Minister of Railways (India), Suresh Prabhu has introduced some interesting changes so that the passengers could enjoy hassle-free journey. Therefore, traveling with Indian Railways will be a wonderful experience from now on-wards.
Check out the new rules of Indian Railways that will make your journey through train excellent and joyous:
Executive lounges similar to Airport at the railway stations:
The first ever executive lounge of Indian Railways has been launched recently, at the Railway Station of New Delhi to give its passengers ‘airport-like’ experience. This elegant facility can be availed by the passengers, paying a nominal amount of Rs.100. The lounge is well equipped with all modern amenities like Wi-Fi, air-conditioner and TV. Soon the stations of Agra and Jaipur will be having similar lounges.
Refund on the cancellation of Tatkal tickets can be availed:
Earlier, Indian Railways did not offer any refund on the cancellation of Tatkal tickets but from 1st June 2016, passengers are enjoying a refund of 50% on getting their tickets cancelled. The timings of booking Tatkal tickets have also been changed. Now onwards, the Tatkal window can be accessed from 10 AM to 11 AM. The timings to book a ticket for sleeper class coach have been changed to 11 AM to 12 noon.
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If tickets of Rajdhani don’t get confirmed then fly with Air India:
The IRCTC and Air India has been collaborated to make your journey happy and comfortable. If your ticket for Rajdhani will not get confirmed, you will be able to reach your destination through a flight of Air India. Passengers having First Class AC tickets will not have to pay a single penny for the flight, but Passengers with second class and third class AC tickets, will have to pay an amount of Rs. 1500 to travel in the flight.
The fastest trains of India- Rajdhani and Shatabdi to have more coaches:
Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express are the two fastest trains of India that offers a comfortable journey. Now, these trains will be having more coaches in-order to increase the number of passengers to travel at a time. The best part is that a soft copy of the ticket (if stored in your mobile phone) will be considered valid during your journey through these trains. Maharajas Express is also the fastest and Luxury train in India which covers various destinations.
Get your tickets in your own language:
Now, you can book your tickets online in any regional language.
Tax-free ticket booking through credit or debit cards:
The passengers will not have to pay an additional cost of Rs. 30, if transactions will be made through credit and debit cards, while purchasing the train tickets at the reservation counters. This tax-free service has been started by the Indian Railways from 1st June, 2016.
Wake Up call have also been introduced:
Now you can sleep peacefully on-board without any fear as there will be wake-up calls facility on various trains. Indian Railways has launched this facility so that you don’t have to miss your destination due to oversleeping.
Hope the above mentioned changes and added facilities will give you world-class experience of traveling with Indian Railways!