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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

change in berth allotment in the chart.

myself 71/ my wife 69 were allotted a middle & side upper berth in the chart of Garib Rath Express 12201 of 29.09.2014 inspite of booking lower berths 37&.40in G11 while booking due to change in rakes of 75 / 84 berth resply causing inconveniece to both of us. The TTE himself requested a passenger to give us a lower berth. who is responsible for this mess.TTE says this is the order of the day in this train.Railway should take immediate action to demolish all coaches having 84 berth & make a standard. My PNR No was 8127818676
—Guest p.s.subramanian

IRCTC online tatkal tickting

It was observed that from August to September end IRCTC online system was excellent. But nowadays again it becomes as older slow version.
—Guest Swapnil M

Problem while opening the IRCTC site

From last two days...there are no response from IRCTC site and continuously buffering. "Kya Railways ke Achhe din Kabhi Nahi Ayenge"
—Guest Rajeev Ranjan

Uncertainity to get confirmed rly ticket

I am a student ,preferring travel by train(Ind.rail). Every time,I get only waiting ticket even at very advance date I book. It is 6th. occasion, at eleventh hour,I had to run behind brokers for tatkal tickets and pay as much as Rs.500-600 extra. How can I afford such mental and financial burden? Really it is very disgusting and painful. I personally feel there is some racket going on behind this ticket scarcity. Pl. take measure to avoid such situation ,else do not issue/withdrew all user ID such that we only depends on booking agents or on rly.counter. Thanks.
—Guest suruchi soren

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

Crappy Tatkal Online Booking

I guess the for the people who should not be booking online tickets they have a system of booking tickets only between 10AM and 12PM yet you cant click either on the date select button or the submit button, I am missing my Tatkal booking today because of this. Indian railways should definitely look into this and take care of genuine passengers instead of the travel agents who are corrupting the railway employees.
—Guest Mukul

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

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