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Rampath Yatra Express: IRCTC flags off special train for pilgrimage to Ayodhya

  • The new special train between Pune and Ayodhya will cover six pilgrimage destinations on its route, the IRCTC said.
The IRCTC launched the Rampath Yatra Express special train to promote pilgrimage tourism in India.(ANI)
The IRCTC launched the Rampath Yatra Express special train to promote pilgrimage tourism in India.(ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Railways to launch Bharat Gaurav trains showcasing India's heritage, culture

  • Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the idea originated from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who suggested theme-based trains so that people in the country can understand, appreciate and take forward India's heritage.
After freight and passenger segments, the railways is set to begin a third segment dedicated to the tourism sector and launch a set of around 190 theme-based trains called Bharat Gaurav trains, minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Tuesday.(Representational Image)
After freight and passenger segments, the railways is set to begin a third segment dedicated to the tourism sector and launch a set of around 190 theme-based trains called Bharat Gaurav trains, minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Tuesday.(Representational Image)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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‘Learned from it’: Ashwini Vaishnaw after Ramayana Express staff uniform row

IRCTC has said it will change the saffron uniform of the serving staff on board the Shri Ramayana Yatra Special Train after seers from Ujjain took strong objection to the dress code. 
Ashwini Vaishnaw made the comments after seers said they will stop the Shri Ramayana Yatra Special Train. (Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Ashwini Vaishnaw made the comments after seers said they will stop the Shri Ramayana Yatra Special Train. (Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 07:41 PM IST
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Indian Railways to run special trains on Christmas, New Year. Details here

  • The additional special trains have been announced in view of the passenger rush seen around the festive season.
The Indian Railways is usually known to run around 5,000 special trains every year during the festive period. (File Photo / HT)
The Indian Railways is usually known to run around 5,000 special trains every year during the festive period. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 11:51 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Railways to resume serving cooked meals on trains

Serving hot cooked meals for passengers was discontinued on trains last year due to the restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Catering service for Indian Railways are managed by the IRCTC.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Catering service for Indian Railways are managed by the IRCTC.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Trains travelling to religious sites to receive ‘sattvik' certification: Reports

Under the scheme, passengers travelling on such trains will experience a ‘fully vegetarian’ environment throughout their journey.
The Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is likely to be the first train to be certified under the ‘sattvik certification scheme’ (File Photo/PTI)
The Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is likely to be the first train to be certified under the ‘sattvik certification scheme’ (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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Tourism ministry signs pact with IRCTC to boost hospitality, tourism industry

  • The event was organised according to the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and the Quality Council of India (QCI) for implementing measures for strengthening the Indian Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
The Ministry of Tourism has signed an agreement with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) as part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry after the coronavirus pandemic left it in heavy losses.(PTI)
The Ministry of Tourism has signed an agreement with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) as part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry after the coronavirus pandemic left it in heavy losses.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2021 09:31 PM IST
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IRCTC receives overwhelming response for Shri Ramayana Yatra train service

IRCTC is getting an overwhelming response for this initiative and the first tour is fully booked, according to a statement issued by the IRCTC earlier.(Twitter/@IRCTCofficial) 6
IRCTC is getting an overwhelming response for this initiative and the first tour is fully booked, according to a statement issued by the IRCTC earlier.(Twitter/@IRCTCofficial)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 09:53 PM IST
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IRCTC plans Shri Ramayana Yatra train tours to promote religious tourism

"IRCTC has planned the train tour packages utilising its Pilgrim Special Tourist Trains and Deluxe Tourist Trains duly understanding the requirement of the budget and premium segment tourists,” the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said said in a statement.
To promote religious tourism, the IRCTC has planned a series of Shri Ramayana Yatra Tours, which will mark a gradual resumption of domestic tourism by trains in view of the improved Covid-19 situation.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT File Photo)
To promote religious tourism, the IRCTC has planned a series of Shri Ramayana Yatra Tours, which will mark a gradual resumption of domestic tourism by trains in view of the improved Covid-19 situation.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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Govt reverses decision on IRCTC convenience fee

  • Shares of IRCTC, which plunged as much as 30 per earlier, pared some losses and were last down 5.2 per cent.
Sharing started in 2014 in the ratio of 80:20 between IRCTC and the Indian Railways.(Twitter/IRCTCofficial)
Sharing started in 2014 in the ratio of 80:20 between IRCTC and the Indian Railways.(Twitter/IRCTCofficial)
Published on Oct 29, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Traditional itinerary must change to meet new demands’, says IRCTC official

