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IRCTC’s new facility of Changing Passenger’s name in booked E-Ticket



IRCTC now offers a very useful facility for the passengers traveling in a train. Now you can Change Passenger’s Name In Booked IRCTC E-Ticket.

This can be done by approaching the nearest railway reservation office. For availing this facility, the customer can now approach the nearest Railway Reservation Office with ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out and photo identity proof in original of one of the passenger traveling in the ticket at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train as per extant railway rules, IRCTC added.

Here are few things to know how to Change Passenger’s Name In Booked IRCTC E-Ticket:

1.    The reservation offices can change passenger’s name against a request from the passenger as per extant railway rules applicable to another face to face counter booked tickets.

2.    The facility in the name change of passenger holding confirmed e-reservation has been permitted as per extant Railway rules noted as under:-

a. Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train to the nearest railway reservation office. It can be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. He/she should bring the ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out along with photo identity card proof in original and a proof for blood relation desired to be changed.

b. Where the passenger is a Government Servant proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.

3.    Such a request can be granted once only, said IRCTC.


Special Summer Trains For Hassle Free Holidays In Rajasthan


With the summer vacations approaching everyone wants to go home, go out for vacations to spend some time in the hilly mountains with their near and dear ones. Seeing this the North Western Railway (NWR) has made elaborate arrangements to overcome the summer rush.

JB Train

Approximately 23 special trains have been started, which will be in operation till June 30. Though the trains are running fully booked, there has been an addition of extra coaches to accommodate the rush.

So if you want to head homewards or to the hills to beat the heat, book your tickets well in advance so that you can enjoy your vacations hassle free.

Direct Train between Delhi and Sikar





A direct train between Sikar town and national capital Delhi on broad gauge tracks is introduced by the Indian Railways.

The train between Sikar and Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla station will take two hours less than the travel time on the metre-gauge line. The Sikar-Delhi train will run via Churu and Bikaner, thereby connecting a majority of towns in Shekhawati region to Delhi, including Jhunjhunu, Fatehpur, Churu, Sadulpur, and Bikaner, as informed by the Minister of States for Railways, ‘Rajen Gohain’ after flagging off a train between Sikar and Churu on the broad gauge tracks.



This connectivity will be proved as a boon for the tourists travelling to Rajasthan as now they would not have to stop at Jaipur to reach the magnificent havelis and frescoed region of Shekhawati. This train will make it easy for foreign tourists to visit Shekhawati region,  ‘havelis’ of Shekhawati and other monuments as they are a centre of attraction for tourists in Rajasthan.


No Service Charge On Online Train Tickets Booked through IRCTC for one month



The online railway ticket booking through the IRCTC website has just become cheaper! Thanks to  the Union Budget 2017!

Earlier, a service tax of Rs. 20 had to be paid while booking Sleeper Class tickets and Rs. 40 for AC class tickets.  This Service charges on e-tickets booked through IRCTC will be withdrawn.

The online booking of railway tickets has witnessed a sharp spurt after the government banned the  500 and 1000 notes on November 8 and the cash crunch that followed. But as people switched to cashless transactions, there was a growing demand that the service charge be waived.

Hence, in a move to make people turn more towards online payments and go cashless, the government has withdrawn taxes from tickets booked through IRCTC’s website.
Now the Online Payment has its own perks. Happy Traveling 🙂

New Rules of Indian Railways will be Effective from 1st July

New Rules of Indian Railways will be Effective from 1st July

Local Train is considered to be the lifeline of Mumbai but in a broader perspective, Indian Railways is lifeline of India. The trains connect our country and make it easy for people to travel to every part of the country. Railway Ministry keeps coming up with new set of rules to improve the services. Some new set of rules have been announced that will be effective from 1st of July. Take notes-

Summer Holiday Special Trains

1.Suvidha trains will not have waiting lists from next month. Only confirmed and RAC passengers will get seats.

2.Passengers will get 50% refund on cancelling the tickets of Suvidha Trains.

3.The number of coaches in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will be increased.

4.Rajdhani and Shatabdi will have only Mobile tickets from July 1 which means that they are going paperless.

5.Train bookings will be started in various languages which is certainly a great step.

