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Having Problems with Accessing Irctc.co.in?
TOP COMMENTS ▼
Aakash Roy · 24 October 2014 - 23:47
4
· · Chrome 38.0 on Windows

service is down but you still can login from the following link and its like the old website: https://www.services.irctc.co.in/

▼ LAST 30 DAYS ...
Aakash Roy · 24 October 2014 - 23:47
· · Chrome 38.0 on Windows

service is down but you still can login from the following link and its like the old website: https://www.services.irctc.co.in/

Shiv Kumar Sharma · 24 October 2014 - 23:06
· · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

Yes, the IRCTC site is not opening for me since 10:30 AM today ( Oct 25th 14). Does anyone know if the server is down?

Gyan Prakash Srivastava · 24 October 2014 - 22:55
· · Chrome 38.0 on Windows

NOt working since 10 today .;How to book with this kind of worst service

Prasant Mohanty · 22 October 2014 - 13:41
· · Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows

since last 3 days it says sorry,, please try again .... as soon as i sumit for booking enquiry... i m fed up with this. how can i cancel a booked ticket now..... is there any other alternate for that?

▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Abul Ala Syed · 4 September 2014 - 00:38
India · Airtel Broadband · Internet Explorer 9.0 on Windows

I am not able to access IRCTC at 13.06 thu 04-sep-14. It says due to maintenance it is down

Sowmya Dharanipragada · 12 August 2014 - 22:35
India · Beam Telecom · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

Unable to perform transaction due to an internal error..this s what it is displaying.. Arghhh! Irritated wid da site's response tym today.

Jay Sundaram · 12 August 2014 - 22:29
India · Tata Teleservices Maharashtra · Firefox 29.0 on Linux

Usless. irctc site got crashed at 10:03 and not yet up. Only static master information is shown which is available in a printed timetable.

Kiran Senapati · 12 August 2014 - 22:22
United States · Monsanto · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

Unable to perform Transaction due to Internal error. Please try later.
Getting this error when I click on Book now!!

Nitin Manjera · 4 August 2014 - 01:51
India · BSNL · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

why irctc website is not working right now.
i want to cancel my ticket

Sunil Kumar · 2 August 2014 - 20:41
India · Idea Cellular · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

Why IRCTC website is down since 2nd August...Morning and still not working. I have to book ticket....is there another way to book online ticket?

Rohit Gaur · 23 July 2014 - 06:57
India · MTS · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

unable to book e-ticket . while selecting for my journey the date coloum is not responding and other services are also not into use for me after login in

Apurba China · 15 July 2014 - 01:03
India · Airtel Broadband · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Site is down now, unable to perform any transaction from last one hour

Ashok Shah · 9 July 2014 - 22:19
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam. · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Railway Minister should ensure that IRCTC Server should not be down for any reason.

Bharat Prasad · 8 July 2014 - 03:45
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

irctc is not opening, what happened to the new system, failed at the start

Ashutosh Moreshwar Khandekar · 6 July 2014 - 03:28
India · Hathway IP Over Cable Internet Access Service · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

At least some message about status of the site should be displayed if the site is not accessible

Jyothi Mookala · 4 July 2014 - 20:34
India · Airtel Broadband · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

For IRCTC please use the new website https://nget.irctc.co.in/eticketing/loginHome.jsf

Ravi Jain · 29 June 2014 - 01:39
India · Tikona Digital Networks · Firefox 23.0 on Windows

Its down today as well since morning.. Not able to proceed further after logging in the website.

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP verb) was used to attempt access.

Siddhita Gangan · 29 June 2014 - 01:36
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam. · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Just 3 days after the news "Government to pay Google $20 billion for acquiring IRCTC "...Confirming the deal, Google issued a press statement that read: “Google is blessed to have acquired IRCTC – India’s fastest ticket booking website." What are they doing???

Ramesh Bingi Cpc · 29 June 2014 - 01:29
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

waste service, how to cancel the present day's tickets if this situation comes, grabbing money from Indian citizens.. Modi ji aap kuch kar sakthe kya

Anand Kachhap · 23 June 2014 - 23:18
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

One of the most horrible sites I've ever seen. This site works somewhat with proxy servers only. How, the people dare to hike fares they just can't even upgrade their servers.

