Saturday, 21 July 2018

IRCTC Next Generation Login and Ticket Booking

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IRCTC Next Generation Login and Ticket Booking

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), is best known for changing the railway ticketing booking procedure in India. It is an internet based website and mobile application which helps the users to book e-tickets, check PNR Status and Live Train Status. IRCTC recently revamped its official webpage, and the new IRCTC next generation comes with the easy online ticket booking process as well as some additional features also, and it was launched by member traffic Mohamed Jamshed. One of the best features of the new next gen IRCTC is that now the user doesn't require to login to check train or seat availability or ticket fare.

IRCTC Next Generation Cover

IRCTC Next Generation

Now Indian Railways started moving it's IRCTC account users to new e-ticket booking system. When the user first time sign in or login to NGET account, the system shows a message saying 'Dear Customer, You have been effectively moved to Next Generation e-Ticketing site. To Print/Cancel/FileTDR of your old exchanges done before movement, click "My Transactions" beneath. To book e-tickets, click "Continue For Booking'. After updating the system, new changes can also be seen in 'Booked Ticket History'. There are numerous new elements added to NGET IRCTC account like the trip organizer to book tickets for holiday seasons.

Center for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) is an authorized agency that designs, develop and maintain all Indian Railways related website, application and other tools to make railway e-ticket booking process more efficient.

How to Create NGET IRCTC Account

To check trains on a specific date and class, there is no need to have an account but for booking an online e-ticket, IRCTC account is compulsory. If don't have an NGET account, just follow the simple steps as stated below and you can create an account within a few minutes.

  1. Click on the Register button (Present at the top of the page)
  2. Once you click on it, it will lead to another page called "Individual Registration"
  3. Fill all the details in that page like Personal Details, Residential Details, and Captcha.
  4. Click on "Agree to the terms and conditions" 
  5. Finally, click on "Register" to create a new IRCTC account.

Still confused on creating account, here's a detailed guide - How to Create IRCTC Account Step by Step Procedure

Next Generation IRCTC Login Process

  • First, you need to go to official IRCTC portal
  • Now click on 'Login' option present at the top of the website
  • Enter your valid IRCTC User ID and Password
  • In case you forget your login credentials then click on 'Forgot Password' link and IRCTC will send the password to your registered mobile number and email ID

Yet struggling to retrieve forgotten User ID and Password, here's a quick guide - 4 Simple Methods to Recover IRCTC Account

  • Now enter your correct password and click on 'Login' option
  • Then, you will be redirected into your account

IRCTC Next Generation Customer Care

If you have any issues regarding e-ticket booking, failed transactions etc. You can contact next gen IRCTC customer care support and they help you in resolving the issue as soon as possible. Below is the IRCTC 24 hours toll-free customer care number and you can speak to them in both Hindi and English languages also.

24 Hours Customer Care - 011-39340000, 011-23340000

To know about the complete details regarding support refer to our article - Email Support, Office Address and Customer Support

Top Features of IRCTC Next Generation

  • The next gen IRCTC has a user-friendly layout for modifications of journey details, availability and even fare break up have been provided by Indian Railways. There are different filters helps the user to plan their journey better depending upon their departure and arrival time, class, train, etc.
  • 'Waitlist prediction' feature has been added, this feature predicts the chance of a waitlist or RAC tickets getting confirmed and it will be very beneficial to passengers during holiday seasons when its hard time to book tickets in Indian Railways. 
  • According to Indian Railways "once completion of payment, the details regarding ticket booking will be displayed in a user-friendly manner."
  • With new next-generation IRCTC e-ticketing system, users can check trains and availability of seats without logging in and also the size of the font can be changed throughout the website as per the convenience of the user.
  • Under the 'My Profile' section, users can now manage their payment options by marking as many as 6 banks as preferred banks.
  • While ticket booking, a 'separate card' will be provided for each passenger, so to fill details as per requirements.
  • The new 'Vikalp' feature allows the facility of choosing alternate accommodation in case of waitlist tickets in different trains including specials.
  • The new IRCTC layout lets the users to perform multiple activities through booked history, like the cancellation of tickets, request for SMS, selection of alternative train by making use of vikalp scheme option and even changing the boarding point (if required).
  • Other features include filters on 'My Transactions' where users can check booked tickets based on different factors such as booking date, journey date, upcoming journey and completed journey.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

IRCTC Customer Care Number (Toll-Free), Email Support & Office Address

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IRCTC Customer Care Number (Toll-Free), Email Support & Office Address: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is the most used website for railway ticket booking, and IRCTC is the most convenient way of transport in India. Sometimes while booking tickets or Checking PNR Status we may face problems or else if we want to know details about tourism packages of IRCTC, we need the help of IRCTC Customer Care. So here we are providing you the list of IRCTC customer care numbers, Toll-free numbers, Tourism package an enquiry details and Email ID. So you can get an enquiry about the details of your problems quickly.

