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Prayagraj: Prayagraj-New Delhi special train, flagship model of North Central Railway (NCR), decked up before leaving towards Delhi, in Prayagraj, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo)���(PTI26-11-2020_000146B)(PTI)

No hike in train tickets, festival specials still running, clarifies railways

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Total 250 trains running daily have special fares while the rest have the fares of regular trains and there has been no fare hike, the ministry said.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)

Amazon India-IRCTC partnership: How to book train tickets on e-commerce platform

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:09 PM IST
The facility includes cashback on first booking, option to check seat and quota facility across all classes, option to check PNR status etc.
Ahead of the festive season, the Indian Railways is changing a few rules to return to pre-Covid practices.(PTI)
Ahead of the festive season, the Indian Railways is changing a few rules to return to pre-Covid practices.(PTI)

Train tickets to be available 5 minutes before departure from tomorrow. All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Tickets can be booked online or through counters before the preparation of the second reservation chart.
With this new offering, customers will be able to check seat and quota availability across all train classes on the Amazon app, and use Amazon Pay Balance wallet to pay for the tickets.(REUTERS)
With this new offering, customers will be able to check seat and quota availability across all train classes on the Amazon app, and use Amazon Pay Balance wallet to pay for the tickets.(REUTERS)

Amazon India partners IRCTC to offer reserved train ticket bookings

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Customers will be able to check PNR status for ticket booked through its platform. Customers paying with Amazon Pay Balance will also get instant refund in case of cancellations or booking failures, it said.
Sonu Sood has been actively helping the needy for the past five months.
Sonu Sood has been actively helping the needy for the past five months.

Sonu Sood has a hilarious reply to fan asking for a BJP ticket: ‘I can only arrange for bus, train and plane tickets’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Sonu Sood had the perfect reply when a fan wanted him to arrange for a party ticket from BJP to contest the upcoming Bihar assembly elections. Sonu has been actively working to help migrants and others amid the pandemic.
The move likely follows the criticism against the government that it earlier flew Indians stranded abroad home gratis while the migrant labourers were asked to pay for their special train tickets. (AFP photo)
The move likely follows the criticism against the government that it earlier flew Indians stranded abroad home gratis while the migrant labourers were asked to pay for their special train tickets. (AFP photo)

Indians stranded abroad to pay for flights getting them home, says minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 05:46 PM IST
In the first week, Air India will be conducting all the flights, said the minister, adding that private airlines will be considered going forward.
Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions Thursday as cabin crew in Germany kicked off a “massive” 48-hour walkout(Bloomberg)
Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions Thursday as cabin crew in Germany kicked off a “massive” 48-hour walkout(Bloomberg)

German cabin crew kick off Lufthansa strike

Frankfurt | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 09:34 AM IST
The strike called by Germany’s UFO flight attendants’ union was scheduled to start at 2300 GMT on Wednesday and last until 2300 GMT on Friday.
Passengers of the Indian Railways will have to pay more as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has decided to restore convenience fee on e-tickets booked through its website.(Getty Images)
Passengers of the Indian Railways will have to pay more as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has decided to restore convenience fee on e-tickets booked through its website.(Getty Images)

IRCTC restores service charge, online tickets to become costlier

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:39 AM IST
IRCTC will levy a service charge of R15 on a ticket for non-AC classes and R30 for AC classes, including first class, according to an order. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable separately.
A 25-year-old man was arrested by the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) government railway police (GRP) on Saturday for impersonating a policeman to avoid being fined for travelling without a ticket.(Bloomberg)
A 25-year-old man was arrested by the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) government railway police (GRP) on Saturday for impersonating a policeman to avoid being fined for travelling without a ticket.(Bloomberg)

Man travels without train ticket, impersonates cop; held

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 10:40 PM IST
According to GRP officers, the imposter, Mahesh Ankush Kanjane, was stopped by the ticket checker on platform number 14 and 15 at 9.30pm when the incident took place.
Varun (Left) and Ravi of Udchalo.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO))
Varun (Left) and Ravi of Udchalo.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO))

Startup Saturday: udChalo helps defence staff, kin, ex-service personnel fly at discounted tickets