Pv Anoop · 20 June 2014 - 21:23
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

m unable to log in for past 3days. Can log in to old irctc site. then it says you are migrated to New generation page. but canot proceed further

Praveen Saraswatula · 18 June 2014 - 09:41
India · Airtel · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

no access to my booking history. i can't cancel the tickets, cannot do anything. any upgrade should be for good. i don't know who is maintaining this. 'horrible' is the only comment we can make.

Purushottam Kumar · 18 June 2014 - 09:12
India · Atria Convergence Technologies · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

My ticket list is not showing to cancel the ticket. How to cancel ticket after migrating to new look. when I click on Cancel ticket. it asks pnr no, transaction id, to station, from station and date of journey. And then No record found
Whats going on here...

Devi Chelladurai · 10 June 2014 - 01:17
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

"Irctc.co.in is UP and reachable" The website is probably down just for you...!!! What kind of statement is this???? Worst site irctc... there are millions and millions logging in to facebook..it takes a fraction of a sec even less than a second... whereas just a few ppl logging in to it creates headbang... why cant you irctc ppl bring a quick remedy for this...??

Bhupendra Chopra · 7 June 2014 - 03:10
India · Aircel. · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I had booked my parents ticket on 05th june, through my IRCTC login id. But when i searched my booking but there booking is not shows after April. 2014. How can i cancel my tickets?

Satish Kumar Kuchipudi · 6 June 2014 - 22:48
India · McAfee Software (India) Private Limited · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Am unable to login to this site from morning. it does not go further login screen, it says page not displayed. the worst site ever

Ashish Kumar · 6 June 2014 - 21:52
India · Tata Mobile · Chrome 27.0 on Windows

Don't know why but unable to login, it is always showing server sent no data, tried for more than 1 hour but alwaysa same thing. Crap site..

Baal Chaand · 6 June 2014 - 19:56
India · Reliance Communications · Firefox 21.0 on Windows

Today morning I am unable to login the website with my correct login details. I recvd an IIS webserver error page.

Deepak Rai · 5 June 2014 - 21:17
India · Airtel Broadband · Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows

IRCTC site is the worst site i have ever used, it never works and moreover it's always down so the ticket booking agents can make money, where is modi now and what the f#!k is he doing about it ?

Arihant Surana · 5 June 2014 - 20:43
India · Syscon Infoway · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Its down today as well since morning.. Not able to proceed further after logging in the website... says ..

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP verb) was used to attempt access.
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Please try the following:

•Contact the Web site administrator if you believe that this request should be allowed.
•Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
HTTP Error 405 - The HTTP verb used to access this page is not allowed.
Internet Information Services (IIS)
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Technical Information (for support personnel)

•Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 405.
•Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Setting Application Mappings, Securing Your Site with Web Site Permissions, and About Custom Error Messages.

Anyone facing this issue ? I have tried from different browsers . still same issue

Manish Desai · 4 June 2014 - 08:35
India · Reliance Communications · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I am unable to login to www.irctc.co.in since 9:00 am morning today (04-jun-14)
I am trying to cancel reservations for June 5 and 6, 2014. Is anybody else facing the same problem.. The password hint option isn't working either.

Anurag Tiwari · 4 June 2014 - 05:44
India · BSNL · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

Sbi payment option is not showing in all resources like internet banking, credit card, debit card

Gurucharan Das · 3 June 2014 - 05:30
India · Reliance Communications · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

The most unkindest cut of all is always i receive 'Online Reservation Error' from irctc---Dr. V..das

Amitsingh Rajput · 3 June 2014 - 01:27
India · National Internet Backbone · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

We facing very funny problem 3 June 14 11:30 to tell in Payment option SBI and SBI group Bank option are missing... What do now and where to contact???

