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How to Book More Than 6 Passengers in Indian Railway at Once

Many a times there is a need of all family members to travel together. In Indian railway, when you go to do online reservation, there is space to mention only 6 passengers and 3 children.

What can be done if one wants to book more than 6 passenger in Indian Railways, at once?

There is option of FTR (Full Tariff Rate registration) where one can book entire train or 6-7 coaches, but that is useful for very large number of people, and it is used by travel agencies or parties who want to book tickets for 700-1000 people at once.

Here we are talking about relatively small number of people, which are more than 6 in number. Why we are harping on number 6 will be clear by looking at the below shown snapshot of railway reservation form:

You can clearly see that when you want to do railway reservation online, you can provide details (name, age, gender, meal, senior citizen) for maximum of six passengers at irctc.co.in website.

What if there are 12 people who want to travel together in a train …

Mobile Recharge - Biggest Data with Longest Validity at Cheapest Price

It's time to look at your data plan before you do mobile recharge again. This is because now you can get largest GB of Data with longest validity at a cheaper price than your current plan, and it also includes free calling.
Most of you must be aware of Reliance JIO plans, which are considered to be the cheap and provide huge gigabytes of data for users. But the plan we are going to tell you beats it hands down.
The new mobile data plan by Vodafone is much better than Reliance Jio plan. The best part is that there are 2 data plans which Vodafone has launched recently which can be availed by new mobile users. You should definitely consider these two mobile recharge plans if you are still thinking about which company's mobile connection you should take.
Here is a snapshot taken from TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)of some of the best mobile recharge plans of Vodafone with excellent data limit, validity and other features.



Vodafone's new plans are cheaper than tha…

Does Bengaluru Need Faster Transport Services?

Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore, is a world famous IT hub located in South India. There are smart people living there with plenty of brains. But unfortunately their productivity is being marred by slow traffic.

Traffic Jams are plenty and parking vehicles on main roads seems to be the norm. Only God knows how many smart ideas have tasted early death due to torture caused by being stuck into a jam.

Smart has been the buzz word in India, and there are many smart city projects going on. But the city known to produce smart applications has definitely failed to come up with smart solutions to traffic problems.

Here is the experience of famous British author Jeffrey Archer which he shared while launching his new book last year:  "A woman walking on the pavement overtook my car eight times and my car overtook her eight times. Two more times and we would have been engaged."

Well, a picture says thousand words. Have a look at this picture of city's famous R Puram flyover, how much…

When Laughing Cow Cries - What can happen?

Cow is a sacred animal among hindus and there are many sayings related to it which are popular in India. These beliefes are so strong that old generations pass it on to younger generations duwing various festivals and fairs related to cows.

One of the most popular cow festival is Govardhan Pooja which is celebrated the very next day of Diwali, and in which cows, bulls, all the breeds of cows, cattle and calf, and even cow dung is worshiped, as cow is seen as a goddess or Devi in India. It is called Gau Mata ( mother cow ) with respect.

When a cow comes in your sight, it could be laughing, sitting, crying and doing some other thing. All these things, which a cow in your sight is doing, has an affect on your life.



When you see a cow in certain position or doing something it can have a positive or negative effect on your life depending on what exactly cow is doing.



Given below are the effects that you may experience depending on what activity a cow is doing when you see it:

Crying Cow: …

Why Railway Minister is Full of Current

India has a new Railway Minister. And he is full of current. He is charged. This happened when new portfolios were announced in a major cabinet reshuffle, even as prime minister left for China for BRICS summit.

So who is this full of current new railway minister and why he is so charged up. Well, this is because the new rail minister Piyush Goyal was in charge of power too. He has replaced Suresh Prabhu who was fast loosing all the current with series of train accidents and cockroach that appeared in meals served in railway.



Experts feel that the change in ministers portfolio is bought keeping in mind 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and performance is not the only criteria as why few ministers are demoted from cabinet while others are promoted.

With new railway minister common people of India will look forward for better railway services. In particular citizens will hope for better railway operations, secure journey and cleanliness around railway premises and in trains.

Prime minister Nare…

Railway Platform Ticket Booking Online

Always do online booking of platform tickets of Indian Railway online using instructions given here. Choosing to buy railway platform ticket can prove to be very costly as you can get penalized with hefty fine and even imprisonment in some cases. So, whenever you visit railway station, to receive or to see off your guests, don't forget to buy a platform ticket.

