Wednesday, 18 May 2016

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IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges 2016 for 3 AC, 2 AC, 1 AC, SL

Sometimes we can’t able to go through your journey and we want to cancel your tickets. As we cancel a ticket, Indian Railway imposes a certain amount, which is either based on a flat rate of IRCTC cancellation charges for train tickets or a percentage of amount deducted from the cost of a ticket as a cancellation charges. The cancellation charges will remain same whether we book your tickets through IRCTC website or any other travelling sites.

IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges 2016 for 3 AC, 2 AC, 1 AC, SL
IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges 2016
One of the great services launched by Indian Railway is cancellation of railway tickets online. IRCTC cancellation charges for train tickets is imposed as a part of IRCTC service charges for the train tickets booked through IRCTC website or any other website connected with IRCTC.

We can only cancel the IRCTC tickets before the chart preparation, the train chart is prepared before the 4 hours of actual time of journey. Tickets cannot be cancelled once the chart is prepared. But when the ticket is not confirmed, we will get the full refund amount of the ticket as per existing rules of service deduction charges.

IRCTC Cancellation Charges for Confirmed e-tickets:


Generally IRCTC cancellation charges for e-tickets depends up on the status of ticket, class of the tickets, date and time of journey, distance of the journey and duration between the cancellation of railway tickets etc.

Standard Cancellation Charges per passenger are applicable for the tickets, which are cancelled within a day (i.e. 24 hours) or more in advance than the date of journey. The following charges are deducted for cancellation of ticket.

IRCTC Cancellation Charges for Second Class Rs. 60
IRCTC Cancellation Charges for Sleeper Class (SL) Rs. 120
IRCTC Cancellation Charges for 3 AC (AC Economy & AC chair car) Rs. 180
IRCTC Cancellation Charges for 2 AC (First Class) Rs. 200
IRCTC Cancellation Charges for First AC (Executive Class) Rs. 240

Cancellation charges for IRCTC ticket cancelled in less than 24 hours of scheduled departure until chart prepared. 25% of the fare subject to the minimum flat rate mentioned in the above clause.


Points To Remember:

A flat rate of 25% is deducted from the total cost of the ticket in addition to minimum cancellation charges for train tickets, if the confirmed ticket is cancelled within 48 hours and upto 12 hours before the schedule departure of the train.

A flat rate of 50% is deducted from the total cost of the ticket in addition to minimum cancellation charges for train tickets, if the confirmed ticket is cancelled within 12 hours and upto 4 hours before the schedule departure of the train.

IRCTC Cancellation Charges for Tatkal Tickets:


Yes. We can cancel tatkal tickets also, but no money is refunded when we cancel the confirmed taktal tickets. The total amount which we paid for booking the tatkal tickets is treated as cancellation charges of e-tickets, for confirmed taktal tickets.


IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges on RAC and Wait-Listed (WL) Tickets:


Wait-List tickets or RAC tickets cancellation charges – No cancellation charges for railway tickets are applicable, if your ticket is not confirmed and is under RAC or Wait-Listed ticket status. But clerk-age charges is deducted from the cost of the ticket and balance amount is refunded to the bank account or credit/debit card.

But what are actually Clerk age charges and when it is imposed ?

Clerk age charges are imposed for the clerical work performed in refund of amount on cancellation of unreserved, RAC and Wait-Listed tickets. The amount of clerk age charges are as follows.

Clerk age charges for all classes except second class Rs.60 per passenger
Clerk age charges for second class, unreserved tickets Rs.30 per passenger

IRCTC Cancellation Charges on I-tickets:


Even though we can book I-tickets on online, but they can’t be cancelled online. If we want to cancel an I-ticket then we should visit a computerised reservation centre printed copy of the ticket. The refund amount will be transferred to the respective bank account or credit/debit card from which the payment is made to book the tickets, after deducting the cancellation charges. No cash refund is provided to the customer at the reservation centre.
I-tickets can be cancelled at the reservation centre before 4 days (i.e. 72 hours) of scheduled departure of the train. We can’t cancel I-tickets between 72 hours and scheduled departure, even when the ticket is confirmed.
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Saturday, 12 March 2016

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This Summer IRCTC Offers Eight Tour Packages

This summer IRCTC offers eight tour packages
IRCTC Offers Eight New Tour Packages

Jammu, Gulmarg, Shimla, Darjeeling, Gangtok figure in the list of destinations. A visit to Mata Vaishno Devi mandir, one of the most popular shrines in the country, forms part of a few packages.