Ramana Murthy Adi Venkata · 1 June 2014 - 22:15
India · TATA Communications · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

since two days i cannot accessing irctc web portal. any problem in ticketting

Aam Aadmi Arnab Letzrockz · 31 May 2014 - 16:45
India · Hathway IP Over Cable Internet Access Service · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Its still down. By when can we expect the site to be UP? I have to file TDR for my ticket.

Prianca Singh · 31 May 2014 - 16:15
India · Airtel Broadband · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

its already 4.30 and the site is still not working... whats wrong with irctc panel do they not know how much its used or are they completely mad??? anyone having any any info abt when is the site going to work???

Sachin Chaudhari · 31 May 2014 - 13:56
India · Home Systemsltd · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

i am trying to book ticket since 3 hours, site is not working or very rarely it get login further it collapses. its all about corruption in railways, they are linked up with agents and agents server works well and they pay to railway. If railway want more money then why don't they openly increase the rate, all bull shit people, Will Mr. Modi make the railway corruption free? or will it be more corrupted? big Question. Its frustrating and humiliating to common people. Even police take bribes from those thugs who stand on ticket window and make train tickets in black, its all openly going on.

Shivam Kumar Singh · 31 May 2014 - 13:18
India · Vodafone India · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

i am trying to book ticket from 4 hours but irctc site is not opening. where is indian railway going some time on bluet trail and most of time bell gare.

Prashant Singh · 31 May 2014 - 13:14
India · Airtel Broadband · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

The irctc site will be down till 4:30 AM, due to some server maintainence issue.

Should have atleast redirectect to some other page with info abt it.

For those who have to cancel tickets which will fall in 24 hrs window, can send a mail to etickets@irctc.co.in

Got this info from irctc customer care.

Vinay Gupta · 31 May 2014 - 05:57
India · Airtel Broadband · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

IRCTC is down since more than 36 hours. No information is therer about this.i think this is a consipiracy to show down BJP government by IRCTC staff.

Srinivas C Kale · 31 May 2014 - 03:41
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

The worst service ever faced trying to cancel booked ticket from past three days IRCTC website.. still no reponse Via.. mail, call, sms... IRCTC website not available...

Gnanamani Ashok · 30 May 2014 - 19:16
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I very much appreciate the IRCTC new version of website. I can book ticket in 2 min even tatkal. thank you for good initiative.

Swanand Patil · 29 May 2014 - 22:59
India · Bharti Broadband · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

IRCTC not at all working today.. try more than 20 times.. Horrible experience... IRCTC is the worst Website

Vaidyanathan Hariharan · 29 May 2014 - 20:03
India · BSNL · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

India is supposed to be a so-called IT hub. IRCTC proved that our government systems are the worst, as always. Any payment to be given to officers to run the website consistently? IT is of no use here. Only middlemen and bribery rules. Pathetic state of affairs. Even God cannot save this country :(

Vinod Kumar · 25 May 2014 - 22:05
India · Bharti Broadband · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

from 9.50 am to untill now not working, how to book emergency tickets. terrible.

Abhirav Kumar · 25 May 2014 - 12:32
India · BSNL · Firefox 29.0 on Linux

website is opening but the reservation system is down. It van only find trains but show Communication error when reserving a seat

Mukesh Kitawat · 23 May 2014 - 22:59
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam. · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

Please open source the IRCTC website code. Atleast will know what shit they are running...

Vanam Narendra Sharma · 21 May 2014 - 21:27
India · Idea Cellular · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

Indian Railways make people habituated with the online booking and troubling all indians at every day morning 10AM

DrSanjeev Kumar · 21 May 2014 - 10:52
India · BSNL · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

This is the worst website I ever visited for some useful work. 90 out of 100 times found not working

Vijaykumar Yadav · 18 May 2014 - 21:37
India · Spectranet · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Indian Railway your functioning smells like a dead rat... Mr. Minister shame on you... majority of the times the site does not function... utter shame...

Nilesh Kulkarni · 17 May 2014 - 23:49
India · Idea Cellular · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

After completing transaction its showing session expire... money is deducted from my account

Shreya Raj · 12 May 2014 - 02:00
India · RailTel Corporation · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

The worst site ever. dont know how much corruption we need to face. how much more we are gonna be robbed!!!