Platform ticket costs only Rs 10 but many people avoid purchasing it. This is because over the years many people have gotten away with not purchasing it. So it has become a habit.

Before now platform tickets were not available online. But now you can book railway platform ticket online too. All you need to do is to download the rail saarthi app, which has option of booking platform tickets online.

Online Railway Platform Tickets Booking Steps Follow the instructions below to how to do booking of railway platform ticket online on smartphone

Step 1. Login to 'Rail Saarthi' and go to 'ticketing' section.

Step …

Indian Railway Ultimate Mobile App - Rail Saarthi

How many railway apps have you downloaded thus far? There have been many, and while they are good mobile apps, the new rail saarthi app is all what you need. This is Indian Railways ultimate app.

Why we say that 'Rail Saarthi' is ultimate app? 
Well, there is a solid reason behind this claim. Thus far we used many different apps for carrying out different tasks related to railway. For example, the IRCTC rail connect app is used for online railway ticket booking and cancellation.
Similarly, if you wanted to check out seat availability, pnr status of your reservation, or even to know about availability of trains between various stations, you needed NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app.
This app can also be used for booking unreserved railway tickets too.


Apart from official IRCTC and Indian Railway app, there are various third party apps that helps us get railway related information.
But with so many railway apps it becomes difficult to manage them. Many users of railway in…

Indian Railway RAC Ticket to be Confirmed Ticket Now

Now Indian Railways will treat RAC ticket as a confirm ticket or will try to make sure that RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) ticket customers get a confirmed seat. Actually railways are changing some of its rules from July 1,2017, and there are many changes that you need to know.

Changes in rules include the 50 percent refund on tatkal ticket cancellation, issuance of only confirmed paperless railway tickets and many more new rules to make the journey by train comfortable for passengers.

Let's see some of the important changes that railways is coming up with for the benefit of passengers:



Refund on tatkal: Until now when you return your tatkal ticket for cancellation you don't get anything back. From July 1, 2017 onward you will get 50 percent back of total cost of your tatkal ticket on cancellation.

Refund on Tickets of Suvidha Trains:  On cancellation of Suvidha Train tickets,  railway customers will get varied refunds depending on which travel class they reserved their…

How to Get Maximum Internet Speed in Indian Railways

To get maximum internet speed while travelling is the thing which everyone wishes for. Indian Railways is introducing high speed internet in trains for passengers so that they can browse the internet and share their travel experiences with friends comfortably.

So, if you are also someone who loves working on internet, than this article will provide you info on how to get maximum internet speed while travelling by a train. RailTel is what handles railway telecommunication and internet.

Actually Indian Railway is working on a project called "Railway High Speed Mobile Communication Corridor". Actually the main purpose of this project is to improve the operations of railway by using high communication technology. But this will also benefit the passengers.

Once established, the high speed internet corridor will provide free broadband to passengers on train routes (see one of the prettiest train routes here) which have been selected for fast internet services in India.



You will b…

How to make 50 Rs Instantly on IRCTC Online

Everyone loves to make money online. Today you will learn how to earn 50 rupees from IRCTC online instantly.

So, are you ready to get 50 rupees in your account?

As you all know the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation is the official railway organisation that is responsible for dispersing railway tickets in India. Apart from railway tickets, they also provide food and catering facilities to its customers, and also run various lounges and guest houses. But that is not it, IRCTC also can make you rich sometimes by the way of various offers and schemes.

Now, let's get back to earning money i.e. 50 rupees. It's really interesting.

IRCTC has come up with 'scan and pay' scheme. Under this scheme those customers who have a Visa Card i.e. Credit card/ Debit card can scan their cards online using any of the official IRCTC apps and make payment. Best thing is you don't have to enter any promocode to avail the offer. And there is no limit on how many times you ca…

Delhi to Mumbai in 1 Hour by Train - Book Railway Tickets Now

Do you want to reach Mumbai or Kolkata from New Delhi in 1 hr and that too by train and not by airplane, than get your railway tickets booked now as it is going to become a reality in near future and railway ministry has already started to think about this new project.

