IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Transport Corporation)
It is a pleasant experience traveling by the Indian Railways, especially the delight in spending the trip with views of the diverse landscapes, beautiful sceneries, hilly terrains, etc. Of course, one cannot forget to mention the variety in the population of different regions, religions, caste and creed.
Almost all under the Indian Railways face 100% occupancy throughout the year, transporting more than 20million passenger across over 6900 stations.
IRCTC or the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is an additional division of the Indian Railways that takes care of the tourism, online ticketing and catering railway functions as prices that are much more affordable for passengers.
The IRCTC provides you access to any information regarding the railway services from a list of trains to the various destinations that are covered. There is facility for online booking of tickets too on the IRCTC website.
Some of the information provided by the IRCTC official site include :
- IRCTC seat availability: This provides you with the number of seats that are available for IRCTC reservation and the number available for RAC.
- IRCTC PNR Status: This tells you your ticket status, whether your seat is reserved or in waiting.
- IRCTC PNR enquiry: This clarifies any questions and queries regarding your ticket and the train you are about to board.
The IRCTC does not only provide the passengers with a hassle-free option for railway booking, but it also takes care of online ticket modifications and cancellations. The Indian Railways is renowned worldwide for its high standards in hospitality as well as catering sectors including various facilities to the passengers. The main aim of the IRCTC is to further that standard and improve the catering and hospitality services extended to the commuting crowd.
The IRCTC also arranges charter trains and coaches in addition to the ordinary trains to destinations of interest. Even though it has been here for barely a while, this division of the Indian Railways has succeeded in providing such facilities and conveniences to over 50,000 people all through the country.
Also, the IRCTC Food Plazas have planned our strategies for establishing more than 50 multi-cuisine centers at the chief stations across the country in the next year. These plazas are planned to be updated with the latest decor with air conditioning and 24/7 functioning serving passengers throughout and that too at affordable and reasonable prices.
Regardless of which part of the country you want to go to, the IRCTC always provides you the service you require.