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In pics: How to book train tickets faster on IRCTC

Updated : 2020-05-21 18:08:30

With the Indian Railways announcing several special trains including Sharmik trains, many are approaching the IRCTC website to book tickets. Here are a few tips that will make your booking process easier.

With Indian Railways starting several special trains including Sharmik trains, many travellers are logging onto the IRCTC website to book tickets. Here are a few tips that will help make your booking process easier. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
With Indian Railways starting several special trains including Sharmik trains, many travellers are logging onto the IRCTC website to book tickets. Here are a few tips that will help make your booking process easier. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
 1: Have a good internet connection:  With thousands of people using the website, it is important for a user to have access to a fast internet connection.
1: Have a good internet connection: With thousands of people using the website, it is important for a user to have access to a fast internet connection.
 2: Create a ‘Master List’:   Go to ‘My Profile’ feature on the IRCTC website and make a Master List with all passenger details including details like name, age, ID card type, food and berth preference.
2: Create a ‘Master List’:  Go to ‘My Profile’ feature on the IRCTC website and make a Master List with all passenger details including details like name, age, ID card type, food and berth preference.
 3: Access the site before peak hours:  You must ensure to access the website before peak hour, which starts at around 10 am.
3: Access the site before peak hours: You must ensure to access the website before peak hour, which starts at around 10 am.
 4: Keep all the minor details ready:  Speed is key and to ensure that you don’t get stuck filling details like the berth preference, train number, journey date, railway station code etc, keep all these details handy to book your ticket seamlessly.
4: Keep all the minor details ready: Speed is key and to ensure that you don’t get stuck filling details like the berth preference, train number, journey date, railway station code etc, keep all these details handy to book your ticket seamlessly.
 5: Ensure you have a fast payment method:  Whether UPI, IRCTC wallet or any other form of payment method, sure that you have adequate funds to quickly transfer money and book your ticket.
5: Ensure you have a fast payment method: Whether UPI, IRCTC wallet or any other form of payment method, sure that you have adequate funds to quickly transfer money and book your ticket.
 6: Ensure a good mobile connection:  This is important to ensure that you don’t have to waste time when it comes to receiving OTP details. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
6: Ensure a good mobile connection: This is important to ensure that you don’t have to waste time when it comes to receiving OTP details. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
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