IRCTC is an abbreviation for Indian Railway catering and Tourism Corporation Limited. It is a Government of India enterprise and a subsidiary under the Ministry of Indian Railways. IRCTC was instituted for online booking of rail tickets but now it also catering and railway tourism.
According to recent news subsidiary now handles catering services for few trains the rest are serviced by Indian Railway. Some of the trains that the subsidiary company provides catering services for are the Duranto Express, Farraka Express, trains to Bangladesh, Rajdhani Express and Kandhari Express.
Luxury Tourism Rails
These rails are high end transports that offer ultimate in luxury. The interiors are embellished with utmost modern fittings and the decor is World Class. The interiors are based on ethnic designs that are relevant to the region. The services and amenities offered are excellent along with long list of fine Indian cuisine.
IRCTC also organizes packages for tourism in various part of India. It offers budget tours as well a luxury tours for inbound tourists. Some of the super luxury rails for tourism as given below:
Royal Orient Express
Buddhist Circuit Train
Palace on Wheels
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
The details of packages can be had from the website railtourismindia.com on the Internet. This site offers complete details of budget as well as luxury packages along with the destinations and itineraries. The types of tourism conducted are for spiritual journeys, wildlife excursions and sightseeing.
The main service provided by IRCTC is online ticketing. Through its website the company sell various types of tickets like E ticket, I ticket and Tatkal tickets. These tickets differ in nature but the purpose remains the same. For instance I ticket is booked online and delivered at home address provided during the booking. The E-Ticket is an abbreviation for electronic or digital ticket.
During the journey an identity proof like UTI Pan Card issued by Income Tax has to be shown. Other identity proof acceptable are driving license and UID Aadhar card issued by UIDAI etc.
The IRCTC website offers facility to check current pnr status online for wait listed tickets. This can be done using the ten digit number. This is the fastest way to discover ticket status.
The Tatkal Scheme is applicable to all reserved classes in mail and express rails. This is a special limited quota and booking is restricted to a set time one day before the departure of train. In the coming future IRCTC will pay a greater role in service of the Nation.