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namita Shibad
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 07:09 PM IST
udChalo enables defence personnel to book discounted air tickets at the last minute for unplanned travel
Indian Railways is systematically monitoring user IDs, payment gateways and booking locations to bust touts who block ‘tatkal’ tickets before users can book them, particularly during the festive season.(HT File Photo)
Indian Railways is systematically monitoring user IDs, payment gateways and booking locations to bust touts who block ‘tatkal’ tickets before users can book them, particularly during the festive season.(HT File Photo)

Change in tack gets Railways on right track to bust Tatkal touts

New Delhi | By Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 10:52 AM IST
Out of more than 50 million users, a list of most suspected personal user IDs was prepared. A total of 1,268 personal user IDs, which were being used to carry out touting activities, were sent to IRCTC to deactivate them immediately,” said Railway spokesperson.
The tickets confiscated during such raids are cancelled immediately and no one can travel on them.(AFP)
The tickets confiscated during such raids are cancelled immediately and no one can travel on them.(AFP)

Man caught with railway tickets worth over Rs 2 lakh booked illegally

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2018 04:57 PM IST
The tickets confiscated during such raids are cancelled immediately and no one can travel on them.
Private buses plying between Delhi and Bihar has become the lifeline for lakhs of migrants who often struggle to reserve train tickets.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Private buses plying between Delhi and Bihar has become the lifeline for lakhs of migrants who often struggle to reserve train tickets.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Buses bring rural Bihar closer to Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 02:22 AM IST
Bus journey takes lesser time, is more punctual and on most occasions, one can find a seat just before the vehicle departs. This is in stark contrast to the Bihar-bound trains which are often delayed by as much as 24 hours, needs a ticket to be booked months in advance and on which landing a Tatkal ticket requires monumental effort and ample luck.
The railways is all set to come up with a revised flexi-fare scheme next month to bring in some relief for passengers, who, in some sectors pay as much as airfares for the premium trains, sources said.(Representative Image/ HT Photo)
The railways is all set to come up with a revised flexi-fare scheme next month to bring in some relief for passengers, who, in some sectors pay as much as airfares for the premium trains, sources said.(Representative Image/ HT Photo)

Railways to introduce revised flexi-fare scheme next month

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 01:43 PM IST
They sources said the ministry is planning to suspend the scheme temporarily as an experiment during lean months in some identified trains as they are seeing occupancy as low as 30 per cent.
Croatia's fans watch the broadcast of the match at the city's main square.(REUTERS)
Croatia's fans watch the broadcast of the match at the city's main square.(REUTERS)

Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

Reuters, Zagreb | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 01:04 AM IST
Croatia went down 4-2 to France in the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and the country will stage on Monday a welcoming party for the soccer team in Zagreb.
Mobile ticketing was introduced in December 2014, but it has not yet gained much popularity among commuters.
Mobile ticketing was introduced in December 2014, but it has not yet gained much popularity among commuters.

Mumbai train tickets and passes will cost 5% less if you buy them through your mobile

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 03:53 PM IST
Railways are trying to encourage commuters to use mobile ticketing so as to reduce queues at the city’s railway stations.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation claims these mobile phone applications are illegal and advises people to use the official app — IRCTC Rail Connect.(Getty Images)
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation claims these mobile phone applications are illegal and advises people to use the official app — IRCTC Rail Connect.(Getty Images)

Failed to book tatkal ticket? These apps may be to blame

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 02:47 PM IST
The reason behind the phenomenon of “vanishing berths” could be revealed with a visit to the Google Play Store — where a search of ‘tatkal train tickets’ will fetch up numerous unofficial / illegal mobile applications that promise tatkal tickets in as few as 20 seconds.  
The testing of the trilingual tickets was conducted at the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) headquarters.(HT file photo)
The testing of the trilingual tickets was conducted at the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) headquarters.(HT file photo)

From May 1, train tickets in Mumbai will have journey information in Marathi

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 01:18 PM IST
The move will be brought into effect on May 1 to commemorate Maharashtra Day.
Talgo Train running between Delhi-Mumbai crosses Shivaji Bridge in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2016.(HT File Photo)
Talgo Train running between Delhi-Mumbai crosses Shivaji Bridge in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2016.(HT File Photo)

Railways saves Rs 77 crore from ‘Give it up’ scheme on discounted rates

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 09:18 PM IST
From August 15, 2016, to March 31, 2018, about 40 lakh senior citizens had voluntarily given up concessions resulting in a saving of Rs 77 crore for the Railways from this initiative, the ministry said in a statement
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