Indian Railways To Provide Free Meals To Passengers If Train Gets Delayed For Over 2 Hours
The Indian Railways has announced to offer free meals to passengers if the train gets delayed by over two hours. The free meal will be available in veg and non-veg, and can be availed for any sort of delays. The free meals will be offered in premium trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Durontos. Furthermore, IRCTC will soon set up new kitchens and improvise the existing ones.
Tags: Indian Railways, IRCTC, Free Meal, Train Food, Train Delay
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express, 1st Train In India To Only Offer Vegetarian Meals
The Indian Railways has stated that passengers on the Vande Bharat Express travelling from Delhi to Katra would be served solely vegetarian meals. The new regulation makes the Delhi-Katra Vande-Bharat Express the country's first Sattvik-certified train. The IRCTC intends to apply this in 18 additional trains, including the Vande Bharat to Varanasi, after negotiating… read-more
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Indian Railways Suspends Around 120 Trains For Maintenance Issues On July 27
Due to maintenance and operational issues, Indian Railways canceled around 120 trains on July 27. In addition, 44 trains have been partially suspended owing to similar causes. A total of 46 trains have been diverted or postponed due to unanticipated factors such as derailment and natural causes. 40 trains have been diverted, while 6 have been postponed. Passengers can check the updated schedule of trains on… read-more
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Indian Railways Cancels 148 Trains Across India Due To Track Repairs On July 26
Indian Railways canceled 148 trains across India owing to track repair and operational work on July 26. More than 48 trains have been partially canceled and some rescheduled as a result of similar circumstances. 42 trains that were originally planned to depart have had their timetables modified by Indian Railways owing to derailings caused by natural disasters and other maintenance-related concerns. Passengers can check the updated list on… read-more
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IRCTC, First Indian Firm To Provide Tourist Train Between 2 Countries, India & Nepal
Tourist trains operated by Indian Railways under the Bharat Gaurav Scheme will depart from New Delhi on June 21. It will operate on Ramayana Circuit, which is part of the "Swadesh Darshan" plan. The trip would cost roughly Rs 65,000 per person, according to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. By linking two nations India and Nepal, with a tourist train, IRCTC becomes the first agency to achieve this milestone.
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Courtesy: Zee News
Indian Railways Doubles Maximum Number Of Ticket Limit Booked Per User ID
The Indian Railways has doubled the number of tickets that can be booked per user ID through the IRCTC app and website. With this, users whose accounts aren't linked to their Aadhar, can book up to 12 tickets a month, compared to the earlier six tickets a month. Meanwhile, users whose accounts are linked to their Aadhar can book 24 tickets a month, compared to the earlier 12 a month.
Tags: IRCTC, Train tickets, Indian Railways, Aadhar, Travel
No More Heavy Luggage Allowed In Trains, Imposes Hefty Penalty: IRCTC
In order to keep Indian passengers' luggage in check, the IRCTC issued a circular with a warning of a hefty fine over excess luggage in train compartments. Recently, the Railway Ministry said, "Do not carry excess luggage while traveling by train". The luggage limit for passengers is, 40kgs in sleeper class, 50 kgs in AC-I Tier, and 70 kgs for maximum depending upon coaches.
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IRCTC Organizes Shri Ramayan Yatra From Delhi, Promotes Religious Tourism
The Shri Ramayan train tour backed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is to commence from Delhi, on February 22. However, the train was scheduled to run on February 9, 2022, but it was extended to February 22 due to Covid-19. The train will run for 19 nights/20 days and promote religious tourism in the country. Notably, For more details log in to the … read-more
Tags: India, IRCTC, Shri Ramayan train tour, Tourism, art & culture
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IRCTC Joins Hands With BoB; Launches BoB Rupay Credit Card
Bank of Baroda Financial Solutions (BOBFS) came together with IRCTC and launched BoB Rupay credit scheme. The new IRCTC BoB Rupay cashless scheme will help travelers to book tickets with maximum savings. Besides cheap tickets, the BoB cardholders will have additional benefits in shopping categories including fuel. IRCTC Chairman Rajni Hasija said, the users can also avail reward points (40) which is INR 100, to be used for tickets.
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Bharat Gaurav Trains Can Be Operated By Pvt. Sector; IRCTC
Bharat Gaurav trains, which were established to increase tourism in the nation, can be run by private operators according to railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw (IRCTC). The minister stated that any tour agency may take as many trains as they want based on their business model and alter according to their tour plan. Moreover the govt. will provide support in the areas of maintenance, parking, water supply, and food supplies as needed.
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Courtesy: Hindustan Times