Author: IndianRailways

Indian Railways to introduce “Book Now, Pay Later”

Indian Railways will soon provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express train, an IRCTC official said on Thursday. This move aims to ease commuter hassles and avoiding long queues for buying train tickets. According to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd official, IRCTC has collaborated with a […]

Beat the summer rush with these new measures by Indian Railways

Now IRCTC delivers train tickets to your doorstep Extra AC-3 coaches being added on select routes In an attempt by the Railways to become more customer-friendly, passengers can now get their tickets delivered directly to them and can pay using cash or any other payment mode. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has […]

Major Digital push by Indian Railways in the wake of Demonetisation

Post the government’s demonetization decision, in an effort to promote digital payment, the Railways has deployed an additional 465 points of sale (PoS) machines at 217 locations across the country. The plan is to install at least 10,000 point of sale (POS) machines at all the passengers reservation centers, major parcel offices and suburban stations […]

Soon Railways to launch e-wallets like PayTM for booking train tickets

Following the National Democratic Alliance government’s push towards a cashless economy and to ease the rush at booking counters, the railways is planning to introduce booking of unreserved railway tickets on e-wallets like PayTM, JioMoney and Airtel Money. This move will scale up paperless mobile ticketing operation across the country in a big way. A […]

New Railway Helpline Number Launched

The Minister of Railways has launched a three digit toll free all-India Security Helpline Number ‘182’. This was announced by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways while presenting the Railway Budget – 2015. This security helpline system has been launched through security controls of Railway Protection Force (RPF) for providing round the clock […]

Recent IT Initiatives from Indian Railways

Indian railways have been pioneer in using technology to improve efficiency and services. In the current budget allocation, Rs5,000 crore has been dedicated to IT and research. Let’s take a look at the initiatives rolled out in recent times:- Railways have extended the station-based e-catering service to 408 stations giving passengers with more food choices. […]