Indian Railways new hyperloop project will make it possible to make passengers reach Mumbai from New Delhi in just 80 minutes and Howrah from Delhi in just 60 minutes. With hyperloop technology it is possible to move people at the speed of an airline/flight for the price of a train or bus ticket.


Two big rail companies have already done surveys for this project on 4 railway routes of the country and have already submitted the project report to railway ministry.

The best part about this project is that the interested companies will spend themselves on the project and have only asked for the space required for the development. As per reports, the investment in this railway project will be 60 percent less that what it is …

Train Waits as Driver takes Bath in India

This is going to shock you, surprise you, and may even make you laugh. In India, an incident, never ever heard before has come up, where a train waited couple of hours to start running since its driver had gone for bathing.

Train number 63227 Patna mughalsarai was halting at Buxar railway station on its route. The train had reached the station 5 minutes before its scheduled time. After 10 minutes of mandatory halt, the signal panel controller flagged a green signal, but  the train never got started.

Few passengers and even local railway staff noticed it. And when even after 20 more minutes the train stayed put, an announcement was made on platform, that the driver of the 6327 UP train should start the train.



But the announcement had no effect on the status of the train and it stayed there, not moved even an inch.

This is where Indian railway authorities started to take the matter a bit seriously. After bit of investigation it was found that driver had gone for a bath.

Meanwhile the p…

Hot Food in Indian Railways every 2 hours

Getting food in railway, while traveling by train, is one of the most wanted things among railway users in India.

Indian railways does provide food in train, but often there are complaints that food served in train is not fresh or is not too hot. Many people have also raised issues about lack of cleanliness in pantry cars of railway. Mostly the food served is prepared more than 2 hrs ago.

Food is distributed in trains by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) and while it has done a good job in a sense that it has made the availability of food possible among large number of passengers traveling by train in India each day, it won't be false to state that it has struggled in serving the good quality hot and fresh food.



Hot and fresh food is a sensitive issue as it is directly related to health and well being of the people. While people are appreciating IRCTC on how it has made easy to order food in train and get it on the seat, the quality of food is not what they …

Longest Road Tunnel in India Length

Do you know which is India's longest road tunnel and what is it's length? This post will tell you exactly about the length of lost tunnel in India.

Actually the the biggest tunnel in India is on a road way. It's lies on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) highway and it's length is 9 Km. A total of 2519 crore Indian rupees has been spend in the making of this tunnel.

The tunnel brings with it various benefits for its users. It is estimated that this tunnel will shorten the time to travel between Jammu and Kashmir by almost 2 hrs. The distance between two major towns on the J&K route, Chenani and Nashri will be cut to 10.9 km from previous 41 km.



Due to shortening of route, as per estimates a total of 99 crore rupees of fuel could be saved yearly. Daily the fuel worth 27 lakh rupees is expected to be saved.

The Chenani Nashri tunnel is a part of proposed extension of National highway 44. The tunnel lies on complex route is studded with modern integrated tunnel control syst…

Get Confirm Ticket Without Aadhar Card, Confused?

Two things that will get you confused are that now you can throw off your Aadhar card and always get a confirmed ticket. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but read further and you know what it is all about.

Now senior citizens don't have to show off their Aadhar card at time of railway ticket booking. Indian Railways asks its customers, the passengers, to carry one of the valid identity cards when they travel. The rule applies for both online and offline reservation.

But the Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, has mad it clear that senior citizens don't have to show their Aadhar card for claiming a seat i.e. for reserving a seat for themselves in a train. Only aaahar card number is required. However, this will come into force after few days when railway finishes preparing the database of Senior citizens.


Indian railways is actually working on pre-verification process. Under this process a database of senior citizens will be prepared and verification will be done automatically.

The move…

How to Update Mobile Number on IRCTC website Quickly

Do you want to update or delete your registered mobile number on IRCTC website? If yes, than follow the steps below to quickly change or delete your existing mobile number on irctc.co.in website. Within 1 minute you will be able to update your contact number.

First step is to login to IRCTC website: https://irctc.co.in, and enter your username and password to enter into the online railway reservation system.
Next, select 'Update Profile' option from 'My Profile' menu item' (see the snapshot below): Next, on 'Update User Profile' profile page scroll down to 'Mobile' field. You'll see your existing mobile number which you provided at the time of registration.



