Cleartrip.com has partnered with with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.) to offer train reservations for Indian Railways.
So, what has changed? Now, you can book Indian railway ticket with simple and ease on Clear Trip. I did try some search on Cleartrip and was amazed by the speed of results. I wonder why these results do not appear so fast on IRCTC website?
Although, the Cleartrip’s clean interface and speed is appreciated but the website does not show the full list of trains. See in the below screenshot: I searched for trains between Mumbai Central to New Delhi for 16th Dec, 2008. Cleartrip show’s me only one train whereas IRCTC shows 9 trains for the same day.
Is IRCTC not sharing the complete database?
I am sure once Cleartrip overcomes these minor issues, it would be a breeze to book railway tickets online on cleartrip and there would be no Unable To Retrieve Due To Communication failure messages.