Waiting Rooms at Indian Railways

Not does Indian Railways provide you with Retiring Rooms(which are not free), but it also provides its passengers with Waiting Rooms and are for passengers which are to depart from a particular station.

Unlike retiring rooms where you have to pay to stay in a particular room, you can use the waiting rooms and their services without any cost. They are meant for all the passengers and are served on a first come first served basis. Continue reading

What are Retiring Rooms and how to book them?

Indian Railways also offer its passengers the facility of retiring room. They are paid and you can wait for your train there and it can be for 12 hours or 24 hours before or after the train timing. Retiring Rooms can be booked through the PNR Number of your ticket.

Most of the railway stations across the country don’t have retiring rooms available, but major stations such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai etc. have the facility of retiring rooms. One room can be registered per one PNR No. Continue reading

Cloakrooms at Indian Railways

Most of the major stations in India have Cloak Rooms which are made to protect your luggage, allowing to spend a day or two without any worries about your luggage. They are where you can leave your luggage by paying the prescribed charges.

Your luggage will be in safe custody and by depositing your luggage in the cloakrooms, you get the freedom to tour the city without worrying about your luggage.  Continue reading

Types of Trains

Indian Railways have different types of trains, all of which offer different services, facilities, fares, different speeds, and travel between different cities.

Some are superfast trains, some offer fewer facilities in competitive fares, while some offers AC, food and free bedding but cost according to services. Continue reading

Train Fare Enquiry Indian Railways

IRCTC has been constantly making efforts to improve their services and make it easier for passengers to travel on Indian Railways. They also offer an online service, Train Fare Enquiry which allows you to check the train fare for any train.

This is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get the correct fare information and train fare inquiry in just a few moments. Continue reading

Senior Citizen Concession in Indian Railways Train

Indian Railways provide special concession in the fares to all classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto group of trains to all the Senior Citizens. For Male Senior Citizens the minimum age is 60 years and for Female Senior Citizens the minimum age is 58 years.

The percentage of concession in the train fare is 40% for senior men citizens and for senior female citizens, it is 50 %.

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What is Waiting List and RAC?

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) manages most of the services related to Indian Railways. It also offers the option for the online booking of train tickets.

According to their official website, the advanced booking for train tickets open 120 before days of journey and passengers are assigned a specific ticket status which can be one of the following: Continue reading