Now, if you want to change your mobile number, delete the old number and enter the new mobile number.
You can make other changes to your profile too, like you can change the address, security question and answer, and you can also enter your Aadhar Card number (if you haven't already done…

Why Your Railway Ticket Won't have a Seat Number in Coming Days

All of you who have traveled by train in India (or anywhere) must be used to seeing coach number and seat number allotted to you on the reservation slips/railway tickets.

But in near future you shall see that the railway will not mention train coach number/ seat number on tickets. Only you will see 'confirmed' mentioned on your railway ticket in case seat is available.

But you must be wondering than - 'How would we know about our railway accommodation and seat allotment?'. In fact, little bit of logic tells that such a step would only complicate things.



By knowing the seat which is allotted to you in advance helps you to know where to stand at platform so that you can easily get onto the train on time. While entering into a train isn't a major problem where the train stays for longer times. the majority railway stations are such where train halting time is just couple of minutes.

In case, there is huge rush, it can be difficult to get into your bogie, especially i…

IRTC: Indian Railway Tourism Corporation

The Indian Railway Tourism Corporation (IRTC) is used for online railway booking by millions of people in India. The actual name is Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), but in hurry many people type in "IRTC" instead of "IRCTC" while searching it.

Anyway, what you are looking for is the website for booking railway e tickets (electronic tickets). For this you need to know about the next generation railway reservation system. Booking railway tickets on IRTC also require registration and logging into irctc.co.in site.

You can learn the complete railway booking process by reading how to guides and other material which is provided in this blog.



Now that you are here, albeit due to mistyping irctc, you will glad to know that service charges for booking railway tickets online on irtc.co.in has been done away with. Govt. has done this to promote online booking and transaction. As you know, these days much focus in India is on demonetisation of currency…

Happy Republic Day Message On a Rainy Day in India

Many happy returns of Republic Day. It's raining, and all India is enjoying this important day. Since it's raining, we can call it a R-Day too. R for Republic, and R for Rain, and that's how it's trending on twitter too.

The message we want to deliver on this republic day of India is to respect your freedom, be strong and be positive in your life. Identify the most important thing you want in your life right now and take pledge to make it happen by the time the next republic day arrives.


This is a great day. In fact, you can reiterate to yourself, the new year resolution which you made a month back. Today's day has a motivational value, and anything promised today to yourself, will have a special power attached to it.

It is more likely to happen if you promise today than on any other day.

We pray that from this day onward, all of you see even more happier times in your life, and that each day you sleep in peace and wake up in joy.

Let all your dreams come true.

We…

IRCTC Login - Quick Online Railway Booking

Want to book railway tickets quickly online? Visit irctc.co.in (e ticket booking site of indian railway). Authenticate yourself by providing 'user id' and 'password'. This is called "IRCTC Login", and the homepage of irctc.co.in is called "IRCTC Login Page".

This is how the login page looks like.

Once you are authenticated successfully, you are ready to go and plan your journey (which we will explain in just a minute).

IRCTC Login Process It's time to get you started with - "How to login quickly on IRCTC for booking railway tickets faster than anyone else?" So let's go -
Those who don't have a username and password, need to first register to get them. Registration on IRCTC is mandatory for you to be able to do ticket booking. Good thing is that it is absolutely free i.e. there is no fee upfront. Follow the instructions here to signup at irctc registration page.
After registration, you will also have your username and password.…

Why Make Sure Your name Spelling Is Correct on Railway Ticket

Human being make mistakes, and they happen. But sometime small mistakes lead to disastrous consequences. This is especially true when your name spelling is printed wrong on a document issued by a govt agency. Your railway ticket too falls in this category.

Many people take the wrongly printed or wrongly spelled name on their railway ticket lightly. Their past experience tells them that it is not such a major worry.
But as you read along, you will find why you should not take wrongly spelled name on your railway ticket lightly, and how it can create trouble for you on a bad day. You will understand completely, as to why you should make sure that your name spelling is correct on railway ticket as you take your journey.
Most times the spelling is right on ID proof, and that Traveling Ticket Examiner (TTE) can identify the right passenger by tallying the face of passenger with photo on valid original id proof, people think that it really doesn't matter whether their name is correct o…