Skip to main content

Which trains have seat available?

A huge burst in ticket booking has been registered ever since the advance booking period is increased to 120 days for passenger trains. The seat availability has gone for a toss. In all popular trains - like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto, and even Mail/Express trains, quotas have been filled up on first day of period for doing advance reservation. People are asking - "Are there any trains in which seats are vacant?" - on railway enquiry. If so - Which train have seat available? What is their name and number?
steam engine train running over bridge
when steam engine trains ran in India, there were more general coaches (unreserved accommodation) then the reserved coaches. Still the seat availability was never a problem. Wonder Why?

Increase of reservation period was one of the major highlights of this year's railway budget. It was thought that it will provide much needed breathing space for travelers to plan their journey. Period of 60 days was too small. It tended to force people to make their tour plans in hurry, resulting in airy fairy tourney. People were happy that now they have 60 days extra. They can sit with family, draw out the tour plan, identify the places they would like to visit, would have enough time to apply for leave, and then one day sit in relax mood to book railway tickets on their personal computer. But things haven't turned out that way.

The agents of travel agencies and touts have been busy each day to book as many tickets as possible using fake IDs for journey that will start after four months. They are watching like a hawk and picking up every bit that is available. As soon as the seat becomes available, either due to increased seating capacity of train or due to mass cancellation of tickets, the touts just lock them up. They know that summer holidays are not faraway, and there would be huge demands of confirmed tickets. That is when they will make merry by selling the tickets purchased today at much higher price in black.

All this could be very depressing for anyone who is looking for a family holiday this summer. The question would be coming up -" Isn't there any passenger train in which there is a vacant seat easily available?"

Well, there is always a silver lining among the dark clouds. Even though the possibility of empty seats in trains look tough this summer, there is a chance that still you might get few seats, confirmed seats. Indian Railway and its zones like southern railway, western railway, northern railway, central and eastern railway and other railway zones have plans to run special holiday trains in coming months. The best thing is that these are the trains of future for which no information is available in advance to touts and travel agents. No one knows the train number or name, or from when they will start, or what is the schedule. There is no advance booking available for these trains. Railway will announce the running of these trains through news release, whenever decision to run them is finalized. That is where you need to be alert.

Be the first to grab a seat in these special trains. Don't miss out. Otherwise you will keep on asking the same question - "Which trains have seat available?"


Popular posts from this blog

IRCTC Registration for New Users

New users can signup on IRCTC easily by filling up the irctc registration form online at railway registration (railway booking site). By creating new account for themselves, users can do ticket booking using the online passenger reservation system.

The steps below will guide users on how to do irctc registration.

The process to register on irctc is easy and free. You can also watch the following video which summarize the process for new user registration on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) online e-ticketing site.

Go to homepage of and look for 'signup' option.Users will then need to fill an online form. All the fields with (*) are mandatory to be filled. Special care must be taken while filling in email id and mobile number fields. Provide valid email and mobile as user id, password, and an activation link will be sent to registered E-Mail id and mobile verification code will be sent at registered mobile number by SMS message.Submit the form…

How to activate suspended irctc accounts

Recently a user from India send us email mentioning that his IRCTC account has been suspended. Not only he doesn't know the reason, what caused it,but also he wants to know how to activate it?

As a result of deactivation of account, he is no longer able to login to book railway tickets online. Activating accounts of IRCTC is really easy. That is what you will know here. "Either go through entire article or wait for some time for activation process to get started. Once activation is done you can continue to login and do booking on irctc website." That is what you see, but does it happen? In some cases, Yes. But in most cases, No. Hence we are providing solution to your problem here.

After deactivation/ suspension if you attempt to login into such accounts, you might see the 'wrong credentials' message.

First of all if you are also among those whose account is suspended/deactivated without prior notice or information, know very well that there is a valid reason f…

How to delete IRCTC account easily?

Today you will learn how to delete IRCTC account. This is the account you make on (online railway ticket booking site) to book seats in train online using internet or irctc application (here is irctc app download page).

Some of you might be wondering what is reason for taking such a drastic step? Why one should go for deleting their entire account. After all it took quite a few minutes to create a new account using irctc registration page. But there is a valid reason. You'll see yourself in few minutes.

Actually IRCTC is notorious in the sense that it suspends or deactivate your account for no reason sometimes. This usually happens when the staff of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation feels that you have provided a wrong information. They conclude that the information provided by you is wrong when they try to verify it, and it is not verifiable.
Although you can activate your suspended irctc accounts easily, albeit it requires you to create an entirely new…