Getting a confirmed railway ticket during the festive season is a miracle. Most people see the status of WL (waiting list) as soon as they access the booking portal of IRCTC online. However, Indian Railways always try to resolve availability issues with multiple solutions that include increasing the number of running trains or decreasing the frequency gaps between trains and more. Moreover, with a recent announcement, Railways said that passengers without confirmed tickets can now travel. “The new announcement will give passengers an opportunity to travel in trains without reservation during the festive season. The only condition that you need to fulfil is to have a waiting ticket bought at the ticket window”, mentioned zee news.
Indian Railways Passengers Can Now Travel Without Confirm Ticket
As per the new announcement, “after purchasing the ticket at the counter, you must acquire the one created by TT. If you have such a ticket, the ticket checker cannot keep you from travelling. This service is not available to those who purchase tickets online. If tickets are not confirmed online, passengers will not be allowed to board the train. The ticket’s price will be reimbursed.”
On the other hand, users can now book tatkal tickets very easily with a new app called Tatkal app, authorised by IRCTC. To offer this instant service of getting tatkal tickets easily, Railways has partnered with Railofy, which is a Bangalore-based start-up and is now a new premium booking partner of Indian Railways. Moreover, “this software has unique functions for fast booking a tatkal ticket by pre-filling all the information. 179 special trains have been launched by Indian Railways to improve traveller comfort.”
Due to over-demand, Railways has initiated the commencement of new trains for the Diwali and Chhath festivals. Indian Railways announced that “179 special trains will run in celebration of Diwali and Chhath. Most trains will travel to Purvanchal. The distinctive Chhath celebration will shortly be observed in the Purvanchal regions, including Bihar. In this case, Purvanchal residents who live in Delhi may take the special train. In a few other states, plans are also being made to run special trains throughout the holiday season”, mentioned Zeenews.