- IRCTC Next Generation New Website is the address or link for the official IRCTC next-generation new website. The website is used for online reservation and booking purposes and also offers online checking of ticket reservation status. The other services include train schedules, availability of tickets, and a travel planner. This website is accessible all day around the year but there is some time restriction on Tatkal booking, online ticket booking, and new account creation.

It is kept down between 11:30 PM till 12:3AM for maintenance. During this time ticket booking is not allowed.
The website enables you to book Indian railways tickets online.

The best way to visit the IRCTC website is to type the following address in your internet browser's address bar:

Indian Railways recently has fully launched a new fresh version of the website with a completely new design. Due to the whole new design, regular users are facing issues in operating the website. The website is also not opening in the USA and outside India. The new website looks like as shown in the picture below.

Picture of new IRCTC website

And on mobile, it will open like the picture given below with the option to search and find trains directly from the home page without making a login.

Picture of new iRCTC mobile website
The new website can be accessed at link and has a Train search and inquiry option on the home page by default and train inquiry can be done without login to the website.

It now incorporates a sidebar menu with all the options. This sidebar menu can be accessed through a menu button at the top right corner of the website.
To access the website open your web browser and type in the address in any one of the following format
  • IRCTC website

Whichever web address you type in, ultimately it will lead to the secured website address It is an SSL URL which ensures that all your financial transaction details and personal details are transmitted between the website server and your mobile and laptop computer in an encrypted format securely. Therefore you can use the website without any hesitation.

The personal information you share on the IRCTC website is secured by:
  • VeriSign
  • MasterCard SecureCode
  • Verified by VISA IRCTC website security logos

Compatible Browsers

The following are the web browsers on which you can use the website effectively and efficiently. If you are facing any problem then you can check this list.
  • Internet Explorer v9.0 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox v3.5 and above
  • Google Chrome v15.0 and above
  • Opera 10.10 and above
  • Safari 6 and above
The website is designed and hosted by CRIS, Center for Railway Information Systems. CRIS is an organization of the Ministry of Railways, the government of India. IRCTC website logo

The website takes time to load in your web browser during the Tatkal booking hours between 10 AM and 12 PM. But to tackle the problem, the Indian railway has launched a new IRCTC next-generation eTicketing system on the same URL It is also known as NextGen or NGET e-Ticketing system.

The website has a popularity rank of 346 according to Alexa and gets 98.6% of all web traffic from India alone in which 10.4% from New Delhi, 10% from Mumbai and 9.4% from Hyderabad. The website has a rank of 25 in India.

How popular is

Alexa Traffic Rank shows how is this site ranked relative to other sites?

Graph of web traffic rank

Who visits

Audience Demographics, the following graph, indicates how the general population uses the IRCT website. audience demographics graph

Common Mistakes

  • is the official IRCTC corporate website. It is not used for online ticket booking and reservation.
  • irctc.coin,, etc are wrong web addresses to access the website.
The IRCTC website is also accessible on the mobile browser using the same web address is the official website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. The irctc.coin website lets you book online railway ticket as well as flight tickets. It also offers various tour packages to its customers throughout India. The IRCTC beta website is reliable. Unlike other tour operators, here you are assured of value for funds hotel bookings and travel and tour tickets.

The homepage of the website has a welcoming look, which will appeal to the visitors. It's all the important information listed in a convenient manner on the homepage.

Like- section of 'What's New on Tourism'  and  'Alerts and Updates'. The 'What's New on Tourism' section lists all the new tourism packages available to tourists and the 'Alerts and Updates' helps visitors find the latest updates on fare reduction, availability of new trains, the introduction of new concessions and so on. and so forth.

The IRCTC beta website of Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation offers services like online rail ticket booking and checking of reservation status.

As additional services, the site also offers train schedules, updates on the availability of tickets and travel planner. The website offers to cease shop solutions to travelers.

At the website, you can check Railway Tour Packages, Flight Schedule, Hotels, Tourist Trains, Holiday Packages, Cabs, and special Loyalty programs. Each section opens with a brand spanking new window and hence, you don't just go back and forth every time. They also have the Hindi version of the IRCTC beta website available for a better user experience.

Many users are facing a different kind of issue in using the new website. But actually, it is a better website with better features. Do you also facing any issue then please write it down in the comment box below and we definitely respond and resolve your query.

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