10 Interesting Facts About IRCTC Website Almost Nobody Knows

IRCTC Website facts
IRCTC Website facts

The company of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) was announced a public limited company under the Companies Act 1956 on 27th September 1999, it was also granted certification of incorporation by the Deputy Registrar of companies N.C.T of Haryana and Delhi. IRCTC through a subsidiary company of Indian Railways is one of the biggest organizations in the country. The company holds some interesting facts that are unknown to most people. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the facts and make you aware of the most amazing ones.

  • The IRCTC website is designed and maintained by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), although most of the people thought that the website was built by TCS but it is not true.
  • After the website was revamped in 2004 their next-generation e-ticketing system can book up to seven thousand and two hundred tickets per minute, the earlier mark was two thousand tickets per minute.
  • When the IRCTC website was launched, only twenty-seven tickets were sold back in 2002. Nowadays, the average number of tickets sold in a day has amounted to five lakhs! The total number of train tickets booked in a year has roughly been calculated to thirty-one crore, out of which thirty-seven per cent is booked on the website.
  • IRCTC had started cash on the delivery system for train tickets booked in tier-1 cities whereas almost twenty-four per cent of customers paid through their debit or credit cards.
  • The algorithm of the website is such as if a single woman is booking a ticket online, she would not be given a seat with five male strangers, at least one female companion would be around the seat which she is given.
  • One of the most intriguing facts is that there is a difference in the captcha generated by the website when a ticket is booked normally and when booking in Tatkal. The complexity of the captcha is increased during Tatkal booking to reduce the traffic.
  • If you are looking to book a flight you should do it on IRCTC rather than the private companies such as Yatra and MMT as the convenience charges on the IRCTC website is only fifty rupees whereas the other sites charge two hundred rupees.
  • The IRCTC website is one of the most transacted websites in Asia and the whole Pacific region with more than twelve million unique visitors arriving on the website on a monthly basis.
  • One of the coolest facts is that in September 2nd 2013 the greatest number of tickets were booked through the website in a single day. The number was an astonishing five lakhs and seventy-two thousand railway tickets booked in a single day which is not achieved even by Amazon on their great Indian sale.
  • IRCTC has launched their own e-wallet and it is named iMudra. You can use the wallet to purchase tickets much easier than before and can even utilize the balance to pay bills, recharge your number and many more transaction. You can even get an iMudra prepaid card and draw cash from the ATM.

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