IRCTC offers eight tour packages this summer


Eight tour packages to various, popular cool climes of north and north-eastern India are on offer this summer from the South Central Zone of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC).

The ever enticing, sought after, picturesque Jammu, Gulmarg, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Darjeeling and Gangtok figure in the list of tourist destinations covered under different packages. A visit to Mata Vaishno Devi mandir, one of the most popular shrines in the country, forms part of a few packages.

The duration range from 5-nights/6-days to 8 night/9 days. Per person tariff is upwards of Rs.10,000 -- with that of ‘Discover Amazing Kashmir’ Srinagar-Gulmarg-Pahalgam-Sonmarg-Srinagar 5 nights/6 days package cheapest at Rs.10,910. The ‘North East Delights’ New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra-Darjeeling-Pelling-Gangtok-Kalimpong-New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra 6 nights/7 days package, with a tariff of Rs.20,217, is the costliest of the lot.

Giving details, IRCTC SCZ Deputy General Manager (Catering and Tourism) N. Sanjeevaiah highlighted the benefits of patronising the government of India enterprise. Tour packages, an official release said, are available for government employees desirous of availing themselves of leave travel concession (LTC). A package to Guwahati-Shillong will be launched soon.

Tourists, however, need to make their own to and fro travel arrangements from their place of stay to the pick-up point of the package and in the return direction as well. IRCTC would help in getting confirmed onward and return train reservations.

On the package inclusion, Mr. Sanjeevaiah said pick-up and drop from airports, 3-star hotel accommodation, road transportation, off-board food service, driver-cum-guide service, travel insurance figure are among those included.

Also, IRCTC SCZ offers several tour packages from Secunderabad to popular pilgrim locations, including Tirupati and Shirdi, he said, adding facilitating darshan is part of the Tirupati package.

(Source: thehindu.com)
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Saturday, 20 February 2016

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You Can Book e-tickets on IRCTC Only 6 Times a Month From Today

You Can Book e-tickets on IRCTC Only 6 Times a Month From Today
You Can Book e-tickets on IRCTC Only 6 Times a Month From Today 

From now onwards IRCTC going to allow a maximum of 6 e-tickets to booked every month instead of the cap of ten from Monday.

Previously, one could book tickets on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website 10 times a month but from Monday, it will be reduced to six times, according to an official.
It is done due to reduce any possible frauds of online booking facility. As the IRCTC felt that a genuine passenger does not require to book tickets online for more than six times in a month.

According to an analysis of usage of quota of booking 10 tickets in a month, it indicated that 90% of users were booking up to six tickets in a given month and only 10% were booking more than six, he said, adding that it is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities.

Therefore the officials decided that a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month.

IRCTC already added some precaution for the online booking on its website like only two tickets can be booked by a person using his/her user ID in a day for advance reservation booking from 8 AM to 10 AM.


For Tatkal booking from 10 AM to 12 noon, individuals are allowed to book only two tickets per user ID a day. And there won’t be a Quick Book option from 8 AM to 12 noon.

Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 8 am to 12 noon. There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 8 am to 12 noon.

All ticketing agents have been barred from booking tickets from 8 am to 8.30 am for general bookings, from 10 am to 10.30 am and 11 am to 11.30 am for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Now IRCTC provides 25 different varieties of Tea on trains

Now IRCTC provides 25 different varieties of Tea on trains
Now IRCTC provides 25 varieties of Tea

Great news for Tea lovers as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with offer of providing over 25 varieties of tea to rail passengers and it even further customised in over 12,000 ways. As IRCTC launched a mobile app through which passengers can make their orders. The different varieties of tea includes “Desi Chai”, aam papad chai, hari mirch chai, Kulhad chai, adrak tulsi chai and honey ginger lemon.

IRCTC chairman, Arun Kumar Manoch said, “The steaming cup of tea, an inseparable part of any train journey, is going to be tastier and customised in choicest flavours with IRCTC entering into a tie up with leading tea cafe chain Chaayos. Another good news for rail passengers is that we have decided to give 10% cash back offer on e-catering orders of over Rs 300".

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

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IRCTC Offers New Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand Tour Packages

IRCTC Offers New Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand Tour Packages
IRCTC Offers New Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand Tour Packages

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), announces new international tours packages of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in March.

