Irctc Train Timings, Availibility, Schedule
The Indian Railways Website
Most of us in India, by now must have travelled by Indian railways at some point of time and most of them have come out of the journey with good memories. Traveling by using the Indian railways has its own charm and quiet a lot of people including the foreigners enjoy that and hence you will see lot of them still flocking back to the Great Indian Railways. And now with upgraded services like 24 hour customer call number, online reservations and booking there is nothing that railways needs to look back too, it is a winner all the way.
Indian railways is owned by the Ministry of railways, a few years ago when technology was knocking at our doors, Indian railways also got up and got their act right. Close to a decade ago, Indian railways launched the site www.indianrail.gov.in. This site provided a comprehensive list of all the things that we wanted to know while we travelled. This site was like the Bible of Indian Railways, for any details pertaining to the railways you could easily go and check the details. Once this site was stabilized and popular, the developed a site which was meant only for booking tickets and promoting tourism. The site was www.irctc.co.in. India’s more than half the travel plan happens on this site. Both the sites have gained immense popularity and terrific usage.
There are lot of facilities that is provided by the irctc site and few of them that can be mentioned are checking of trains, booking of tickets, cancellation of tickets, monthly season pass and other things. One of the most necessary things to be done before you plan a journey is check on the train and the ticket availability. Both of these can be done on the IRCTC.co.in. For logging in to irctc, all you need is a username and password; this is a onetime activity and is recommended for people who travel a lot. Once the login is done, if you are interested in knowing the train timings, you need to click on plan my travel. On clicking on plan my travel, the site will then further display you details like the stations where the travel Is expected to take place, so mention the to and from station codes. Specify the date, type of ticket and the quota that you are planning to travel on. As soon as are through with typing in the details, click on go and you will see a list of trains appearing for that destination.
To get information on the travel time for each of the time, click on the name of the train itself – this will provide you with the list of stations and what time is the departure and the arrival of the train. A quick detail of departure and arrival will be given on the screen itself. However; if you need the complete detail, click on the train name. Once that is decided, you can actually go ahead and book the tickets on the same site.
Getting details of train timings on IRCTC is also an easy task, and all that is required is navigation skills.