In a bid to ensure smooth ticket-bookings on IRCTC and strengthen the online ticket reservation system, the Indian Railways has decided to come up with a better and upgraded version of the IRCTC website. The beta version of the site, which was upgraded after taking all aspects into account, will be launched today (May 28, 2018) midnight.

Initially, people will be asked to switch to the beta version of the website and get an unhand experience of its usage. During this 15-day period, the users will be allowed to provide suggestions to further changes and improvement of the site. After which the old/existing version of the IRCTC website will be removed and the beta version of the site will be made mandatory for the users.

The IRCTC website was last upgraded in 2014.

Main features of upgraded IRCTC website

The new website will be simple and informative and provide enhanced journey planners for the users. Availability of several filters will help the passenger to plan and select their train for the journey at an ease. The most important part of this upgrade is that it will help a passenger to check the possibilities of confirmation of their wait-listed tickets. This probability will be based on the analysis of confirmation of waitlisted tickets of last 2 years.

In addition, enhanced passenger details which will be provided on the site will help a passenger to book the tickets at an ease without filling the details of the travellers.

Other options that will be available on the latest version of the site include the availability of VIKALP option as well as payment option of all banks and payment gateways. It will also provide an option to travellers in which they can select the kind of seat they want, timing or arrival as well as departure and many more.