IRCTC (www.irctc.in) is the most popular and widely used railway reservation portal that is used by millions of people in India. This railway reservation website is free to use. All a user needs is to log in and register on the IRCTC website to use its services.
Registration on IRCTC website is very simple. All you need is to fill in some details, which include your name, e-mail Id, date of birth and password. By filling out a simple registration form, anyone can become a member of the IRCTC website. IRCTC login and registration is must for booking a railway ticket for your journey. It is very convenient to book a railway ticket using IRCTC website. It saves time and efforts.
By becoming a registered member of IRCTC, you don’t have to stand in long queues at the railway counters to book a railway ticket. You can do so from the comforts of your home or a cyber café. All your need to have is a credit card or an online bank account to reserve a train ticket. You can book three kinds of train ticket using IRCTC website.
The three kinds of train tickets are:
3. Tatkal ticket
An E-ticket is the most convenient train ticket that you can avail. Once you book an e-ticket all you need to travel is just to take the print out of the e-ticket. You need to have identity card with you while travelling on the train, details of which should match with details you provided while booking the ticket. An I-ticket unlike an e-ticket is not sent to your e-mail account but it is delivered to your address and it is similar to the ticket that you would have received if you have booked a train ticket on a railway counter. Tatkal is the last minute booking and you can get a tatkal ticket only 2 days before the scheduled departure of the train.