Ministry of Railways
Online Reservation of Train Tickets
The change in the timings of Tatkal was made effective from 10.7.2012. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website recorded its highest booking of 4.95 lakh e-tickets in a single day on 13th July, 2012. The average internet ticket booking was around 3.74 lakh per day in the month of October 2012.
In case of fully waitlisted tickets on which all the passengers are waitlisted, the names of all the passengers booked on that ticket are dropped from the reservation charts and refunds are credited to the respective bank accounts. Refunds of waitlisted e-tickets are processed by the system and the money is credited automatically into the account of the concerned. For expediting the processing of confirmed e-tickets, on which refunds are sought after chart preparation, the following measures have been taken:
1. The Exceptional Data Report (EDR) system has been installed to facilitate faster verification of travel details of passengers.
2. Enhanced Coaching Refund system has been developed by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) and implemented over the Zonal Railways to enable faster processing of refund cases.
System improvement based on the customer feedback is a continuous process.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.