Shubh yatra, India Tourist Guide and PNR status

Published: 12th September 2011
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Ask regular railway travelers about ‘Shubh Yatra’, a scheme for frequent travelers journeying by 1st Class AC, 2nd Class AC, Executive Chair Car and AC Chair Car. Pat would come the reply about railway points earned via this scheme. Yes, once you have a minimum of 500 points accumulated over time with railway booking against the aforesaid classes, you can redeem the same for free railway tickets. Earning points is not only related to airlines but also Indian Railways. So, if you are a regular traveler by train, do subscribe to this scheme. Membership fee for the first year is Rs. 500 and renewal fee is Rs. 300 annually excluding taxes and extra charges. With every railway booking, you will then earn points. Points are only awarded for full-fare tickets and not on concessional tickets or transactions involving vouchers. Yes, you can also get 10% discount with your Shubh Yatra scheme. One point should be noted here; the railway booking should be done at the IRCTC website.

Well, it is not only on railway booking, ticket availability, how to check PNR Status, and every bit of information related to Indian Railways but also on every tourist destination, airlines, airports, taxi services, etc. that you can come across at a India tourist guide. This can be in printed form or online. Many a travel portal also serves as India tourist guide containing comprehensive information about the numerous Indian cities. If you are all geared up to vacationing at some exotic location and you want to collect information about the same such as sight seeing attractions, how to reach there, centres of shopping, restaurants, hotels, trip cost, etc., just take the help of India tourist guide online. With only a few clicks of the mouse, you can have access to the information you want.

So, you have already done a Railway Booking but not yet got a confirmation of the seats. This implies that you have not booked the tickets in advance. Planning ahead does keep you away from such hassles. At least booking a month ahead will help you get confirmed tickets. But do not worry. You can time and again check your PNR status to check whether the seats are confirmed or not. But the exact berth and coach details get displayed in the PNR status a few hours prior to departure. Yes, confirmation gets displayed in case your seats are confirmed.

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