IRCTC Customer Care Number, Email Support and Office Address

IRCTC Customer Care Number (Toll-Free) and Email Support

IRCTC 24 Hours Customer Care - 011-39340000, 011-23340000 (Language – Hindi & English)

IRCTC Fax Number - 011-23345400

We can call IRCTC customer care numbers for queries about online tickets, catering and tourist packages. If you can’t reach IRCTC through customer care numbers, then you can mail them at:

For i-Tickets/e-Tickets
For cancellation of e-Tickets, refund and failed transactions
For Mumbai Suburban Season Tickets
For Shubhyatra Users

IRCTC Customer Care Number for City Wise / Zone Wise

Ahmedabad IRCTC Customer Care Number: 079-2530-0000
Bangalore IRCTC Customer Care Number: 080-2530-0000
Hyderabad IRCTC Customer Care Number: 040-2530-0000
Mumbai IRCTC Customer Care Number: 022-2530-0000
Delhi/NCR IRCTC Customer Care Number: 011-3934-0000
Chennai IRCTC Customer Care Number: 044-2530-0000
Chandigarh IRCTC Customer Care Number: 172-2530-0000

IRCTC Tourism Toll-Free Helpline / Customer Care Numbers 

IRCTC Tourism Chennai Helpline Number: 044- 64594959
IRCTC Tourism Kolkata Helpline Number: 033- 22439045
IRCTC Tourism Delhi Helpline Number: 011- 23701100
IRCTC Tourism Mumbai Helpline Number: 022- 22644378
IRCTC Tourism Chennai Helpline Number: 040- 66201263

IRCTC Customer Care SMS Number

IRCTC Helpline: SMS HELP to 139
Train Time Table Enquiry: SMS TIME to 139
Train Seat Accommodation Enquiry: SMS TRAIN to 139
Fare Enquiry: SMS FARE to 139
PNR Enquiry: SMS PNR to 139
Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry: SMS AD to 139

IRCTC SBI Card Users Customer Care Number & Email ID

Within one month from the date of application, SBI Card users who do not receive the card. Kindly call the Railway SBI Card Helpline Number: 0124-39021212, 18001801295 (BSNL / MTNL line users)
SBI Card Feedback Email ID:
If you have any other queries regarding SBI card account, then Email at

IRCTC Office Address

Registered Office / Corporate Office:

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.,
B-148, 11th Floor, Statesman House, Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi 110001.

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Recover Forgotten IRCTC Username & Password (In 4 Ways)
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Thank you for reading the article - IRCTC Customer Care Number (Toll-Free), Email Support & Office Address. If you have any question or queries, let them leave in the comments section below.
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

4 Ways to Recover Forgotten IRCTC Username and Password

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(Updated on 26 July 2018) As we know that is the most visited traveling site in India and it has over 25 million active user's. But sometimes the user may face the issue of forgetting Username and Password of IRCTC, once in their lifetime. Now here's the article in which we go through on How to Reset IRCTC Forgot User ID and Password.

How to Recover IRCTC Forgot User ID and Password

How to Recover Forgotten IRCTC Login ID and Password

Recover IRCTC Forgot Username

Don't worry, if you have forgotten your IRCTC Login ID unless you know your email ID, that you have provided while registering.

Method 1 - Recovering IRCTC Username with Registered Mail ID:

  1. Login to your registered mail account that you gave while registering with IRCTC. 
  2. On the search bar, search for keywords ‘IRCTC’ or ‘ticketadmin.’
  3. Now from the list of results, select the mail that you got confirming your registration from IRCTC. 
  4. The mail would look similar to the following image.
How to Recover Forgotten IRCTC Login ID and Password

Note: If your account is not active for about 6 months or more, than IRCTC officials may disable your account. In such case, next best option will be to register for a new account.

Method 2 - Recovering IRCTC Username through Customer Care:

  1. To recover your user ID when you don’t remember your mail or if have deleted your mail, send a mail to
  2. They will send you ticket code in response to your mail.
  3. You can either call them by customer care number to tell ticket code, or you can mail them mentioning your ticket code.
  4. You’ll receive your user ID within 24 hours of contact. Now, as you have user ID roll up your sleeves to recover your password.

