classes of train travel and their codes?

A: The different types of class of train travel are First Class AC (IA), AC 2-Tier Sleeper (2A), First Class (FC), AC 3-Tier (3A), AC Chair Car (CC), Sleeper Class (SL) and Second Sitting (2S).

Q. What are the different ticket booking quotas that are available while booking train tickets?

A: The different quotas available for train ticket bookings are General (GN), Tatkal, Ladies (LD) and Senior Citizens quota.

Q. How can I prepone/postpone a booked ticket?

A: To prepone or postpone your booked ticket, the only way is to cancel the booked ticket and book a fresh train ticket.

Q. Can I get partial cancellation done on the booked tickets?

A: Yes, partial cancellation of tickets is possible on IRCTC train ticket bookings.

Q. How many train tickets can a user book in a month?

A: A user can book 6 tickets in a month. However, if the user’s ID is Aadhar verified and with one passenger having an Aadhar verified account, he/she can book 12 tickets in a month.

Q. When is the Quick Book Feature available to book train tickets?

A: The Quick Book Feature is available on the website from 8.00 am to 12 pm.

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