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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Process To Use Book Now Pay Later Option In IRCTC

Process To Use Book Now Pay Later Option In IRCTC

Book Now Pay Later

Railways newly introduced  'buy tickets now and pay later' service for any Express trains across in India.According to the IRCTC official, soon passengers would be able to book tickets from the IRCTC website and pay later.

Passengers can book a ticket five days before to the journey date with a service charge of 3.5 percent, and they can pay it in the next 14 days.

IRCTC has associated with a Mumbai-based firm ePayLater to provide this new service in IRCTC. The ePayLater platform allows the user to log out immediately after booking tickets and make payments later.The Indian railway had earlier introduced 'pay on delivery' category for train tickets booked using IRCTC website.
Process:
In order to be applicable for this "Buy Now Pay Later" option, users will have to fill basic details including Aadhaar and PAN card details in IRCTC Account details. After which they will be able to use the feature with a One Time Password (OTP).

Sleeper coach journey without reservation on train

Sleeper coach journey without reservation on train

Sleeper coach journey without reservation

Every time it is not possible to get train reservation tickets. Particularly, in festive and summer seasons. Booking a ticket for the train is hard. Most of the people don't know the difference between online reservation ticket and booking at reservation counter. There are some advantages over the e-ticketing for the reservations at the station. By just following this trick, you will have the journey on any sleeper coach without reservation.

Journey in sleeper coach without Reservation

train counter ticket benefits
  1. Open IRCTC website check trains for your journey route.
  2. Select your convenient train from the listed trains and check for seat availability.
  3. If that has waiting list tickets, then book on online and go to nearest reservation counter.
  4. Take the reservation form and fill the journey details along with train name and number which you prefer.
  5. Submit your form and get waiting list ticket with any number (waiting list size doesn't matter).
  6. As per Indian Railways, online booked waiting list tickets will be canceled once chart got prepared.But counter ticket advantage is it is valid for your sleeper coach journey.Counter ticket can't be canceled anymore.
  7. With this simple trick, you can travel in sleeper coach without any reservation ticket.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Process to Get Duplicate If Lost Counter Reservation Train ticket

Process to Get Duplicate If Lost Counter Reservation Train ticket

Duplicate for Counter Reservation

 HIGHLIGHTS 
  • The passenger can get a duplicate ticket if he/her lost Counter reservation ticket.
  • The ticket should be in either confirmed or RAC status.
  • Duplicate ticket charges will be 25% of ticket fare.

Nowadays everyone is booking train tickets through online only.However, still few people are booking tickets at railway station counters due to lack of knowledge in the online booking process. The main disadvantage with counter reservation ticket (offline ticket) is taking a duplicate ticket if lost/torn original.

Passengers can get duplicate ticket If their Train reservation ticket is torn or lost.However, duplicate ticket will be issued by collecting 25% of the fare amount as penalty.This facility is only available for confirmed /RAC ticket passengers.

Duplicate ticket charges will be the same regardless of chart preparation. No duplicate ticket will be issued for Waitlisted tickets. Besides, the refund is possible on damaged/torn ticket if its genuineness and authenticity are verified by particulars visible on the face of such a ticket.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Reuse Already Registered Mobile Number in IRCTC Account

Reuse Already Registered Mobile Number in IRCTC Account

Registered Mobile Number in IRCTC

IRCTC Mobile number Reuse is a very complicated issue.Why Because you are using a recycled/already registered mobile number. The number was being used by someone else before getting allotted to you, and that user has not updated his/her new number in the IRCTC account.

Contact IRCTC Customer Care Executive
 Once a mobile number registered with IRCTC, even though you call for the deactivation of the registered account, IRCTC database DOES NOT purge the mobile numbers EVER. Hence, the only way suggested is to use a new mobile number which hasn’t been previously registered with any IRCTC account irrespective of its status (active or inactive status).

Update IRCTC Registered Mobile Number
Login to your registered IRCTC account where you want to update mobile number. There you can find change the mobile number option under settings tab.registered a mobile number is a default number for booking, confirmation, and cancellation of your ticket. When you are booking a self or someone else ticket through your account, you can find change mobile number column which shows along with the registered mobile number.This option is available in enable mode to change on require.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Difference Between GNWL and RLWL Tickets in IRCTC

Difference Between GNWL and RLWL Tickets in IRCTC

 Between GNWL and RLWL

Indian railway provides waiting list tickets if seats are not available on any train.There are different waiting list categories in Indian railways.

GNWL (General Waiting List): this is most common waiting list category in IRCTC.GNWL tickets issued to the passenger who gives their boarding station as train starting station or nearest station from origin station.This type of waiting list tickets has more chances to get confirmed.

