Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or popularly known as IRCTC is a renowned extended portal of Indian Railways which offer services like catering, tourism and online ticketing. It has its headquarters in New Delhi.
IRCTC has made the ticketing and catering much easier with online services. It helps people avoid long queues at the counter, check their seat availability anytime anywhere. Not only this, you can also create an account on its website or app and keep a record of all the booked tickets history, cancelled tickets and many more.
Other than ticketing, it also offers other services like E-bedroll where you can book your bed roll online, food, flight tickets and many more.
IRCTC has changed the face of ticket booking by bringing into online reservation system. Booking a ticket on this website is very easy and hassle free. For its loyal customers, it also offers a program known as Shubh Yatra where travelers can avail huge discounts on the tickets booked round the year.
After all these services, IRCTC makes sure customers are always happy and have very easy travelling by one more program called RDS i.e. Rolling Deposit Scheme where passengers can book tickets against the advance money kept with the corporation.
Under this booking scheme, passengers can book ticket one day prior to its travel. For AC coaches, it starts at 10:00 AM and for non AC coaches it starts at 11:00 AM. Since the rush at tatkal time is very high, the server gets slow generally. If one has booked tatkal ticket, it is mandatory for him/her to carry a photo ID proof.
And you will be directed to your account page where you can see you booked ticket history, cancelled tickets, current bookings and also book various packages, tickets and many more.
It also offers tourism packages for domestic as well as foreign tourists. These packages range from economic to luxury packages. They include adventure packages, family tourism packages and many more.