We are facing some technical issues that is why we are not able to show the pnr status and train running status features. We are working on this issues and we fill fix them soon. Meanwhile we will post about updates on the Indian Railways. Here are the updates in the March month:
Train Fare Increasing: Though the fare of the train was not increased in this year budget, the railway department is in discussion with the railway minister to increase the fare. The railway department has put forward a comparison sheet which compares the fares with other travelling mediums like buses.
Pantry Car Replaced with AC Coach: The railway department is running 17 rajdhani express trains. Currently 9 of the rajdhani trains have one pantry car and the remaining has 2 pantry cars. Our railway department is going to replace one of the pantry car with the third AC coach. This will add some revenue to the Indian Railways.
New Ticket Cancellation Method: Users can now cancel the train ticket just by dialing 139 from their mobile and following the instructions. After cancellation an OTP will be sent to the users mobile which has to be produced at the railway counters to get the refund.
New Tatkal Booking Timings: Tatkal timings are changed longback. Just as an update I am writing here. At 10Am passengers can book only Ac tickets and at 11Am passengers can book sleeper class tickets. This is reduce the burden on the IRCTC servers.
Ticket Fare for Kids: Indian railways is planning to cancel the half fare ticket for kids. For children also the fare is going to be full. f this is approved then this new fare will be implemented from April 22.
Ecatering: Indian Railways in partner with IRCTC is planning to bring internet services to the passengers. Passengers can order their favorite food from any of the tied up food delivering services. Currently IRCTC partnered up with foodpanda, KFC and many other. It also planning to bring gaming services also in the running trains. Let see how these gaming services are going to work.
These are the main updates on Indian Railways. In conclusion, there may be chance of increase in the ticket fare. Railway is going to introduce some good services like cancellation method and e-catering.