How do you use the IRCTC online reservation system?


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The IRCTC online reservation system enables booking of train tickets from 12:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., as of October 2015. To book tickets using this service, register on the website Irctc.co.in for free using a valid mobile number and a valid email address. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited website allows its members to book or cancel trips, as well as take printouts of tickets.

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To book e-tickets using the IRCTC reservation system, navigate to Irctc.co.in and sign in to open the booking Web page. Under the Plan My Journey tab, enter the source and destination station names and select the journey date. Click the Submit button to open a list of trains available for the selected route. To get the ticket fare for a particular train, click on the desired coach class. The displayed fare is that of a single adult passenger and the IRCTC service charge.

To make a reservation for a train, select the class type to open details about the availability of seats. Click Book Now to open the ticket reservation page. Enter the required passenger details and submit to access the payment options. Select a payment option and click Make Payment to make the transaction. Print booked e-tickets or make cancellations from your booking history.

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