Indian railways Ticket
Indian railways boast of lowest train fare across the world. Earlier, Indian Railways Ticket services were done manually till late 1980s. In 1986, it opened a complete computerized center of ticket reservation, in New Delhi.
After the year of 1995, then entire system of ticketing became Internet friendly and passengers can easily access information related to tickets availability and status. At present, the network of booking the tickets has been improvised by means of computerized systems with an exception to far flung regions.
The computerized centers let the passengers book the tickets all over the country. It has become easy to access the Indian Railways Ticket with the introduction of mobile phones and Internet technology.
The introduction of technology into the Indian railways also leads the passengers to pay a few additional surcharges with the actual amount of the ticket. Passengers who frequently make use of train services can buy a quarterly or monthly (Season) pass in order to enjoy uninterrupted travel.
The Indian Railways Ticket system also announced a price cut on the basic cost of the ticket for senior citizens. The system also provides discounts to people with different categories, which include high-ranking government officials, students and disabled. Passengers, also have an option of season tickets, through which one can enjoy unlimited journey on a particular train for a specific time period.
Booking the tickets
In order to book Indian Railways Ticket, it is essential to mention particular details such as discount (if qualified), age, name etc. The cost of tickets basically includes the actual fare according to the classification of the rail. If there is a dearth of seat availability, then the tickets are issued with the wait-listed number written on it.
The ticket is said to be confirmed only if it includes coach and berth number written on it. The passenger enlisted in the waiting list, should wait till the time there are sufficient cancellations being made by others. If in a case, ticket is not confirmed until the date of departure, the passenger is not permitted to travel in the train.
Cancellation of tickets
There are a few tickets comes under the Reservation against Cancellation (RAC) category, which shows that the ticket is amongst confirmed list and waiting list. With tickets of this nature a passengers have the permission to enter the rail and take a selected seat given by the TC (Ticket Collector).
Online booking and cancellation of tickets
The official website of Indian Railways is introduced for the convenience of the passengers, where one can book and cancel the tickets online, with a surcharge or deduction of money on the actual value.