IRCTC Forgot Password Recovery

In this information-loaded world, it's prevalent to forget passwords. Don't worry though, now-a-days every site has a process to recover the password. IRCTC do also have one.

Method 1 - Recovering Forgotten IRCTC Password using Registered Mobile Number:

  1. Visit  IRCTC Login Page.
  2. Click on " Forgot Password" link beside password field. 
  3. Enter your username and captcha. Now hit the "Fetch Details" button to proceed to next step. If you don't remember the username, try the steps mentioned above to recover your user ID.
    "recovering username."
  4. If your user ID is valid and it still exists in IRCTC's Database, then you will be directed to the password recovery page.
  5. As we are at the password recovery page, you need the mobile number which was used while registering with IRCTC for recovering password. Even if you have multiple mobile numbers, there is no need for worry unless the number you registered with IRCTC is active.
  6. Enter OTP which is sent to your registered mobile number. 
  7. Now fill in "New Password," confirm new password by re-entering it in the "Confirm Password" field. To avoid forgetting, use a memorable password.
  8. Finally enter the captcha (if you are unable to find captcha, hit refresh link beside captcha field.) and click submit. Remember that captcha is case-sensitive. 

Method 2 - Recovering Forgotten IRCTC Password through Customer Care Service:

  1. Try to contact customer care. Use it as the last call, if nothing mentioned above works.
  2. You can mail IRCTC at, or you call them on 011-39340000, 011-23340000.

Note: For complete information on customer care, visit IRCTC Customer Care Toll-Free Number, Email Support & Office Address

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Friday, 28 April 2017

IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges 2017 for 3 AC, 2 AC, 1 AC, SL

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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 2017 for 3 AC, 2 AC, 1 AC, SL
IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges 2017 

IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges 2017 for 3 AC, 2 AC, 1 AC, SL

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 up to 4 hours before the schedule departure of the train.

If the departure and chart preparation of the train is less than 4 hours, then No Refund is given on cancellation of confirmed tickets.

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.65 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.

FAQs about IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Charges in 2017 

1. What if I didn't cancel my RAC ticket and not traveled also. Can I get the refund and what will be the cancellation charges ?

>>For RAC tickets 30 Rs. per passenger will be deducted as cancellation charges in IRCTC, if you have filed the refund request. The RAC tickets should be cancelled within 3 hours of train departure and refund request also be made within 3 hours of train departure. If you don't file a refund request, no refund will be provided.

2. Will I get refund on services charges imposed while booking the tickets ?

>>No, you cannot get refund on services charges imposed while booking a IRCTC tickets. As this charges are levied by banks and the payment gateways. So the amount will not be refunded to your account.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Aadhaar Card to be Mandatory for Booking IRCTC Online Tickets

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IRCTC formal announcement on Aadhaar Card as mandatory for booking online tickets.

Aadhaar Card to be Mandatory for booking railway tickets

Since few years it has been a speculating issue on weather Aadhaar Card should be mandatory document for booking online tickets. Officials from IRCTC had made formal announcement regarding this issue stating that Aadhaar card is a must for booking tickets online.

As per Press Trust of India, special software is being developed by Railway Officials. This new software will help passengers in attaching their Aadhaar Card.

What would be the procedure to link Aadhaar Card?

There have been many rumors around internet, that lead everyone to believe that linking Aadhaar Card would be continuous process and one has to link their Aadhaar Card every time they book tickets. Thinking that it might lead to unnecessary delays.

But that was just a rumor after all.

As per Press Trust of India, Aadhaar Card linking is though mandatory is a one time registration. 

Customers just have to link their Aadhaar Card with their IRCTC Account and that's it.

On booking online tickets Aadhaar Card linked to IRCTC Account will also link to tickets booked.

During ticket checking above linked Aadhaar Card would cross checked for authenticity.

This surely reduce the burden.

What is the reason behind linking Aadhaar Card to Rail Tickets?

There has been a lot problems with unauthorized agents. These unauthorized agents would book tickets in advances using offline and online modes. These agents then would contract with the passengers those who are in urgency and would sell them tickets at higher rates, earning a commission for themselves. Also these agent would transfer the blame to IRCTC and Railways officials, as some passengers who brought tickets might think that these agents are getting tickets from officials through some unauthorized ways.

Once the process of linking Aadhaar Cards comes into action all those agents will get flushed away, leading a pathway of genuine transactions.

