These days, booking a train ticket has become very easy. One can go to the official website of Indian Railways and look at the train timings and book a ticket according to their convenience. One does not have to stand in a waiting line and take all effort to book a train ticket anymore. The only thing that they need to do is to log into the official website of Indian Railways that is IRCTC and then check all the possible details of each and every train. They can get to know how many trains run to a particular destination on the day they want to travel. Then they can also check how many berths are available in the train on that given date. If seats are available they can also buy the tickets online as well.
One can also book train tickets with the help if Tatkal scheme. The Tatkal bookings open at 10 AM in the morning for the AC Classes and at 11 AM for the non AC classes on one day advance from the exact date of the journey of a given train. For example, if a train is leaving on the 10th of October, the counter for Tatkal bookings will be opened at 10 AM and 11 AM respectively on the 9th of October. No Tatkal duplicate tickets are issued in any chance. This is because; these tickets are bought only in exceptional cases and with full payment of ticket fare and the extra Tatkal charges on it. Tatkal ticket booking does not need any kind of identity proof when the booking is done. But during the time of journey, the passenger needs to show an original identity proof to the TT’s or officials. It can either be a Voter identity card or a Pan card or a Driving License or a Passport or an Aadhar Card.
Everyone knows that obtaining the PNR number of a train ticket is very important. At present, one can also get the PNR status of a particular train by using online websites. There is no need to go to a station to avail the PNR status. Ones the ticket is booked, one can get to see the ten digits PNR number which is written on top left of the ticket. One can log in to IRCTC website or other websites and enter those ten digit number to the given block and get PNR status in return. If they want, they can also dial the toll free number given by the Indian Railways and provide the ten digit number in order to get back the PNR status in their phone via message.
So, traveling by train has become very easy. One can do everything and obtain every information by sitting at home only with the help of a few clicks. Not only that, one can also order food in the train when they are traveling. Delivery of food in trains have become a very normal thing, all thanks to those e catering services which provide food timely and according to passengers’ convenience.