The search engine is flooded with keywords such as IRCTC news, IRCTC special trains and so on. And looks like soon there's going to be another suggestion - IRCTC funny memes! Here's why. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) or simply Indian railways ticket booking website irctc.co.in crashed on Monday. Yes, all the people who are stuck in different parts of the country were hopeful of booking tickets at 4 pm on May 11. However, IRCTC website went unresponsive, leaving people in a lurch. What makes it more ironic is that the site crashed on the day the country celebrates National Technology Day. Can you believe it? Now, with online passenger train booking going haywire, it gave memers a perfect opportunity to have a field day on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter. And it is not as bad as it sounds. Bringing a faint smile on the tired souls' faces is punya ka kaam. And we bring you a collection of IRCTC website down funny memes that should bring some respite to passengers who were hoping to book train tickets online. How to Book Online Tickets or E-Tickets on irctc.co.in For 15 Passenger Trains That Will Be Run by Indian Railways From May 12.
Indian Railways on Sunday announced its plans to resume its passenger train services in a limited manner. They said that reservations can be made only via online booking reservation through its official IRCTC website or app from 4 pm on Monday. However, the official website could not sustain as it witnessed heavy traffic and went down for the time being. The Ministry of Railways too took to Twitter to address the problem. They write, "Data pertaining to special trains is being fed in the IRCTC website. Train ticket bookings will be available in a short while. Please wait. Inconvenience is regretted."
Despite the message from the Ministry of Railways, many frustrated netizens slammed them after facing technical glitches. A Twitter user, Sumit Kashyap, who tried booking tickets but failed, writes, "Saw media reports last night that trains would start from 12th... But I tried booking tickets at IRCTC official App, they aren't allowing train booking.... How to book tickets then?" And then there were many who expressed their hard feelings in the best way possible - funny memes and jokes.
1. Nobody...Not a Single Soul
No one #IRCTC site after few seconds- pic.twitter.com/71oGBA2Mt1
— 🇮🇳AaYuu🇮🇳 (@A_BrahminGirlll) May 11, 2020
2. IRCTC Be Like
*News- Online passenger train booking starts at 4:00PM*
meanwhile #IRCTC at 4:00PM pic.twitter.com/9ly2YSnnLt
— DR. Arjun Reddy (@Athiest_Krishn) May 11, 2020
3. India on National Technology Day
aaj to technology day tha pic.twitter.com/3Y9C4aZ46w
— Shukraj (@Shukraj8) May 11, 2020
4. Mazza Aaya Beizzati Karwake
Meanwhile #IRCTC at 4.00 PM pic.twitter.com/w4bQT4PJbw
— Cream Roll (@creeamroll) May 11, 2020
5. And Those Who Managed To Book Tickets
Those who booked train tickets successfully : pic.twitter.com/n48eCdbArd
— Akshay Batra (@totlasethtiwari) May 11, 2020
6. Rehne Do IRCTC Beta
Everybody to #IRCTC right now. pic.twitter.com/0j3JFaqtln
— Masoom Samiullah (@invincible_boy1) May 11, 2020
7. Passengers After Failed Attempts
Me : After failed attempts to book tickets at 4PM and 6PM#IRCTC @IRCTCofficial pic.twitter.com/gdq4NZHBSQ
— Ashutosh (@_ashutosharma24) May 11, 2020
8. But Not The Lucky Passenger
After succesfully got ticket from IRCTC#IRCTC#nationaltechnologyday2020 #Covid_19 #StayHome pic.twitter.com/4ukyjT8dbb
— Rahul Bhadana Gurjar (@realRahulgurjar) May 11, 2020
Earlier, the railways have suspended the passenger, mail and express train services on March 25 amid the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24. On Sunday, the Indian Railways announced that 15 pairs of the Special Air Conditioned trains would depart from New Delhi to several parts of the country. It also said that the tickets for these trains could be bought from the IRCTC website and no tickets will be sold on any stations or ticket counters. (Inputs from IANS).
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