Founded on the day of 27th September 1997 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporations is another subsidiary of the INDIAN RAILWAYS. It performs the job of catering, tourism and online ticketing.
Here a quick few facts that every local Indian must know:
1.The headquarters of IRCTC is in New Delhi NCT.
2.Its Online Booking Schemes
This is internet based booking done through its website and also through phones via GPRS or sms.
–Loyalty Programmes-Shubh Yatra
This service is available for frequent passengers of the trains and they can enjoy special discounts on tickets booked at any part of the year by paying a sum of amount every year.
–Bharat Darshan(for all important locations and budget tourism)
it covers all the sacred and religious places of India.
–Village on Wheels
Its a special service for the Indian villagers who wish to visit other parts of India.
–Rolling Deposit Scheme
This scheme allows passenger to reserve seat by keeping advance money with the corporation and has also added flight and hotel booking facilities with it.
Saving favourite journeys,quick booking,ec.
4.Special luxurious trains are-
- Palace on Wheels
- Royal Orient Express
- Golden Chariot
- Deccan Odeyssey
- Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
- Buddhist Circuit Train
5. Recently Launched
- Mahatma Gandhi Circuit Trains
The train takes people to places associated with t life and struggle of the noble soul-Gandhi Bapu.
6. Recent news
-‘Fare Calculator’ has been introduced to actually calculate the fare in railways.
-The organization has released a ‘Cash On Delivery System.
-Also in 2015 vacuum toilets are likely to be introduced int he trains.
-Availability of Wi-Fi in certain trains is also predicted.
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