Ashok Kumar · 10 May 2014 - 21:51
India · Airtel

Worst Website Agent booking all ticket & giving half money to government

Gaurav Singh · 10 May 2014 - 04:14
India · Bharti Airtel Limited

Guys am also facing same problem am trying book ticket on IRCTC since a week daily times on different times... but no luck... firstly it will took more then 4-6 minutes just to log in ...then with snail speed it will show result ...even if you are lucky enough to go to payment gate way it will display a message your time out....Hope annoying services right now by IRCTC.. they are it self encouraging brokers n agents

Venkat Ravipati · 10 May 2014 - 02:46
India · Beam Telecom

I am trying to book a ticket since 4 days... my amount is debited for 4 times for 4 trials but ticket is not booked... it is showing timeout error... is anyone able to book a ticket?

Molly Khemani · 9 May 2014 - 23:21
India · Airtel Broadband

i am sitting since 10 Am to book a ticket and i either ger a session expire or unknown error or could not proceed with your request. i was proceeded to payment gateway but still got log in expire. do you really want us to book a ticket online or ur just fooling around IRCTC!!

Vikas Dendavey · 9 May 2014 - 18:54
India · Idea Cellular

Trying to do reservation for two days but session expires comes always and the money is getting debited every time.

Divya Bhatia · 8 May 2014 - 19:49
India · Airtel Broadband

after sign up.. just after 1 secs it is automatically logging out.. for last one day i am trying and same thing is happening

Sai Nath · 8 May 2014 - 10:34
India · Idea Cellular

sir after clicking find trains iam getting online reservation error plz help me

Jalaj Kulshrestha · 8 May 2014 - 06:31
India · Bharti Airtel Limited

irctc mostly face down time i think It's IT Professional not expert and Online Tatkal Option as show peace, railway staff don't want to purchase online ticket because it's not profitable for railway staff (they loose 2 no. income)..

Sapna Krish · 8 May 2014 - 01:47
India · Oracle Corporation

this is 3rd day i m not able to book... money credited from my a/c but ticket booking failed. time out ...

Sapna Krish · 7 May 2014 - 09:44
India · Vodafone India

can somebody giv them good software or outsourced to some good company, it jut loaded with advertizement.. not doing the work it should do, worst portal in this world.

Sawan Soni · 7 May 2014 - 08:43
India · Airtel Broadband

i think crisp cant handle the server, they needs to give the responsibility to TCS.

Mysore Shankar Chandan · 7 May 2014 - 05:37
India · BSNL

Have tried atleast 20 times to login from 12.01 pm till time, but not able to login

Ajay Thakur · 7 May 2014 - 01:41
India · NETWORK APPLIANCE Asia Pacific

not able to go after login page... irctc site is not responding from last 1 hr

Poonam Bhole · 7 May 2014 - 00:22
India · Broadband Internet Service provider

last two days your web site is not open please do something i want my booking ticket print out how i get the print out

Ramesh Narayanan · 6 May 2014 - 21:04
United States · Comcast Cable

What else can you expect from an Indian website maintained by Indians and run by crooks?

Rohit Hans · 6 May 2014 - 10:42
India · Airtel Broadband

incredibly poorly designed, awful performance… what else can we expect from the government…

Prashant Kumar Ivaturi · 6 May 2014 - 01:45
India · Atria Convergence Technologies

The site has been slow all day long. I have tried multiple times but it still is slow. It does not go beyond the login page.

▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
Amit Kapoor · 5 May 2014 - 00:28
India · Chandigarh

Site again not working... why don't they upgrade the site to allow more traffic online.

Dasari Jairam · 4 May 2014 - 22:31
India · Bharti Airtel Limited

it is very worst site which i have seen still now.. i am requesting the IRCTC management to look ..

K.m. Sundaram · 4 May 2014 - 04:09
India · BSNL

irctc.co.in login takes more time & some time this site doesn't works. If login happens for booking tickets I am struggling more than 1 hr. totally waste of my time.

