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If you are going to plan somewhere by train urgently then the chances of getting your train tickets are very less. Tran is the main source of transportation in india. IRCTC is the only official website to book train tickets in India and there is no any mirror site for booking train tickets. IRCTC website have 12 million unique visitors per month and because of tatkal tickets, most of the people will be on website between 10AM to 12 PM. So, it faces a huge amount of user requests especially at the time between 10 to 12 PM. Due to this heavy load, most of the time of tatkal it tickets, the site may be down before completing the booking process.
Magic Autofill for IRCTC – An Alternate Method to book IRCTC tickets fastly:
Magic Auto fill is a bookmarklet created by Amit Agarwal, founder of www.labnol.org. This tool will be a handy thing to book tatkal tickets quickly. This tool is not a mirror site or a 3rd party sites to book your tatkal tickets but it helps you to make the completion process quicker, where most of the tatkal tickets will be sold within an hour. Also, it’s a brilliant work which will not affects anybody doing the booking process, Actually this tool doesn’t book tickets but it helps you to complete the booking process lesser than before. Check here how it works.
1. Go to www.ctrlq.org/irctc and click on “fill reservation form” button and fill all details which are necessary while booking a ticket on irctc website.
2. By using this form, you can book tickets for 6 adult passengers and 2 child passengers. Once you fill all the details, enter your mobile number at the end of form.
3. Now click on “I’m Feeling Lucky” button and you will get a pop-up box with “Magic Autofill” bookmarklet. Drag it into your browser bookmarks tab.
Use IRCTC eWallet to book your Train tickets Quickly Online
Steps to create eWallet account
2- Choose “eWallet Registration” link on “Plan my travel” page.
3– Submit your PAN card no. and name for verification.
4- After Verification details, create a transaction password.
5- Pay eWallet registration fee of amount Rs 250 by the available payment options.
Passengers can deposit the amount in multiples of Rs.100′s. Minimum deposit is Rs.100 and can deposit the max. of upto Rs.5000 in their eWallet. By using eWallet you can save much time which takes on payment processing.
User Agent Switcher:
As the name suggests user agent switcher changes the user agent of browser into desired format. Logic is simple, we have speed internet connection, but it doesn’t work with IRCTC website. So we browse the same website through mobile platform to book tickets quickly. Here we use this for tatkal ticket booking. User Agent Switcher extension is available for both chrome and Firefox browsers.
3. Now you are browsing IRCTC website in mobile platform while you are using PC.
The main problem comes, while booking tickets from IRCTC website is you need to keep page active otherwise it shows a message session expired. So to prevent from these things you need to do some quick operations while perform ticket booking. To keep session alive, you need to do one thing that is copy the link from IRCTC website General Section and select “Terms and Conditions” and paste the link on another browser and refresh that page for every minute.