RLWL (Remote Location Waiting List): If These category tickets issued to the passengers who book a ticket for an intermediate station.If a train is traveling to 1-10 stations, and a passenger booked a ticket to travel between 4-7 station.This category waiting list tickets categorized as RLWL.Because usually, these are the most important cities&stations on that particular route.Confirmations will depend on the cancellations of an already confirmed ticket.There are fewer chances of confirmation.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Why can't I get a seat next to a girl on a train?

Why can't I get a seat next to a girl on a train?

seat next to a girl on a train

IRCTC using very complex and large algorithm to allocates seats to the passengers.The Indian railway main aim is to protect privacy and comfort of their passengers.while booking a train ticket, IRCTC program will check all your details to provide a seat to you.

Seat Allotment for single male (below 21 years old)
It is hard to get a Lower berth for male gender and above 21 years old. But it is pretty easy to get a lower berth for the male who are below age 21.male genders has age cutoff to allocate lower berths. Most of the cases lower berth will be assigned only for ladies and aged persons.

Seat Allotment for Single Female
Indian Railways has some strict rules to allocates a seat for Female gender. The top rule in the list is a female gender never be allotted seat in the group of man allotted, and also two same age groups with opposite genders never will be assigned with the same compartment.
Female gender berths are always lower or upper berth most of the scenarios. Other cases they will get any berth on the train if they travelling in group ticket or family members.
Seat Allotment for single male (above 21 years old)
Case 1: If you’re booking a seat in sleeper coach and your preference is for upper berth, Rules engine will check your age and gender first. Then it will check your berth preference. If there are any upper berth availability, it will be allotted to you. Otherwise, it checks for a middle berth, side-upper in respected order.
Case 2: If your berth preference is lower berth with male gender and above 21 years old, then System will check there is any berth around with old aged peoples. If yes you will get a lower berth.Otherwise, it starts from a standard order like Upper, Middle, Side Upper, Side Lower, Lower berths.
Seat Allotment for single Female (above 45 years old)
Seat allocation for ladies is most strict part in railway reservation. They always prefer women safety first. As we know, 2 lower berths are allotted for women in each sleeper and who are above 45 female persons are to be allotted with almost lower berths only.
Case 1: If any female gender booking a ticket with above 45 years old and prefer lower berth, she has 80% of chances to get.
Case 2: if two women waiting list tickets are confirmed and have only one lower berth on the train. Then Rules Engine will check their age and gender. If they are same in gender, then it will compare age and allocates lower berth to the elder one.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Difference Between e-ticket and i-ticket in IRCTC

Difference Between e-ticket and i-ticket in IRCTC

E-ticket and i-ticket in IRCTC

IRCTC online reservation portal has two different types of ticket booking facility, one e-ticket and another one is i-ticket.most of the IRCTC users are not aware of i-ticket.here we will discuss advantages and disadvantages of IRCTC i-ticket.

E-Ticket: An e-ticket or electronic ticket is the most common type of online ticketing where a passenger can book his/her train reservation from the IRCTC website. IRCTC will send a paperless ticket to An email and Mobile number (SMS) after the successful booking of the e-ticket. The user can also take a printout of the booked ticket to show TTE while travelling. The SMS received from IRCTC is also considered as ticket.passenger should carry any one of the ID cards to travel.

I Ticket: An  Internet ticket is the same as railway reservation counter ticket. The main advantage here is that you need not have to visit the railway reservation counter physically, but rather book it from the comfort of your home. It is useful for those who are unable to go to a railway booking counter to book the train reservation. I-Ticket also aimed at providing online booking facility to those passengers who do not have access to the printer. In case of i-ticket, the booking procedure remains the same as booking an e-ticket. However, it does not get sent to your mailbox. Instead, IRCTC delivers the ticket to your home address by courier service.

Difference between e-ticket and i-ticket

Booking Time: While e-tickets can be booked at any time till the final chart prepared on the day of travel, atleastBut i-tickets must be at least3 days in advance. Why because IRCTC requires a minimum of 3 days to deliver the ticket to your doorstep via courier service.
Ticket Cost: The cost of e-ticket is inclusive of the actual fare plus service charges. I-Tickets attract additional postage charge for delivering the ticket to the passenger's address. So the cost of i-tickets is slightly more than e-tickets.
Tatkal Facility: Tatkal quota tickets can be booked as e-tickets. However, the tatkal service cannot be availed with i-tickets as the tickets are required to be booked at least three days in advance.
Lost Tickets: In a case of a lost e-ticket, one can simply take another printout of the email sent by IRCTC. Taking a duplicate i-ticket is a difficult task. One has to visit the railway reservation counter and provide the PNR details to get a duplicate copy of i-ticket. Duplicate i-ticket also attracts additional charges.
Waiting List Tickets: Unconfirmed e-tickets which are on the waiting list at the time of chart preparation automatically get cancelled. So one cannot travel with waiting list e-tickets. In a case of i-tickets, there is no automatic cancellation for waitlisted tickets. So if you want to travel at any cost, even in a unreserved compartment, then opting for i-ticket makes sense.
Ticket Cancellation: e-tickets can be cancelled in IRCTC online portal, and the money refund will credit to your bank account/credit card which was used for the transaction. Online cancellation facility is not available for i-tickets. The user has to visit the railway reservation counter for the cancellation of i-tickets. However, money refund will be made offline only. It gets credited back to the user bank account within three business days after initiating the cancellation request. Also, the cancellation charges for i-ticket is higher than the e-tickets.
ID Proof: In case of e-tickets, travelling with a valid ID Card is mandatory. However, the ticket checkers usually don't ask to show ID proof while travelling with an i-ticket.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Different Waiting List Categories in Indian Railways

