Indian Railway Reservation System

www.irctc.co.in is the official website of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Limited. The website allows passengers of Indian Railway to book their train tickets online. Aside from that, the website also have links for tourists to book tour packages in India, book some flights, hotels, tourist trains and buses, and many more. But the best feature of www.irctc.co.in is that passengers will be able to book their train tickets in advance and obtain an e-ticket for their travel within India.

All about the IRCTC

IRCTC is the company behind www.irctc.co.in. IRCTC stands for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and is owned by the government of India. The IRCTC caters to the online ticketing operations and tourism of the Indian Railway System. The company also handles the catering on most of the major train companies in India.

The IRCTC is best known for its online booking system. In fact, they are considered as the first ever company that introduced the e-ticketing system. Aside from booking a train ticket through www.irctc.co.in, passengers can also make use of their mobile phone to book their tickets online. Commuters can also book seasonal tickets through the website in advance, so they will not have to go through a long queue during the peak season.

How to Book e-Tickets

Here is a guide on how to book your train tickets at www.irctc.co.in.

• First of all, access the link of the website.
• Register for an account in order to be able to book your ticket. The registration is free for all.
• Once you are registered, log in with your username and password.
• Refer to the “plan my travel” option and choose the route of your travel.
• Click on the e-ticket option and choose the Quota.
• Click on the button that says “Find Trains” and you will be provided with the list of trains for such route you have chosen.
• Make your choice and pay for the e-ticket.
• Print the ticket and present it on the train station at the time of your journey.

Booking e-tickets at www.irctc.co.in is definitely so easy. But take note that the e-ticket that you have booked is non-transferrable and is valid only for the passenger that has the name on the ticket. The passenger is required to present a valid ID during the train journey as this will serve as a proof of identity.