IRCTC: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

IRCTC to start ‘Bharat Darshan Yatra’ on the theme ‘Show India to Indians’

Published: November 12, 2020

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be starting ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’ from December 12. The Bharat Darshan Yatra will start from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18. The theme of this yatra will be ‘Show India to Indians’. Key Points The facility of boarding and de-boarding this tourist train will ..

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SBI-IRCTC Credit Card Launched for Railway Users

Published: July 28, 2020

The Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has launched the SBI-IRCTC Credit Card that is aimed at the rail passengers and offers a bouquet of opportunities to them. It is part of the Atmanirbhar India Mission of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This comes as one of the ‘Make in India’ initiatives by the Railways ..

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Indian Railways offer 3.2 lakh isolation beds

Published: March 31, 2020

The Indian Railways until 31 March, 2020 has modified 20,000 coaches to accommodate 3.2 lakh people. It is still working with 5,000 more coaches to add 80,000 more beds. Highlights The Indian Railway coaches have been converted into isolation wards to fulfil the isolated quarantine requirements to treat COVID-19 patients. One single coach is expected ..

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IRCTC upgrades chatbot ‘ASK DISHA’

Published: February 22, 2020

IRCTC introduced the Artificial Intelligence-based on-line chatbot ‘ASKDISHA’ in 2018, which assists the users of the site in ticket booking and tourism. It was recently seen in news, as IRCTC has upgraded the chat-bot to converse in Hindi language, so that it can resolve the queries of passengers in Hindi. In an average, 3000 queries ..

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Indian Railways to operate pilgrimage tourist train Shri Ramayana Express

Published: February 20, 2020

IRCTC recently announced that the Indian Railways is to operate a special pilgrimage tourist train Shri Ramayana Express. The special train of IRCTC, which will cover the pilgrimage sites associated with Lord Ram known as the ‘Ramayana Circuit of India’, is to be run from March 28, from New Delhi. It will have ten coaches ..

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