Different Waiting List Categories in Indian Railways

Different Waiting List types

When all seats in the train are booked then Railway offer Waiting Status to the passengers rather than confirm status. Below various types of Waiting list category tickets allotted to Passengers.Every IRCTC user better to know different WL(Waiting-List) categories before booking a ticket.

Various types of Waiting List in IRCTC


GNWL (General Waiting List): this is most common waiting list category in IRCTC.GNWL tickets issued to the passenger who gives their boarding station as train starting station or nearest station from origin station.This type of waiting list tickets has more chances to get confirmed.

RLWL (Remote Location Waiting List): If These category tickets issued to the passengers who book a ticket for intermediate station If a train is travelling to 1-10 stations, and a passenger booked a ticket to travel between 4-7 station.This category waiting list tickets categorised as RLWL.Because usually, these are the most important cities&stations on that particular route.Confirmations will depend on the cancellations of an already confirmed ticket.There are fewer chances of confirmation.

PQWL (Pooled Quota Waiting List): This Quota tickets issued for short time journeys.Pooled Quota operate only from the originating station of a train.There is only one Pooled Quota for the whole run. The Pooled Quota allotted for below criteria bookings.

  • Originating station - Nearest station
  • Intermediate station - Terminating station
  • Intermediate station- Intermediate Station

RLGN (Remote Location General Waiting List): RLGN category is issued when a  passenger books a ticket where WL quota under RLWL. These quota ticket booking tickets get named as RLGN.

RSWL (Roadside Station Waiting List):  These quota tickets are allotted when a ticket is booked at the originating station (train starting station) for journeys up to the roadside station(there are no distance restrictions). This waiting quota has very fewer chances of confirmation.

RQWL(Request Waiting List): if a user booked a ticket to travel between two intermediate stations, and if it is not covered by the GLWL, RLGN, PQWL quotas, may the request o into a Request Waiting List (RQWL) category.

CKWL(Tatkal Waiting List): this is Tatkal waiting list category.This category tickets either will get confirmed, or cancel.there is no RAC process for CKWL waiting list For Tatkal tickets, the waiting list issued is CKWL.By depending on the season and demand, Tatkal Waiting list tickets get confirm.Therefore Tatkal waiting list tickets are fewer chances to get confirmed. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Easy Ways to Get Quick Darshan in Tirumala

Easy Ways to Get Quick Darshan in Tirumala


There are different types of Darshans available in Tirumala Tirupati.devotee can get quick and comfort darshan if they know available various darshans in Tirumala.

Sarva Darshan
There is free darshan in Tirumala called Sarva darshan.It takes more time to get darshan of Lord Balaji. This is not a running queue.Devotees need to wait in vaikuntam-2 for some time.
Divya Darshan
this darshan is only for devotees who reach Tirumala by steps.there are two footpath ways to reach Tirumala.
  • Allipiri footpath way 
  • Sri Vaari Steps
Seeghra Darshan
devotees can book special darshan tickets  TTD online portal.cost of this ticket will be Rs.300.while booking a ticket, It will ask to choose a time slot.devotees should report on or before their time slot.
Senior Citizens and Handicapped Darshan
This special darshan is only for senior citizens and physically disabled devotees.Senior citizens age should be 65 or above.Age proof is required for senior citizens.Disabled people also should carry a medical certificate for their disability.
Infant Darshan
parents who have a child below one-year-old, Those people are allowed for this darshan.this is free darshan for both infant and his/her parents.
VIP break Darshan
there is a special break darshan for VIPs.this darshan will be available in morning break times.central, state ministers, MLAs, MLCs, business magnets and TTD employees are only allowed for this darshan.devotees are also allowed for break darshan who have VIPs or Higher officials recommendation letters.
Mahadhwara  Darshan
country President, Prime minister, chief ministers, other country presidents, are only permitted to enter through mahadhwaram in the temple.