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Indian Railways launches OTP based refund system

Indian Railways introduces a new OTP based refund system for tickets booked through authorised railway ticketing agents. This is aimed to bring in a transparent and customer-friendly refund system for reserved e-tickets which are cancelled or which are fully waitlisted dropped tickets. This new system will be implemented by Indian Railways PSU, Indian Railway Catering […]

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IRCTC offers package tour to Thenmala and Courtallam

The subsidiary of the Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be offering a rail tour package from Chennai to Thenmala and Courtallam. Thenmala is an eco-tourism retreat while Courtallam is the ‘Spa of South India.’  The package includes a return journey in SL for the standard package and 3AC for comfort […]

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Great Rail Journeys by SOTC offers fixed departure rail holiday tours

SOTC has introduced Great Rail Journeys, the itineraries of which have been created in collaboration with “Great Rail Journeys,” UK’s leading operator with over 40 years of experience in arranging holidays by rail. The packages offer personalised travel through fully ushered rail tours that provide authentic experiences delivered with complete seamlessness. Each itinerary involves travel […]

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Indian Railways to expand its reach to Bangladesh

A senior spokesperson from Indian Ministry of Railways has informed that the new Kolkata-Khulna service is likely to commence during Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s state visit to India in January 2017. The 155 km line between Kolkata and Bangladesh’s third largest city already handles freight traffic, but it will now carry passenger trains. This […]

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Aadhaar-based rail reservations become mandatory for senior citizens from April 2017 

Reservation of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) cards on a mandatory basis for both counter and e-tickets from April 1, 2017. However, such a requirement will be optional during January to March 2017. The Railway Ministry has decided to implement an Aadhaar-based ticketing system for […]

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Indian Railways adds mobile charging points on trains

Indian Railways has accelerated the roll-out of power sockets on its trains, in order to allow passengers to charge up their mobile devices. According to reports, the number of charging points per carriage would be more-than-doubled, to cater for rising demand from passengers. So far, 7,977 sleeper coaches and 4,634 general coaches have been equipped […]

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Indian Railways ties up with OYO Rooms to provide online hotel bookings

Indian rail passengers will now be able to book rooms along with their train tickets following a partnership between the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and OYO Rooms. OYO Rooms will power IRCTC’s new hotel booking page under the new agreement. Passengers will be offered a choice of approximately 45,000 hotel rooms in […]

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Indian Railways providing cold storage facility

Under a pilot project called ‘Kisan Vision Project’, Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited (CRWC) were asked to provide infrastructure to encourage development of facilities for setting up cold storages and temperature-controlled perishable cargo centres as well as developing agro-retail outlets through public private partnership […]

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Indian Railways introduces CCTV in trains

Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been installed, on trial basis, in a few coaches of some of the trains viz Train No 12497/12498 (Shan-e-Punjab Express-03 coaches) in Northern Railway, Train No 12625/12626(Kerala Express), Train No 16179/16180 (Mannai Express), Train No 16713/16714 (Rameswaram Express) (one coach of each train) in Southern Railway. In addition to […]

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Indian Railways to introduce 294 special trains during the Sabarimala season

Southern Railways would introduce 294 special trains and add additional coaches to existing trains to enhance 3,700 berths in an effort to handle surge in pilgrim traffic during the Sabarimala season. This decision was taken at a review meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram by Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways, Government of India, with top […]

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