Santosh Sany · 4 May 2014 - 01:17
India · BSNL

Why the management don't fix the issues? Now and ever this hpns. Amount debiting but ticket not buking. Now we can't login to site. 200 error is coming. Connection problem

Anshuman Gahlot · 4 May 2014 - 01:09
India · Beam Telecom

hopeless site. wasted 4-5 hours, money deducted, but ticket not booked

Vinay Jhawar · 4 May 2014 - 00:50
India · Reliance Communications

The site is developed and maintained by tcs and very often the site hungs up what a company tcs is how do they develop and maintain the sites is a real example in front of all

Mukesh Kumar · 4 May 2014 - 00:28
India · Aircel.

Dear IRCTC Middleware / Maintenance support team

Please try to increase the atleast 5 webservers and also the application server where your website is hosted as the sessions will be stored in application server. So that this can improve your site's performance and also never bring down all the servers. If any issue is faced, try recovering the server nodes one by one. And always keep a backup plan ready all the times.

Shiv Kumar · 3 May 2014 - 05:01
India · Bharti Broadband

What the hell. since morning I am trying to login but not be able to sucess. Now its 5.20 no tatkal or such any thing is running then why this website is running so slow...

Rama Krishna · 2 May 2014 - 22:27
India · Airtel Broadband

Since ages CRIS is not able to fix the problem. Addressing the users traffic.

Seshagirirao Mellachervu · 2 May 2014 - 05:50
India · Beam Telecom

Let irctc services be privatised. These people cant run this service from Govt side.

Jaweed Jamadar · 2 May 2014 - 01:07
India · BSNL

irctc making lots of money over web booking and tadkal booking, then why dont they spend money to fix site problem.

Shephalika Bharti · 1 May 2014 - 23:56
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam.

Is there no legal recourse for the inconvenience of lacs of people everyday.

Jayesh Kulkarni · 1 May 2014 - 01:52
India · Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra)

This is a hopeless site. I haven't seen any other site as bad as this.

Abdus Subhan · 30 April 2014 - 12:02
India · Alliance Broadband Services

tatkal time (10 am) irctc not loging/very slow, any told me how to book fast tatkal ticket book

Jonty Edwin · 29 April 2014 - 16:47
India · BSNL

what the hack!!! m trying to login from past 7 hours still no respone never seen a website like irctc.

Senthil Vel · 29 April 2014 - 06:51
India · Cognizant Technology Solution India India

I am trying to book the perimum ticket, from 3.00pm. still i am the error page after i goto payment page..

Aditya Mittal · 29 April 2014 - 05:19
India · BSNL

after login irctc account when i enter my details of travel its goes offline so whats the problem in going on

Anil Kumar Pendli · 29 April 2014 - 05:17
India · TATA Communications

Unable to retrieve due to communication failure... This is what I am getting for the past 30 min. This is not tatkal timings and still IRCTC is down.

San Yadav · 28 April 2014 - 21:35
India · BSNL

I Never seen the worst site like this...
This is clearly down by IRCTC, if they are not able to handle the traffic then they have to terminate the service...

Narendra Naidu Lolugu · 26 April 2014 - 21:47
India · Atria Convergence Technologies

irctc tatkal ticket booking became worst after 20th April 2014 upgrade.

Prakash Kumar · 26 April 2014 - 08:03
India · BSNL

Irctc & indian railway... Nothing to say. Where is media. Why media is not covering this news? Premium trains... Doing whole sale black marketing of berths by irctc & indian railway, tatkal means black marketing by indian rail. In fact indian railway is completely fail to fulfill the gap between demand & supply & bloody government ministers & concern department are not having / making any plan to fill the gap or to enhance the capacity to carry as such large nos of passengers. So dear all indians have to face the problem and there is no alternate looking in near future.

Arun Nagar · 26 April 2014 - 05:21
India · TATA Communications

Pathetic sarkari website. Haven't seen this website running properly. Need to learn from sites likes Facebook, which has more 4 times traffic as compared to irctc.com

Dharmesh Dutta · 25 April 2014 - 22:25
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam.

