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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
20-December-2010 11:23 IST
IRCTC’s Website and 139 Rail Sampark Reorient to Five Digits Train Numbers
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited as the Official agency for the Indian Railways for issuance of e-tickets and i-tickets through its website www.irctc.co.in has made necessary changes in its website for smooth switchover to the five digits train number system. The proactive changes in the Computerized Passenger Reservation System would ensure smooth operations and reduce the resultant complexities in booking reserved accommodation on trains, with the new train numbers. IRCTC, has already begun printing the five digit train numbers on its e-tickets and i-tickets for any date of journey, from today onwards.

Indian Railways, in its effort to improve passenger services is introducing five digit train numbers from today. Till now, the train numbers used to be in four digits and some even in alpha-numeric.

IRCTC’s 139 Rail Sampark, the custodian for the Rail Enquiry System is up and ready too to work in sync with the Indian Railways. The All India 139 Rail Enquiry System has also geared up to provide information on accommodation availability, arrival, departure, fare and other time table enquiry with new train numbers.

Further, an exclusive utility to know the new train numbers has also been provided at www.irctc.co.in for the passengers, which is amongst the top ten sites most visited on Google too. IRCTC had added number 7 to the existing menu in the 139 facility from 19th December 2010 midnight to enable passengers to find the new train numbers in a hassle free manner. The new menu will now be one–for PNR Status, two – for Arrival/Departure, three-for Accommodation Availability, four-for Fare Enquiry, five- for Booking ticket by Cash/for delivery of tickets by courier and now seven - for New Train numbers.

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