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What Is IRCTC? And How To Book Train Ticket In IRCTC?

What Is IRCTC?

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is a subsidiary of Indian Railways and it operates facilities like catering, tourism, and online tickets. This is the second busiest service in the world, which makes 15 lakh to 16 lakh bookings of tickets on a single day.

All of us must have traveled on the train at some time. If you have done, then you will definitely know about the process being done before the journey such as booking of tickets.

IRCTC is a major branch of our Indian Railways. The main purpose of this is to help people with catering and tourism. But along with this, the Government of India also gave it the responsibility of booking train tickets online.

For train ticket booking on Indian Railway, a common man can also book it online from his home.

Indian Railway is the fourth (4th) largest railway network in the world. USA, China, Russia are first, second and third in the case of Railway Network. Its head office is located in New Delhi.

The main founder of IRCTC is the Ministry Of Railways. This organization monitors the railway transport in the country.

Now you must have understood what exactly is IRCTC and how this organization works. Then let’s see now how we can book and online e-ticket on the IRCTC website.

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Food Services Tie-Up With IRCTC

It has been tying up with multiple food delivery companies. Through which people can order food from their phones while traveling on the train.

If you order some food in the middle of the train. Your food will be waiting for you at the next station. From there you pick it up by using these food service providers.

Such as Foodpanda, Hello Curry, Pizza Hut, KFC, and Jubilant Foodworks. All these companies have tied-up with IRCTC.

How To Book Online Train Ticket In IRCTC?


You can easily get a train ticket from your phone or laptop. But before that, you will have to create an IRCTC account.

If you do not have a laptop or computer then how will you book on your phone? For this, you will have to download the official app “IRCTC Rail Connect” or “PayTM” on your phone.

Through these two apps, you can easily book tickets online on your phone. Booking by phone is a very easy task, but let’s see some steps through which you can make a booking from a computer.

  • Login to URL with your existing IRCTC user id and password.
  • Click on Book Ticket and fill in details for plan my travel.
  • Select the train and coach as per your comfort and continue the booking.
  • Use existing passenger lists or add passengers.
  • Confirm booking details and pay through Credit/Debit card, Net Banking, UPI to get successful confirmation of booking.

Now you must have got some idea about how to book train tickets online for your journey.

What Is PNR Status In IRCTC?

Passenger Name Record (PNR) is a number that consists of personal information of a passenger.

It can be ascertained from the PNR number whether a person is traveling alone or in a group. Also, you can check the status of your ticket booking whether it is waiting or confirmed or is under reservation against cancellation (RAC).

If you want to find the number of your seat or the number of the coach, or when the train will arrive and when it will leave. You can see all this information with the PNR number.

How To Check Train Status?

If you want to check IRCTC Live Train Status, then you can do this easily. Also, I’ll prefer to read this NTES For detailed explanation, you may need an internet connection. There are many sites where you can check the online train status. some of them are :

Running Status:

Rail Yatri:

At the same time, you can check the PNR Status of the IRCTC Ticket. Also, Train availability can be checked.

What is IRCTC AIR?


Now you must be thinking that this is the organization of Indian Railways, But where did the plane talk come from.

Actually, IRCTC has launched its new scheme, in which you will get to book a plane ticket online. For this, you can do with your mobile or your computer, it is like booking tickets for the train.

You can make a booking by downloading its official app from the play store called IRCTC Air.

IRCTC and Indian Railways QnA’s

How to contact IRCTC customer care?

For Railway tickets booked through online
Customer Care Numbers: 0755-6610661, 0755-4090600
General Information:
I-tickets/e-tickets :
For Cancellation E-tickets:
Social Media Handles:

What is the IRCTC new website?

Recently, they have redesigned its website NextGen and it looks very beautiful. In this, you will get to see some new features, Also, they make the website faster as compared to the old one.

Who maintains the IRCTC organization?

Indian Railway maintains the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) along with this CRIS (Center for Railway Information Systems) maintains the NGeT (Next Generation e-Ticketing) website.

What is the full form of IRCTC?

It is an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation.

How can I check my PNR status?

A PNR number is assigned to every ticket booked. You can check your ticket’s confirmation status on the Indian Rail Website.


I hope that you guys have come to understand all the important information about Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and Indian Railways.

I have a small request to all of you so that you can send this information to all your friends and the people of your neighborhood. Those who have traveled or are about to travel on Indian Railways.

So that there will be awareness among us and it will benefit everyone. I need your support so that I can convey more new information peoples.

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