Speaking at the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave in Delhi, Hasjia, who is the tourism and marketing director of IRCTC, said the travel sector is set to undergo a transition from multi-destination tours to offbeat and slow-paced destinations.
Rajni Hasjia at the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave on Thursday. (HT Print)
Rajni Hasjia at the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave on Thursday. (HT Print)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 12:15 AM IST
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IRCTC announces North Darshan Yatra from October 31. Check details

IRCTC said on its website that the North Darshan Yatra package is one of the most affordable all inclusive tour packages. The tickets are available in Sleeper and Third AC categories.
The IRCTC has allowed booking of tickets for the North Darshan Yatra package on its website.(Representative Photo/Mint)
The IRCTC has allowed booking of tickets for the North Darshan Yatra package on its website.(Representative Photo/Mint)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 10:05 AM IST
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IRCTC to launch ‘Jyotirlinga Darshan’ train today; check pricing, other details

The Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra train will take devotees through four Jyotirlingam sites – Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Somnath, and Nageshwar – and also facilitate a visit to the Statue of Unity and Udaipur.
Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple. IRCTC’s Jyotirlinga darshan train will depart from Prayagraj Sangam on October 21. (FILE PHOTO)
Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple. IRCTC’s Jyotirlinga darshan train will depart from Prayagraj Sangam on October 21. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 05:38 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC's market capitalisation tops 1 trillion: All you need to know

It is the ninth public sector entity with an m-cap of more than 1 trillion.
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Published on Oct 19, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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IRCTC to launch ‘Bharat Darshan’ train from Madhya Pradesh today, details here

In this tour package, passengers will be provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner with accommodation in budget hotels or dharmshalas as well as tourist buses. Also, accident insurance up to 4 lakhs will also be given to the passengers.
‘Bharat Darshan’ is a joint project of the Indian Railways and the Union ministry of tourism and culture. (Representational Image)
‘Bharat Darshan’ is a joint project of the Indian Railways and the Union ministry of tourism and culture. (Representational Image)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC to launch another Bharat Darshan Tourist Train, this time from MP on Oct 8

After operating a 'Bharat Darshan' special tourist train in August to promote religious tourism from Hyderabad to Statue of Unity, IRCTC is starting another special Bharat Darshan Tourist Train on October 8 which will run from Rewa station of Madhya Pradesh to Vaishno Devi Shrine.
IRCTC to launch another Bharat Darshan Tourist Train, this time from MP on Oct 8(Twitter/nam_indocen)
IRCTC to launch another Bharat Darshan Tourist Train, this time from MP on Oct 8(Twitter/nam_indocen)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 11:04 AM IST
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17-year-old teenager from Chennai finds bug in IRCTC’s portal, gets it fixed

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), India, based on the alert by the teenager, marked the vulnerability to the IRCTC, which then fixed it.
The bug has then been fixed and was also acknowledged by the IRCTC.(Mint / Representational Photo)
The bug has then been fixed and was also acknowledged by the IRCTC.(Mint / Representational Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC’s new lounge in New Delhi railway station with recliners, wi-fi: See pics

The lounge has been set up on the first floor of platform number one of the New Delhi railway station for an exclusive experience of train journey.
A wide range of complementary and paid services such as channel music, wi-fi, television (TV), train information display, various types of beverages and multi-cuisine buffets would be offered to visitors.(Twitter/@AshwiniVaishnaw)
A wide range of complementary and paid services such as channel music, wi-fi, television (TV), train information display, various types of beverages and multi-cuisine buffets would be offered to visitors.(Twitter/@AshwiniVaishnaw)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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IRCTC starts special Deluxe AC tourist train for Char Dham Yatra

IRCTC's special Deluxe AC tourist train for Char Dham Yatra by 'Dekho Apna Desh' has a host of astounding features including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager.
IRCTC starts special Deluxe AC tourist train for Char Dham Yatra(Twitter/IRCTCofficial)
IRCTC starts special Deluxe AC tourist train for Char Dham Yatra(Twitter/IRCTCofficial)
Updated on Sep 19, 2021 08:30 AM IST
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India's first indigenous cruise liner to be launched by IRCTC. Details here

The IRCTC, in a statement issued earlier this month, said that it has joined hands and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by Waterways Leisure Tourism for marketing and promotion of the first indigenous luxury cruise in India.
IRCTC has partnered up with Cordelia Cruises for the luxury cruise liner. 
IRCTC has partnered up with Cordelia Cruises for the luxury cruise liner. 
Updated on Sep 18, 2021 05:47 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC to open new world-class executive lounge at New Delhi Railway Station

