As we all know, the Indian Railway is one of the biggest public service provider owned and controlled by the Indian government. It is perhaps one of the most used public transports in India.
In fact, with technology advancing each year to a great extent, the Indian Railway had introduced booking train tickets online through the Indian Railway official website IRCTC. However, since the last few months, the website has been down for maintenance and people had been complaining about the inconvenience.
The Indian Railway authorities have recently launched a new website NGET IRCTC that would allow the user to perform every function that was once available on the IRCTC website.
Before using the NGET IRCTC website for booking the tickets you should know the fact that like IRCTC Next Generation website, which is down for maintenance, the NGET IRCTC website also requires an IRCTC account for ticket booking. If you do not possess an account, you should sign up to get one.
There are currently two methods to sign up for an IRCTC user account.
- Through IRCTC official website
- Through IRCTC official mobile app (Android, iOS)
If you navigate to the NGET IRCTC website, you could find the website prompting you to enter the username and password for ticket booking and the same page would ask you to sign up. If you click the sign up option, the page will redirect you to the IRCTC official website. Therefore, it is better than if you do not have an IRCTC account, create one and then proceed.
Create IRCTC user account on IRCTC official website
Registering to create an IRCTC user account through the IRCTC official website is quite too easy. All you have to do is simply follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Open your web browser
Step 2: Navigate to the official website of IRCTC or click here to go directly to the page https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Step 3: On the page, on the left-hand side top corner, you would find a “REGISTER” option. Click this option.
Step 4: Now, the website would redirect you to an “Individual Registration” page with a fill up form.
Step 5: You will now have to fill in the fields as requested on the form. Be careful when you enter the Username and password, make sure the user name is available and make sure you remember the passwords and it’s a mixture of characters, numbers, and symbols.
Step 6: Now, enter all the personal details that include the name, date of birth, country, state, pin code, address etc.
Step 7: Once, all the details are entered, on the down bottom; you would find a field to enter the Captcha enter this Captcha and agree to the terms and conditions. Click the “REGISTER” button below.
Once, you click the “Register” button. Your account would be created. Now you will have to activate your IRCTC account and verify it. For activation and verification, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: After the registration is completed, you would find the option on the screen that says, “Please click here to login and activate your account”. Click this option.
Step 2: If you already have exited the page, you could simply navigate to the IRCTC website and then log into the account using the credentials.
Step 3: Once, you are in your account. The account would ask you to enter the mobile number and the email ID for verification.
Step 4: An OTP would be sent to the mobile number and email ID you entered. Email ID could be verified by clicking on the link received in your email ID, and to verify the mobile number, enter the OTP code received on your mobile number in the field on the screen.
Once you have verified the mobile number or email ID or both. You are all set to use your IRCTC account.
Create IRCTC user account via IRCTC official mobile apps
IRCTC official apps are available for both iOS and Android platforms. All you have to do is simply install the app from the respective OS app store.
Step 1: Pick up your device
Step 2: Download the “Irctc Connect app” from Google Play Store or iOS app store or click here if your device is Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cris.org.in.prs.ima&hl=en_IN , click here if your device is Apple https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/indian-rail-irctc-pnr-status/id888197080?mt=8
Step 3: Once, the app is downloaded and installed, open the app.
Step 4: As you open the app, the app would ask you to register or login. If you do not have an IRCTC account, then, click the register button.
Step 5: Now, fill in the details as requested on the fill up form that appears on the screen. Enter the correct address and every detail
Step 6: Once, you complete all the details click the “Next” button.
Step 7: Now the app will ask you to enter the information like nationality, occupation, marital status, and few questions for security.
Step 8: click the “Next” button and then the registration would be completed. You will have to verify the email ID and mobile number to activate your IRCTC account.
Step 9: Once, the verification is completed. The account would be activated.
If the account is activated, you could just follow the steps mentioned below to book train tickets via NGET IRCTC official website. Follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Open your web browser and navigate to the NGET IRCTC official website or IRCTC official website. Click here to go directly https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Step 2: In the page, enter your credentials and log in to your account.
Step 3: Once in your account, click the “Plan My Travel” option and the page will appear asking you to enter details of stations you need to travel to.
Step 4: Now, select the journey date and then submit the form.
Step 5: You will now be redirected to the page with a list of all the trains connecting the two stations you entered.
Step 6: All the details of each train would be included, which includes the arrival/departure time, availability of train on days, classes available for booking.
Step 7: If you find the suitable train, to book the tickets on the particular train, click on the “Book now” option and you would be re-directed to a booking page where you should enter all the details such as Name, address, age, gender, class of seat booking, meals if required, and if senior citizens included.
Step 8: Once you completed filling in the details. Fill in the Captcha code as displayed and enter the registered mobile number.
Step 9: Submit the form, and you will be re-directed to the payment page. From the wide range of options such as Credit card, Debit Card, Net Banking, BHIM, IRCTC E-Wallet or e-pay later you could choose one and complete the payment safely.
Step 10: On successful payment, the website will generate an e-ticket and send an e-ticket to your email ID. The website will send a notification of the e-ticket to your mobile number too.
You should take a print out of this e-ticker and show the booking message received along with valid ID proof to travel in Indian Railways. If there are any senior citizens, then he/she should carry documents of proof. It could be voters ID card or Aadhaar card.
If you need to travel anywhere in India, you could consider traveling on a train and you could book tickets through the IRCTC NGET website. All you have to do is simply visit the website and follow the steps mentioned above.