IRCTC stands for Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. It is a part of Indian Railways. It handles all areas and aspects of catering services in trains as well as on railway stations. It is officially authorized for online ticket booking of railways in India. It is Government of India Enterprise. These days, irctc also launched flight booking and hotel booking options. It has bagged many awards like National Tourism Award of Excellence, Web Genius Award 2007, National Award for E-governance. IRCTC official website is http://www.irctc.co.in
As soon as IRCTC official website is launched, it became the fastest e-commerce website. It offers efficient and easy rail ticket booking online. It offers variety of payment options like paying via atm cards, credit cards, debit cards, cash cards, netbanking, neft, etc. It also facilitates customer support helpline and mobile booking. The ticket booked online is called as E-ticket. The ticket booked online but its print is delivered at your home is called I-Ticket. IRCTC website can be used to book any type of e-ticket of rails in India including Tatkal tickets. During the tatkal ticketing time i.e. around 8 am IST, often the website goes very slow due to heavy load on it.
Despite online rail reservation and catering services, IRCTC also earns through advertisement displayed on its website. Each year, a tender is officially issued by it for potentially interested advertisers.
IRCTC online website : http://www.irctc.co.in has created revolution in online ticket reservation. It also offers schemes like Subh Yatra where you pay a sum of money upfront to enjoy discount around entire year if you’re a frequent traveler. It also handles special tourism and traveling routes and packages.
IRCTC website online can be used for :
- Online Railway Reservation, E-ticket booking.
- Indian Railway Seat Availability, berth availability.
- Checking pnr status.
- Tatkal tickets booking.
- Flights booking.
- Latest updates, announcements and changes in railways operation.
- For being an agent to earn commission to book rail tickets.
- For advertisement purposes.