Officials from Railways has said that " Aadhaar Number will be required for one time registration at IRCTC. This step is aimed at removing touts from registering with fake identities".

Pilot Project for Senior Citizens:

Pilot Project will start from 1st April, which is aimed at providing discount for eligible senior citizens.

Senior Citizens can avail these discounted rates with linking of their Aadhaar Cards. The discount facilities are available both in online and offline mode.

Railways contribution towards ease of buying tickets:

Indian Railways is in motion to install 6000 plus PoS (Point of Sale) machines across all railway bookings counters for cashless ticket bookings, and 1000 automatic ticketing machines.

Aadhaar Card being mandatory helps in achieving authenticity among ticket buyers. It also helps officials in identifying fakers.

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

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Registration/creating or signup of new IRCTC account is really easy. In case you are fresh to online train ticket booking, then you will definitely need an IRCTC account to book seats. You should provide only genuine information while create new account otherwise you are account will be removed and you can maintain only one authorized IRCTC account. Maintain a IRCTC account is incredibly beneficial, it is going to save your time and you can book tickets quickly as per your requirement. Using a IRCTC account, you can check seats availability within a train, cancel your tickets. You can create a new IRCTC account very easily by following steps below.

Registration Of New IRCTC Account

  • Between 7 AM to 11 AM, IRCTC won't allow you to register.
  • Go to , Click on "Sign Up".

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • Now you will find a four sections on IRCTC registration form. These section include 
  1. Account and Personal details, 
  2. Address Details, 
  3. Other Services and 
  4. At last Verification.
  • As you go through the registration form, be careful while filling the form any incorrect data may lead to deactivation of your account. Hence always keep your account updated with correct details and also provide correct details during registration.
  • Most importantly use a valid E-mail ID and mobile number in IRCTC registration form. As your User ID, Password and activation link will be sent to your provided E-mail ID and mobile verification code will be sent to your provided mobile number.
  • Red star marked fields are mandatory to full but you can skip the fields which are not marked with red star.
  • First you need to choose a username for your account, your username should be between 3 - 10 characters. As you put your username on the field, then just click on Check Availability link to check whether the username you choose is available or not. If it is not available, then try another username. And make sure that, choose the username which you can easily remember because you always need it to login to your IRCTC account.
  • Now select a security question and give it answer. In case if you forgot the password, you can recover it by using security question. 
  • Next go through all the personal details and enter them properly.

Personal Details Form While Creating IRCTC Account

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • Now enter your Address details, don't give any fake address as you book I-ticket through IRCTC account they will send the tickets through courier to the address provided. Although you can provide a different address at the time of ticket booking but it will help you to book tatkal tickets faster. If you have provided correct address, you don't need to enter address all time when you book tickets.

Residential Address Details Section In IRCTC Account Sign Up

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • Other services is the last section of IRCTC registration form. This is completely optional and depends upon your interest, as at this section you can subscribe to special offer, commercial, promotions and newsletters through E-mail or SMS on mobile. You can click on No option to unsubscribe.

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • After filling all the sections, enter the verification code as given in the image. If you are unable to  understand the code properly you can use refresh button to get a new code on IRCTC registration.
  • Click on Submit button to complete the IRCTC account registration process. (If you want to clear all the form data and want to enter it again the click on reset button.)

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • After clicking on submit button a pop up will appear, it shows your E-mail ID and mobile number, if the entered email id and mobile number are correct click OK button to proceed further.

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • Now you will be go through Terms and Conditions page, click on Accept button to continue the registration process.
  • A registration completion message will be displayed once after you accept the terms and conditions.
  • Check your E-mail account and mobile, which you have provided while registering for IRCTC account.
  • You will receive your account password to your E-mail. Click on the activation link in your email or log in to IRCTC website.
  • Enter your mobile verification code received through SMS and click on submit button to activate your new account. If you haven't received the mobile verification code, click on first "Click Here" link.

How to Create IRCTC Account | IRCTC Registration

  • To update your registered mobile number if you entered wrong mobile number at the time of registration click on second "Click Here" link.
  • If you received so many messages with different mobile verification codes, use the recent verification code to activate your IRCTC account.
  • When you finally verify your own e-mail account and mobile, your IRCTC new account signing up procedure is actually completed.
  • Now if you want to change the password, you can change it by going through "Change password" link.

Done! Your IRCTC account registration is complete, now you log in to your IRCTC account and book tickets, check availability of trains. Even you can book tatkal tickets through online.
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