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Readers Respond: Have You Experienced a Problem with Making Your Indian Railways Reservation?

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There's nothing like trying to reserve a ticket for travel on Indian Railways as a source of irritation. Issues with the internet reservation system, and failed attempts at booking, are common. Have you experienced a problem? Share your frustrations here. Share Your Problems

Next Gen - IRCTC Web Site Failure

Today, I am unable to get through the tatkal ticket booking. once I select the journey details and proceed for train selection: Web message " You have changed the Journey details. kindly click on submit button" even after repetitive attempts and after clicking on n nos of time on submit button still could not succeed for booking. kindly look in to issue and resolve the technical issue. even undersigned tried for help line and understand that this issue is being raised by many passengers too. BUT due to the technical laps I have missed the opportunity to get the TATKAL Booking.
—Guest akash

Debit card booking Problem

I have a Central Bank debit card... how am I supposed to book a next generation e ticket on irctc when none of the abovementioned payment gateways are unavailable? there are only few bank payment options like sbi or andhra bank for debit card.. please help
—Guest Prithwiraj Sahababu

Next Gen - IRCTC Web Site Failure

Today, I am unable to get through the tatkal ticket booking. once I select the journey details and proceed for train selection: Web message " You have changed the Journey details. kindly click on submit button" even after repetitive attempts and after clicking on n nos of time on submit button still could not succeed for booking. kindly look in to issue and resolve the technical issue. even undersigned tried for help line and understand that this issue is being raised by many passengers too. BUT due to the technical laps I have missed the opportunity to get the TATKAL Booking.
—Guest Schendker Jey

unable to login next gen e-ticket

I am unable to log in into IRCTC website. When I enter User name & Password, From station & To station, it has been asking for User ID, Password & Captcha. When I enter the same again it will back to From station & To station. Again & again the same thing is happening. Unable to trace it out the problem. Kindly help me out. Whether the User ID same as Username or it is different. If it is different how to create User ID.
—Guest Daniel Mitra

Unable to view train availability

Hey all, Today only I have created a new account in IRCTC and all verification was done perfectly. Once I logged in, it is showing " Dear Customer, You have been successfully migrated to Next Generation e-Ticketing website. To Print/Cancel/FileTDR of your old transactions done before migration, click "My Transactions" below. To book e-tickets , click "Proceed For Booking". After migration new transactions can be viewed in "Booked Ticket History" in Next Generation e-Ticketing website. " Navigating, to the above mentioned link, once again asks me to enter into "www.irctc.co.in" where it asks me to login again and this process repeats forever and I couldn't check into train availability\booking part. I tried in both Windows Firefox and IE and I tried in another laptop also. May I get this issue resolved by any means? Thanks
—Guest Malathi

Indian Railways problems

First of all the website sometime works and often does not. Many dead links. Train number instead trains names, is a very strange way of booking. There is no train names list available, or not visible.
—Guest Mehrnoosh

Debit card booking unavailability

I have a UCO Bank and yes bank debit card... how am I supposed to book a ticket on irctc when none of the abovementioned payment gateways are unavailable? there are only few bank payment options like sbi or andhra bank for debit card.. please help
—Guest Hrishi Baruah

Foreign quota tickets online

Is it possible to book foreign quota tickets online? If yes then what is the procedure? Ans: Unfortunately, no, it's not possible.
—Guest Traveler

Reservation

Why we Indians suffer.I had booked my ticket 20 days before sector delhi to hyderabad but could not go as it was still WL 2 and chart was prepared.Why cant we arrange the other bogie to settle all the passengers or why cant we start another train? I think this happens in Indian only when we are just help up bcoz of not availability of seats.
—Guest Sudha

Reservation without mobile is possible

Hi I found a work around on how foreigners can make train reservations on Indian trains without a mobile phone. Check a site called TravelIndiaSmart.com and the page title is 'How to Buy train tickets without local mobile phone' Hope this helps . . .Cheers!
—Guest Renu

Reservation?

I am a US Resident. How can I make a train reservation online? I do not have an Indian mobile phone, and all my credit cards are US bank issued. Thank-you.
—Guest Jeffrey Mitchell

Train Reservation in India work around

Some websites show a work around but I have not tried it. Your site says there is none. There is another site I saw with some useful information on this topic http://nriinformation.com/faq_two/faq_page98.htm If I do find a work around will let you know. I live in the US and have successfully in 2010 booked online tickets and find it frustrating now. I don't want to enter my information on any website that may not be legit. Ans: Yes, as the website you mention says, it's really hard to find a work around these days unfortunately.
—Guest Renu

log in

Difficulty in registering an account Spent 2 hours trying to register an acount!!! and not successful at that. The website form asked for a mobile number and other details. After a long delay the website kicked me out. Tried to fill up the form again and now the website says mobile number already registered!!!!!!!! and the mobile no is mandatory for them and unique for me so couldnt reach next level and there is no provision to reach out and fix issues. very sad experience. Shame!!!
—Guest devidass mahendru

Mrs

Could not complete because I do not have a mobile number in India what do I do?
—Guest Susan valdespino

Booking train tickets from abroad

Oh, it all sounds so familiar: the Foreign Credit Card Problem, the Indian Mobile Phone Number Conundrum ... I've spent hours corresponding with Indian Railways, and the most exasperating experience of all is when they refuse to acknowledge that there is any problem at all, making you believe it's not their fault, but it's you who's to dumb to handle their booking system. -- I hope that was rant enough?
—Guest Christian

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