The duration of Malaysia, Singapore tour package is 5 nights and 6 days from March 22 to 27. It will start from Hyderabad on March 21 and passengers return on March 27. The Thailand tour package will be of about 4 nights and 5 days from March 3rd to 7th, leaving from Chennai on March 3 and returning on March 7.


The itinerary of the package is three nights stay in Kuala Lumpur and two nights stay in Singapore.

The Kuala Lumpur trip include city tour covering King’s Palace, National Mosque and Museum, Twin Towers, Parliament House, etc.

The Singapore trip, visiting places includes Lion City (by road), Jurang Bird Park, drive around the city, garden by the bay civic district, Padang, cricket club, Merlion Park, Thian Hock Keng Buddhist temple, Sentosa Island.

The double and triple occupancy rate per person is 80,369, single occupancy is 94,421 and child without bed is 56,671.

For details Contact persons:

  • Hyderabad - 040-277012407, 23800580, 9701360605/ 609/ 647/671/ 701/729.
  • Vijayawada - 08662 572280, 97013 60620.
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Saturday, 9 January 2016

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Steps to Submit an Application at Passport Seva Kendra


Steps to Submit an Application at Passport Seva Kendra
Steps to Submit an Application at Passport Seva Kendra


Steps to Submit an Application at Passport Seva Kendra


Make sure to reach Passport seva Kendra within your appointment time. If you are late then you won’t be allowed to enter PSK. So make sure you arrive in time.

General Check:

At the entry of Passport Seva Kendra the applicant is inspected by the security staff. They will check your appointment letter and you need to show some identity proof. Once you are inspected, you can enter into Passport Seva Kendra [Note: Only applicant can enter into the seva Kendra. Others are not allowed].

They will specify you which counter you should go to. In the counter, your documents are verified and if all the documents are satisfactory, you will be given a token. The token contain a Token Number, which appears at the top of the token. It is used for further sequential processing of application at PSK. You need to wait until your token number is called to go to the next step.

Step A:

You have TV monitors displaying your token numbers and the corresponding counters where you need to enter. In the counter, Citizen Service Executive (CSE) will let you see all the details and confirm that all the details are correct. CSE will take your photograph, fingerprints and will collect the applicable passport services fee (if not paid online). A printout will be given to you for verification and signature, this would be scanned and uploaded in the system.

Step B:

Once the step A is completed, again you need to wait and watch TV monitors to see where your token would be called for step B. At this step, Verification Officer (VO) will again verify all your original documents. If they have any queries regarding to documents, they will ask you to clarify. Else they won’t ask you anything. After completion of verification of all the documents you will proceed to Step C.

Step C:

Again you need wait until your token number is called to proceed to Step C. At this step, Granting Officer (GO) will verify all your documents once again and may ask to provide the originals just for verifying. After completion of everything, you can move towards the final step i.e., is Exit.

Exit:

At this step, You will be given a printed sheet which will contain all your details like Application Number, Your Personal Details etc. Now you will be asked to provide a feedback form and then you can come out of the passport seva Kendra.
So this is the whole process followed in PSK. Make sure to carry all the required original and photocopies of documents.


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Friday, 8 January 2016

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IRCTC Announces New Domestic and International Tour Packages

IRCTC Announces New Domestic and International Tour Packages
IRCTC Announces New Domestic and International Tour Packages

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) as a New year special, launched its new domestic and international tour packages.

The ‘Golden Triangle of Karnataka’ trip is one the India tour package which covers Bengaluru, Mysore and Coorg will start in Kochi on January 14. Three night four day weekend package price starts at Rs. 13,694 / individual.

The ‘Delhi-Agra-Jaipur Golden Triangle’ tour will begin in Kochi on January 23. Prices of this tour package starts at Rs. 30,373 / individual for five night six day package.

Both the packages include confirmed flight ticket for ‘round trip’ in economy class, hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner and AC coach for transfer and sightseeing.

The international tour package is named as “Dazzling-Dubai” which will start at the Cochin International Airport on January 21. The three night four day package includes English-speaking tour guide, entry tickets as per tour itinerary, travel insurance and all taxes apart from the offers of the domestic tour package.

At a press statement issued by the IRCTC regional manager said “Prices of the international package starts at Rs. 41,376 / individual”.

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