IRCTC Announced Train Ticket Booking New Rule

 IRCTC Next Generation e-Ticketing System New Rules and Login

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IRCTC - Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has announced a new rule for railway ticket booking. Due to COVID-19 pandemic this rule were made and new protocol should be followed for Ticket Booking.

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been decided that the second reservation chart will be prepared 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of trains. Last few month, during the Covid-19 pandemic this chart was prepared two hrs. before the scheduled departure of trains to notify the passengers who had booked the seats in a train.

Before the corona-virus outbreak, Generally IRCTC used to release first chart of booking four hours before departure of the train. For booking of the remaining seats, passengers could book the remaining seats through online before release the second chart or passengers could book the tickets in the counter through PRS (passenger reservation system) 30 minutes before the train departure.

As per statement by the Indian Railway the second reservation charts were prepared 30 minutes to 5 minutes before the schedule departure of the train. As per refund provisions, it was permitted to the travelers to cancel the booked tickets during this period. This rule will be help to many travelers who are traveling through train during the Covid-19 period, they could cancel the booked tickets and get refund even if the plan changes at the last minute.

Railway Ministry said that this provision effective from 10th October'2020. The IRCTC rules for the e-booking will remain same.


How To Book Railway E-Ticket From IRCTC Next Generation Portal:

Step_1: Visit the IRCTC official website OR you can click at 

Step_2:  On the left site of the home page you will see a form then you have to put your Departure station name, Arrival station name, Departure date, Select the seat.

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Step_3:  Then Click on 'Find Trains'

Step_4:  Another page will open with train options and you have to select a train as per your convenience.


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Step_5: Then Click on 'Check Availability and fare'

Step_6:  On the next page you will see Total Fare & No of seats availability as per your desired date.

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Step_7: Click on ‘Book Now’ then one pop up will be open and you have agree the all the terms and conditions 'I Agree'

Step_8: Login page will open and need  login to irctc account by using your credentials

Step_9: You have to put the all necessary details

Step_10: On the Final Page you have to make the payment  and your seats will be booked. User will received the confirmation along with ticket on your registered phone number and email id also. 

IRCTC Quick Links:

  1. Train Search or Book your tickets:
  2.  Check PNR Status:
  3.  Check  Reservation Chart:

I have covered the all the necessary details regarding the new rule of the IRCTC railway ticket booking and how you can book the e-ticket i have completed step by step. Hope it will be help to you and if you like the post kindly share it with your family and friends and do not forget to leave the comment.

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