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IRCTC has now changed the uniform of its staff on the Ramayana Yatra Express to yellow shirts and black pants | Twitter | @IRCTCofficial

IRCTC changes staff attire on Ramayana train after rudraksha mala & saffron kurta offend seers

Pictures and videos of support staff serving food in saffron attire on the Ramayana Yatra Express went viral after the train started operations this month. 
Indian Railways | Representational image | ANI File photo

After IRCTC share price falls, Ministry of Railways withdraws decision on convenience fee

IRCTC had said that it will share the revenue earned from convenience fees in the ratio of 50:50 from 1 November, following which shares plunged 25% in Friday's opening deals.
Farmers raise slogans during a protest rally on various demands, in Chandigarh on Tuesday | ANI Photo

IRCTC sends out nearly 2 crore emails highlighting Modi’s relationship with Sikh community

IRCTC emailed a 47-page booklet — 'PM Modi and his govt's special relationship with Sikhs — as part of 'public interest' outreach to make people aware of the bills & squash myths.
File photo | Indian Railways | Piqsels

BJP ally PMK, DMK say TN train passengers receiving ticket details in Hindi, slam ‘imposition’

Southern Railway officials say the matter does not come under their purview, but has been 'flagged' with IRCTC, the authorised e-ticketing agency.
Passengers wait outside New Delhi railway station to board trains to their home states, on 12 May 2020

Passengers have to agree to state quarantine protocols before booking tickets: IRCTC

The rule comes days after around 50 passengers who arrived in Bengaluru from Delhi on 14 May refused to be quarantined at an institutional facility & created a ruckus.
Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Railways to open select counters for MPs & freedom fighters on special train routes

Ticket fare concessions can only be availed by patients, students and people with disabilities while no concessions for senior citizens are applicable, officials said.
Migrant workers opposite New Delhi Railway station on 11 May 2020

No internet or debit card, migrants gather at New Delhi station in hope of booking tickets

Some migrant workers were upset that IRCTC website wasn't working initially, while some say they were asked to pay more at cyber cafes to book tickets.
Indian Railways (Representational image) | Commons

IRCTC website down on Day 1 of passenger train bookings, to restart by 6 pm

The Indian Railways is planning to run 15 pairs of trains from Tuesday, and bookings for these were initially supposed to begin at 4 pm Monday.
The coach in the Kashi-Mahaka l Express

Lord Shiva allotted seat on Kashi-Mahakal Express’ inaugural run for blessings, says IRCTC

The train connects three Jyotirlingas in Indore, Ujjain and Varanasi and will see its first commercial run on 20 February.
Indian Railways (Representational image) | Commons

Railway Protection Force raids e-ticket racket with suspected links to terror financing

The force has arrested Ghulam Mustafa a self-taught software developer from Jharkhand who allegedly had around 563 personal IRCTC IDs, and suspicious list of 2,400 SBIs and 600 regional rural banks account.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.