Indian Railway has proved to be boon for students. Offering low prices, concessions, free passes, it helps them book tickets without waiting in lines for hours. Nowadays, it requires just a few taps on a mobile phone or a computer to book your ticket. To book a ticket online you need to have an IRCTC account. Apart from that, IRCTC also serves as the largest employment sector for Indians. It requires a large organization to handle an infrastructure like that for the world’s second largest population.
Role of IRCTC in a Student’s Life-
Well, there are hundreds of entrance and board based exams that students give every year. As a result, they need to travel to and fro from the examination center. There are also cases of students traveling from a village to a city to attend school/colleges. Eventually, Railway becomes the most convenient way for students to travel. If a student living in Palghar wants to attend a School in Dadar, he buys a monthly/yearly pass from railways. The pass is available at a good discount and helps him reach his school destination on time. The service is without any hindrance and at a real low cost. Students can also avail of the benefits of using their admit cards as passes to travel to their examination center. There are provisions of seat reservation for female candidates.
Now, we are going to talk about certain advantages that a student can avail using IRCTC
- The first advantage on the list is that IRCTC railway ticketing provides students tatkal tickets. In case the examination centers are scheduled out of station. Along with that, IRCTC provides certain discounts and other benefits that help students to travel hassle-free.
- The second advantage on the list is that IRCTC provides certain students concession on daily rail passes in local trains and about a certain percentage of discount on rail fare from one place to another
- One magic change that happened in railways in the early 2000’s was that it allowed female seat reservation across India on all the rail lines and trains.
- Students can flash their admit cards as a train pass when traveling for any railway exam.
That’s it from us on part of top-notch benefits that a student can receive using IRCTC, the list has been curated after looking into their official website and reading/listening to opinions of experts respectively. Thank you for reading this article and let us know if we have missed out on any advantage or your privileged advantage is already stated above via the comments section.
This post is in no way sponsored by any of the education institutes or the IRCTC itself.
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