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Railway Booking Truly Made Easier and More Convenient

Posted By: steily

Travelers by train have good news to rejoice in. Indian Railways has launched the online railway booking facility at its portal Earlier the facility was available at the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website and at travel portals. The venture has stirred up good response from people at large from across the country. The pressure of online railway booking at the IRCTC website is thus reduced to a great extent. The decision of launching this service at the aforesaid portal was also taken because of frequent complaints related to the non-availability of the IRCTC site during peak time. Now travelers by train can conveniently get railway booking done at the Indian Railways official website right from the comfort of their space. However, railway booking facility is, as usual, available at the IRCTC website too.

As per an Indian Railways survey, around 30 to 40% of railway booking is done at the IRCTC website. The easy and perfect booking system is facilitated by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS). Along with the move, i.e. launching of online railway booking facility at the Indian Railways official website, Indian Railways has banned several e-ticketing agents at the country level. This initiative has been taken to check misuse of the IRCTC site. At the new portal e-ticket booking for one hour from 8am to 9am has been restricted. This has further facilitated in checking malpractice in booking Tatkal tickets at major stations countrywide.

If you have complaints and the same is not redressed to your satisfaction, grievances only get added. Indian Railways is all geared up to set up a separate cell at the Board level in order to redress passengers grievances fast. Complaints can be related to any aspect on the railways right from meals, railway booking to journey, hygiene standards at the washrooms, and more. Soon, you will find your grievances being attended on a priority basis.

Well, it is not only at the IRCTC website or Indian railways website that online railway booking is limited to. Bookings can be done at various travel portals. These portals have tied up with Indian railways facilitating people enjoy a hassle-free and convenient booking experience.

So, do you have any plans of vacationing at some exotic location in the country? Check railway packages at the aforesaid websites and get the bookings done. Luxury trains can be booked as well. You will not at all regret!

About the Author: Steily william is freelance Railways and travel guide writer and is writing review articles on Indian Railways, India Travel Guide,IRCTC, India Tourist Guide, Train Tickets. For more details on the Train Tickets you can visit

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