6.From July 1, the services of Premium trains will come to an end.

7.On cancellation of Tatkal tickets, passengers will get half refund.

8.Note the new Tatkal booking timings- Tatkal window for AC coach will be open between 10 am and 11 am while for sleeper coach it will be open from 11 am to 12 pm. This will reduce the traffic and bookings will come through faster.

9.Half refund of fare on cancellation charges of rupees 100 for air-conditioned-II tier/first class, rupees 90 for air-conditioned III-tier/3 economy/air-conditioned chair car and rupees 60 for sleeper class will be given.


Special Train Between Jaipur And Delhi For Summer Vacations


Before the summer vacations officially begin, the Indian Railways have introduced extra special trains between Delhi and Jaipur from April 10 to June 29, 2016.
Keeping in mind the rush each year, the summer special train works on the same day departure and return journey. The train will leave Jaipur at 7:55 am to reach Sarai Rohilla in Delhi at 1:20 pm the same day. The return train will depart from Sarai Rohilla, Delhi at 2:30 pm to reach Jaipur at 7:55 pm.


Image via Google

The main station on which the train halts are Gandhinagar Station Jaipur, Dausa, Bandikui, Alwar, Rewari, Gurgaon and Delhi Cantt. The superfast train run on 6 days a week except Thursdays.


Digital tips for hassle free train journey


Snaking through lush green valleys, making way in the midst of scattered around sand dunes, passing on a bridge over vast span of River flowing underneath, going through dark tunnel or inching to halt station through the outskirts of the city are all the thrills which one experiences during train journey.

kalka-shimla-train passing through the hills

Train ride is simply magnificent. Come to know new people. Get to see new places.  Enjoy the natural beauty enroute and many more. But this joy has its own share of inconveniences. Here are some digital tips which a traveler can use to make his journey comfortable and hassle free.


1) Pre-plan your journey:

Though very basic but as it is said that a stitch at time saves nine, same principal applies here. Indian railways give one an opportunity to make reservations prior to the date of Journey. If one wants digital reservations to avoid long queue can book it through a website named as Ticketdate.  irctc-ticketdate


2} On Waiting list: Any solutions:

Yes, there is a partial solution. A tool christened Trainman can apprise you with the odds of wait listed tickets to be confirmed. The modus operandi is simple. Enter the PNR no. and press the percentage symbol in the list of trains of the route one wishes to take. If the odds are in favor of ticket getting confirmed than it will appear with green background. If it appears in Red background, then it is obvious that confirmation might not happen.


3) Acquaint with Station codes. Train schedules and routes:

One can get real time data at Indianrail.gov.in to extract information regarding seat availability, fares, schedules and routes. This information helps to obtain confirmed reservation in the desired train.


4) Need Tatkal tickets:

An autofill tool is available for booking tatkal tickets. The Magic Autofill button will enter your booking details on the browser so that the request is ahead in queue as soon as clock strikes 10 A.M., the stipulated time for booking Tatkal tickets.

magic autofill button

5) Pay for tickets on delivery:

There is a facility provided for cash on delivery in case one does not has online payment options. A simple app on your smart phone can get you out of this problem. BookMyTrain provides this facility to traveler in 200 cities across India.


6) On wait list, fly by air:

If the wait listed tickets are booked 3 days prior to the date of Journey and stand no chance of confirmation then,  IRCTC which has a tie up with low cost flight operators will provide with an option to fly by air to your destination.


7) Check the arrival status:

The arduous wait of a train behind schedule at platform kills the thrill of journey and wastes the time which otherwise could have been utilized for any other purpose, RailYatri updates live on the schedule status of running train. It also has two amazing features which will let the traveler know the status of Mobile connectivity during the journey and it will also advise upon avoidance of habitually late trains.


8) Forgot to carry food, no worry

Barring few trains the food of train’s pantry is just awful , To avoid occurrence of gastronomical trouble during the journey, an option is available in form of Travel Khana where meal can be ordered for 2000 trains running through all major stations of the country is provided through an app or phone. The payment has to be made on delivery.



These virtual aids will certainly make your chook-chook journey merrier. So jump on the band wagon and enjoy the journey.