Showing posts with label Online Train Bookings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online Train Bookings. Show all posts

Thursday 18 September 2014

Online Booking of Retiring Rooms through IRCTC

Railways Retiring Rooms are rooms providing lodging facility to its passengers at different railway stations across India. Available in Single, Double and Dormitory type of occupancy with AC and Non AC combination, the rooms can be booked for a duration of minimum 12 hrs to maximum 48 hrs. Currently this facility is available only for about 54 railway stations across India - List of Stations Currently available for online Reservation of Railways Retiring Rooms

Online booking of Retiring Rooms or booking of Retiring Rooms through Internet is available through IRCTC website from 12:30 AM to 11:30 PM (booking hours). It should be noted that Retiring Rooms can be booked against RAC ticket and against Confirmed ticket but NOT against Wait-listed ticket. And in any case of extending your duration of stay, extension charge will be deducted.

Details required for online booking of retiring rooms are
  • PNR (one booking per PNR, Onward/Return)
  • ID Proof (PAN card, Driving License. Bank Passbook, Passport or Student ID proof)
  • Credit card or debit card
  • Confirmed ticket (or) RAC ticket (optional)

How to Book Railway Retiring Room Online

booking of retiring rooms

For Online Booking of Retiring Rooms through IRCTC at various station, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the website -->Accommodation --> and click "Railways Retiring Rooms".
  2. Enter your PNR number and click enter to search. You will get details of your PNR (that you have entered)
  3. Depending upon where you need to book your retiring rooms, select "Book on source" for booking the retiring room at your source/originating station or select "Book on destination" for booking the retiring room at your destination station. And if your Reservation Station does not show up by selecting both options as given above, then try clicking on the "Book on Source Principal" for Book on source or "Book on Destination Principal" for Book on destination.
  4. In the form displayed, fill in necessary details like your Reservation source, Bed Type, Check in and Checkout date, etc.
  5. Then, click "Check Availability". You will get details of rooms available. 
  6. Now, select the Room no, Slot Duration and click on "Proceed" which redirects you to the IRCTC login page.

IRCTC Login Page

booking of retiring rooms

  1. Enter the page with your registered user name and password. If not, use guest login with your Email id and Mobile no.
  2. Your complete booking details will be displayed. Now, select the rooms you want and enter your type of ID proof (PAN card, Driving License. Bank Passbook, Passport or Student ID proof)
  3. Click proceed for payment. And you are done.

How to Cancel Railway Retiring Rooms Online

If Retiring Room is booked online, you can cancel your booking only through online and not through counter. To do so, enter the IRCTC login page either through registered name or guest login and scroll down to select “Booked Ticket” -->“Retiring Room Booked Ticket" option. Now select your booked ticket and click on the cancel ticket option.

Cancellation Online is allowed only before Check In and NOT after Check In. Cancellation fees of about 10% -100% deduction of amount paid is done depending upon the time of cancellation (10% before 48 hrs, 50% for less than 48 hrs and 100% on on the day of occupation).

Contact Details: 
In case of queries, email at or call at 1800110139 between 10am to 6pm (Mon-Sat).

Note: In Puducherry, this facility of booking your dormitories through Internet is currently unavailable. You got to book your dormitories of AC Double Bed or Non AC Dormitory either in person or computerized location only. Else opt for budget hotels in pondicherry near railway station.

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Saturday 5 July 2014

Introducing the new E-Ticketing website for faster Railway Bookings

Pertaining to delay in getting tickets in the current website [ ] and information uphand, the Indian Government have introduced a new system in place [Link : ] which promises quick bookings of tickets. It is been said that using the new feature in the website, about 7 lakhs tickets can be issued just in a single day compared to the old system which did issue about 5 lakhs per day.

Those who have already registered with the old system are been directed to the new system through SMSes.  

e ticket indian railways
E-ticketing Indian Railways
Here is a zoom of what has been written in the Alerts and Updates

Fare has been revised by Indian Railways w.e.f. 25-06-2014, difference of fare will be collected by TTE on train.Difference of fare may also be deposited in advance on any PRS counters during working hours.
Time Table of several trains are updated from 1st Sep 2014, Please check exact train starting time from boarding station before embarking on your journey.
For e-Ticket, booking can be done upto chart Preparation approximately 4 to 6 hours before departure of train.For morning trains with departure time upto 12.00 hrs charts are prepared on the previous night.
Opening day booking (60th day in advance, excluding the date of journey) will be available only after 8 AM, along with the counters.
Train No.03059/03060 Howrah-New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Premium Special train scheduled to leave Howrah and Jalpaiguri respectively on 21.06.2014 has been cancelled. You may cancel your ticket online at your end to get full refund. Regret for inconvenience caused.

Also, just below you can see more other services as seen in the image below,
e ticket indian railways

e ticket indian railways

Now, with more added features( as seen in the above image) you can book your railway tickets faster and easier with Mobile bookings.

For the status of PNR
Under enquiries, click on the PNR Enquiry which when clicked directs to the PNR status website where you are asked to enter the PNR of your booking,

pnr status

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Friday 13 April 2012

Online Ticket Bookings for Train , Hotels ,Tours Packages, Mobile bookings using PayMate ,etc...

Pondicherry- The Trains in Pondicherry currently have a good connectivity between Villupuram and Chennai . Also you can travel to Tirupathi, Mangalore ,etc depending on availability and Timings .See Pondicherry Train Timings 

Online booking of Tours conducted by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) and hotel accommodation in TTDC Hotels in Tamil Nadu.Tour packages include
General Package
Train Package
LTC Package
Optional Package
Summer Special Package

Official Bookings 

An official website by the Ministry of Railways "Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation " or IRCTC helps in guiding and catering to the needs of individual booking Train Tickets Online.They have two systems of booking
E-Ticket - Guides
I-Ticket - Guides

Install Indian Railway Information Application  (with almost every info)  from Google Play for Android / iPhone  -INSTALL NOW
You can also get Agents to help you get details and tickets about Train - Get Agents 

Trains Running Information by Indian Railways  - Official Link
Indian Railways Passenger Information - Official Link
Indian Railways Tatkal Scheme - Official Link

Railways Information on SMS
Just send an SMS on 57886 through your mobile phone now to get any information on Railways. You can check Train Alert, PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Schedule, Train Information, Train Time Table, Train Fare. SMS Commands for Number 57886

Sms HELP TRN to 54959 and get the list of services and their commands.
Sms TRNLINK to 54959 and receive the link to access these services via WAP (mobile browser).

See more at Indian Rail Goverment SMS help 

Train tickets on your mobile!It is Free !!
IRCTC and PayMate launch Search.Book.Pay service for Indian Railway tickets on PayMate’s mobile payments application.Start paying with your Mobile -convenient ,secure ,easy and hassle -free.

Sign Up here for PayMate
Download PayMate’s application for your mobile -Download

Use the app to book flight tickets, movie tickets, check PNR status,Train route and even  to shop.

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