IRCTC's new world-class executive lounge at the New Delhi railway station will be offering complimentary and paid services like wi-fi, TV, beverages, multi-cuisine buffets, recliners, a fully operational business centre with computer, printer, photostat and fax facility etc for the passengers.
IRCTC to open new world-class executive lounge at New Delhi Railway Station(Arvind Yadav/HT)
IRCTC to open new world-class executive lounge at New Delhi Railway Station(Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 08:50 PM IST
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IRCTC to launch India's first luxury cruise liner. Check date, itinerary

IRCTC said guests onboard the ship will have an experience of sailing to some of the best Indian and international destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi, and Sri Lanka.
IRCTC said the number of guests will also be limited according to the official mandate. (Cordelia Cruises Photo)
IRCTC said the number of guests will also be limited according to the official mandate. (Cordelia Cruises Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 06:35 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

IRCTC on fast track, shares zoom over 9%

IRCTC share price rally is mainly because of the company's aggressive focus on its hospitality business where it has been making tie-ups with hotels, aviation and surface transport service providers, an expert has said. 
IRCTC is a Mini Ratna public sector enterprise under the ministry of railways. (File Photo)
IRCTC is a Mini Ratna public sector enterprise under the ministry of railways. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

IRCTC's 'Bharat Darshan' special train to start today: Check details here

  • The IRCTC in a statement said that the Bharat Darshan package is one of the most affordable, all-inclusive tour packages and all the important tourist places in the country will be covered by the special train.
The special 11 nights/12 days package will cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11,340 per adult.(HT File/Representative image)
The special 11 nights/12 days package will cost 11,340 per adult.(HT File/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 05:36 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC approves 1:5 stock split: What it means and how it will benefit company

Apart from stock split, the IRCTC board also approved the unaudited financial results for the quarter which ended on June 30.
IRCTC manages catering service for Indian Railways along with selling tickets online and selling packaged water.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
IRCTC manages catering service for Indian Railways along with selling tickets online and selling packaged water.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC to operate special train in September covering "Char Dham Yatra"

This will be a 16 days tour which will start from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station on September 18, 2021, and cover Badrinath, Narsingha Temple, Rishikesh, Jagannath Puri, Konark Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga beach, Rameshwaram, Dwarkadhis, Shivrajpur beach, and Bet Dwarka.
The Indian Railways has decided to operate a special train in September covering several top tourist destinations, including Char Dham--Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarkadhish.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Indian Railways has decided to operate a special train in September covering several top tourist destinations, including Char Dham--Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarkadhish.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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IRCTC update: Railways to operate special trains for Char Dham yatra

  • At least the first dose of Covid-19 Vaccination is mandatory for passengers of age group 18 or above.
The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation - 1st AC and 2nd AC. The guests will be travelling roughly 8,500 kilometers on this tour.
The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation - 1st AC and 2nd AC. The guests will be travelling roughly 8,500 kilometers on this tour.
Published on Jul 07, 2021 10:02 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Central Railway to run 72 special trains during Ganesh Chaturthi. Check timings

Bookings for the trains, which will have special fares, will begin from July 8 onwards on both the IRCTC website and at all Passenger Railway System (PRS) centres.
The Central Railway's special trains will be a mix of daily, bi-weekly and tri-weekly. (HT File Photo)
The Central Railway's special trains will be a mix of daily, bi-weekly and tri-weekly. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 11:27 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

IRCTC introduces major changes for online railway booking. Check here

According to a report by Hindustan Times' sister publication Livehindustan, passengers who book tickets through IRCTC’s payment gateway IRCTC-ipay, will get their refund immediately after they cancel it.
IRCTC-ipay was launched in 2019 as a part of the central government’s Digital India Campaign.(PTI Photo)
IRCTC-ipay was launched in 2019 as a part of the central government’s Digital India Campaign.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 01:40 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

No state has asked to stop train services: Railway Board chairman

The Indian Railways is currently running 1,490 mail and express trains and 5,397 suburban train services on an average per day.
Migrants board a train to their native places in Bihar amid rise in coronavirus cases across the country. (PTI Photo )
Migrants board a train to their native places in Bihar amid rise in coronavirus cases across the country. (PTI Photo )
Published on Apr 16, 2021 08:03 PM IST
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