The Tatkal booking system runs contra to our Constitution because "Tatkal" is by the Government, of the Government and for the Government. Please consider following

Railways carry 14 million passengers daily of all classes - almost the size of entire Mumbai city!

My observation is that under advance/open booking system, only 7 million tickets are sold and the rest 7 million are kept as Waitlisted (read as Tenterhooks) or for Tatkal

You can imagine what happens at 10 AM daily - no ordinary soul, no matter how IT savvy he or she may be, can ever use the Tatkal system for the next 30 mins for following reasons that are controlled by back-end IT teams:

a) Login itself takes your patience away (despite the lean log-in format resorted to by the department)
b) If you are lucky to log-in, the basic data such origin/destination/date etc are disabled (all programmed)
c) If you are lucky to fill-in the basic data, the "search" button is "disabled"
d) If you are still lucky, the list of trains will get displayed on clicking the "search" button and then it will "hang" for more time before you click your choice of train
e) If you are still lucky, you will notice that 50% tickets are already sold in first 5 minutes by the time your reservation form pops-up on clicking "book" - hold on it's not over yet!
f) by the time you complete the reservation form, additional 25% seats have evaporated like the ice kept outside in delhi at 50 deg C!
g) now you are hanging on, hope in hopes, fill up the reservation form and click "make payment" and relieved that you are almost there for "Tatkal" ticket. But not so fast until you realize that "someone" has thrown you out of your link to the bank itself. howzatt?
h) yes, you are right! it's 10.15 am to 10.30 am now and all the "Tatkal" tickets are sold - definitely for the upper classes and with very slim chances for the "cattle class" still available - hope you heard that word somewhere - so that you can start all over again!

In short, from 9.30 am to 10.30 am (1 hour) the Government intervention is complete - a daily rigmarole!

Railways Charge a huge premium for apparently no difference in "Service" provided by them except that it allows you to skip a heartbeat every minute during the course of the booking!

The "Scheme" is devised by the "Scheming Board" who would want the public to believe in Quota System to which Tatkal belongs so that the control rests "always" with Railways. So much for transparency!

Any reason, why the Scheme opens daily at 10 AM because our Railway employees (read as IT team either directly or through IRCTC) come to offices only at 9.30 AM or later. They are left with 30 minutes to "accommodate" (read program) all requests from God knows who all, before the common-man, if lucky, gets the left-overs!

PLEASE ABOLISH TATKAL SYSTEM and let IRCTC work in SECULAR way because one cannot imagine life without IRCTC booking system.

Gauri Shanker Gound · 25 April 2014 - 21:24
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam.

This is really a dirty game of Indian Railways. why the hell your website is not working very often during peak period.. Please improve else u give us alternative. .Gauri shankar

Jomole Thomas · 25 April 2014 - 20:56
India · BSNL

we need one alternative site so that we can book our ticket... every time this site has a problem... when u people start your site working then 60 days quota all the seats will be empty. rediculas

Sumathi Natarajan · 25 April 2014 - 20:16
India · BSNL

This has become a routine affair, we are not able to book tkts for trains starting 60 days in advance and the tatkal tkts what is the action of the railways

Mahesh Kumar · 25 April 2014 - 20:00
India · Airtel Broadband

the worst site ever seen. doesnt work half the time. general public hard pressed not to get tickets

Martin George · 25 April 2014 - 19:34
India · Mahanagar Telephone Nigam.

this is clearly a game between the railways and the agents as this happens on a day when a new train to Kerala is announced. there are thousands of people on wait listed tickets making it a good opportunity for the railway employees to make good money. Nothing can save India from corruption. Railways sucks.

Snigdha Konar · 23 April 2014 - 10:44
India · Triple Play Broadband Private Limited

I have been trying to book a ticket on irctc for the past 3 days and everytime i search for the trains, the following appears on the screen.
Online Reservation Error

This error has occured for one of the following reasons :
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Click here to login...i again login and the same thing ig occuring ..IS there any way out..I m sure that i have not made any of the above mentioned errors ...Please help

Ritesh Kumar · 22 April 2014 - 22:33
United States · Caterpillar

While booking my Ticket amount deducted but ticket not booked because of slow server of IRCTC.

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