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In this modern age, we see technology being used in every sphere of life. And Indian Railways is no exception. Over the years Indian Railways has become technologically advanced, which we has changed the way we book our ticket. And the fact that every day more and more people are booking their tickets online, confirms the use of modern technology. Online railway reservation is the reality of today. The Internet is the buzz word and quite a good number of people are using it. Now rail reservation can easily be done on the internet itself. Indian Railway Online Booking has for sure changed the system of reservation in India. And the best part, one can get reservation done, sitting at home in front of a computer, which has Internet.


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There are many travel website that offer the convenience of online Indian railway reservation. The most popular and frequently used is the IRCTC website, which is also known as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). IRCTC is a subsidiary of Indian Railways. IRCTC handles the online rail ticket booking for Indian Railways. The online reservation was launched on 3rd August 2002 in collaboration with the Centre for Railway Information Systems.


This has changed the way we purchase our rail tickets. The state of affairs was quite different a decade ago, when most rail tickets were booked through various booking counters across the country. One had to stand in long queues and wait for long hours to be able to finally get a confirmed ticket. At times, the queues would be too long that by the time one finally reaches the counter either it is lunch time or one can get only a waitlisted ticket.


The condition may be same in some parts of the country but with the coming of online railway reservation, it has become convenient to book a train ticket. More so, for the people who have access to the Internet. Those people, who do not have access to the internet connection at home, can simply go to the nearest cyber cafe and book their tickets online there. Now even it is not mandatory that you have to have a credit card to book a train ticket online. The net banking facility has made it convenient for people who don’t have a credit card but have ATM/Debit card of their bank. Booking a rail ticket online using net banking facility is simple.


Indian Railways Online Ticket Booking saves time also and is also of vital use to people who don't have much time. At the time of online reservation, one can see two types of tickets namely I-tickets and E-tickets that are offered. E-tickets are the electronic tickets offered by the Indian Railways. Once a confirmed ticket appears on the screen, one can take a printout of the ticket. If one opts of for an I-ticket, the ticket is dispatched through courier at the address filled in by the purchaser when booking a I-ticket.