Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to assist pilgrims in the Char Dham Yatra through its special train. The Yatra has been resumed by the Uttarakhand government on September 18. The Deluxe AC tourist train is launched under the 'Dekho Apna Desh' program to ensure tourists have appropriate amenities. Char Dham Yatra is to last for 16 days. The tour begins at the Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi.
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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in partnership with Cordelia Cruises will launch India's first-ever Indigenous premium cruise service on September 18. It offers a variety of tourism options like Goa, the Lakshadweep islands, and Sri Lanka starting at Rs 19,000. Starting from May 2022, the cruise will sail from Chennai to destinations like Colombo, and Jaffna. Those interested can register on… read-more
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Vodafone Idea (Vi), Canara Bank, Exide Industries, LIC Housing Finance, and three more are put under the F&O ban by the NSE on Sept 15. These stocks have crossed 95% of the Market-Wide position limit (MWPL). MWPL is the maximum number of contracts to be open at any given time. Thus, no fresh positions are permitted for these companies, until the reversal of the ban by NSE.
To provide more tourism options, IRTC is set to start its first luxury cruise liner service in India on September 18. The liner has on September 6 already started sailing to reach Mumbai, where it will start its first journey towards Goa. Reportedly, the ship can carry 2,000 passengers and offers restaurants, a swimming pool, bar, open-air theatre, etc. However, IRTC would offer international journeys after mid-2022.
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IRCTC has launched a 16-day pilgrimage tour package of ''Chardham Yatra'' by 'Dekho Apna Desh' Deluxe AC Tourist Train. The 8,500 km journey will start from Delhi's Safdarjung Railway station on September 18, 2021, covering Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarkadhish. Amid Covid protocols, booking has been restricted to 120 tourists against 156 passengers… read-more
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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched online booking for bus services as well. Live from January 29, the services will cover 22 states and 3 UTs with over 50,000 state road transport corporations and private bus-operators. Offering a variety of buses to customers, the service will also be available on the IRCTC official mobile-app by March. With this, IRCTC aims to become the first government ‘One… read-more
To enhance the user-friendly experience while booking train tickets, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched the refurbished website and app of IRCTC. The new features include simultaneous meal and hotel bookings along with e-ticket booking, predictive entry suggestions using AI, simplified train search and selection, easy checking of refund status and among others. Minister Goyal said, railways is "constantly working to augment its… read-more
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The central government is reaching out to the Sikhs by sending 47-page pdf-attached emails through IRCTC. The PDF in Hindi, Punjabi, and English starts with Qaumi Seva Award offered to PM Modi and illustrates the steps taken by his government towards Sikh society. While the Railway official called it a part of the government’s outreach program to Sikhs of Punjab, a few condemned the act and termed it "party campaign'.
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The Indian Railways has begun a new initiative, 'Meri Saheli', in order to ensure safe journey to female travellers. Under the initiative, a squad of women RPF personnel will educate female passengers at boarding stations about safety precautions and advice them to call '182' in any untoward situation. Besides, the seat number of female passengers will also be recorded and passed to en route stops for continuous watch.
The upgraded version of the Karnataka's "The Golden Chariot" train is set to resume its operations, starting January 2021. The luxurious train had stopped owing to insufficient passengers and the State Tourism Development Corporation has now upgraded it with lavish features including a Smart TV in every vestibule and safety features such as CCTVs. Reportedly, due to COVID-19 the train services will now include special protocols like… read-more
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