Indian Railways

IRCTC Executive Lounge: An Exceptional Facility for Travellers

It’s quite normal in Indian Railways that trains get delayed for some time, especially because of fog or climate change or you casually arrived at the station hours before the train’s departure time. In such cases, you need to wait for your train to arrive at the station. 


The IRCTC executive lounge is a spacious private area at selected railway stations with fully air-conditioned facilities, sofa sets, LED television with a musical system, a travel desk, Wi-Fi, a mini-cloak room, beverage-cum-snacks stalls and more. IRCTC has developed these executive lounges at selected stations to let the national and domestic travellers spend their quality time comfortably.  



Indian Railways Station List with IRCTC Lounge 


IRCTC has upgraded Railway stations with a recognisable number of footfalls of travellers with aesthetically pleasing lounges. Here is the list of major stations with the IRCTC executive lounge. 



Ahmedabad Railway Station IRCTC Executive Lounge


Ahmedabad railway station, ADI is one of the important stations of Gujarat. Each day, it facilitates over 200 trains. It is the second most income generating station of western railways. IRCTC lounge Ahmedabad is located on platform no 1 and facilitates numerous facilities to travellers including business class. At Ahmedabad executive lounge, passengers can book airport-like-lounge at stations at a minimal charge of RS. 150 for 2 hours and addition of RS. 50 for each exceeding hour. Travellers can get a paid bath and change facility, breakfast, lunch, and dinner here. 



Agra Cantt. Railway Station VIP Waiting Lounge


Being a station at one of the 7th wonders, Agra, Agra Cantt is the busiest railway station of India. The vip executive lounge at the station is located near second class waiting at platform number 1. Agra Waiting lounge has various amenities including wifi, meals, printouts, photocopy machine, SPA services, deluxe resting suites and more. The entry charge for initial two hours in the executive lounge is RS 180 per passenger. 



Jaipur Railway Station IRCTC Lounge


Rajasthan’s capital city railway station, Jaipur is an important railway station of Northwestern railway zone. Daily, it serves approx 35,000 travellers. IRCTC has provided this VIP lounge for the passengers’ comfort. The station lounge is facilitated with soft beverages, wifi, led tv cables and more. 



New Delhi Railway Station VIP Waiting Room


New Delhi Railway Station, NDLS is one of India’s busiest and largest railway stations. It has two premium class waiting rooms on platforms 1 and 16 at New station building, Ajemeri gate side. You can book its VIP waiting room at platform number 1 at RS. 150 for an initial hour with an additional hour charge of Rs 99/- per person. Moreover, The lounge can be booked RS 200 for initial two hours at platform number 16. 



Sealdah Railway Station Executive Lounge 


Situated in Kolkata, Sealdah Railway station is a major railway station of India with state-of-art waiting lounge which offers a range of facilities. It includes business centric services such as using computers with the internet for Rs.30/ for 10-30 minutes, Printout (B & W) for Rs.5 per page, Photocopy for Rs.5/- per page, and Scanning- Rs.5/- per page. Moreover, travellers can  also get breakfast, lunch and snacks here at minimum charges. 



Madurai Railway Station IRCTC Executive Lounge 


IRCTC executive lounge Madurai has a wide range of facilities with initial Rs 107 for 2 hours with free internet, soft beverages, newspaper and magazine reading, tv , shoe shiner, luggage rack, train information display service, toilets and urinals. In addition, Travellers can get breakfast combo at RS 150 and Lunch/dinner combo at RS 250 in the lounge. The Madurai lounge is situated on platform number 1 of the station. 



Varanasi Junction Executive Waiting Room 


Varanasi  junction is one of the major railway stations, serving the oldest city Varanasi. Each day the station handles several rail passengers. If you’re travelling to Varanasi and need to stay at the station, you can check in the IRCTC executive lounge of Varanasi by only paying RS. 99 per hour inclusive of all taxes and enjoy the top-notch facility at railway premises. 


Rail Passengers can book IRCTC executive lounge online or take the services by walk in. 



How to Book Indian Railways Executive Lounge Online


Passengers first need to check station details to know the availability of IRCTC executive lounges at particular railway stations. After checking the details, they can follow these steps:


  • Visit IRCTC official tourism website and log in with your IRCTC user ID and password. 
  • Navigate the lounge booking option from the homepage and click on the icon. 
  • A new window will open. Now you need to fill in the information such as the station name for which you want to book the executive lounge, check-in-date, lounge type, number of passengers, check in time, and duration of your stay in hour. 
  • After filling the details, click on the ‘book’ button. 
  • A new page will open. You need to enter each passenger’s details, like name, age, gender, email id, and mobile number.  
  • Now, click on the submit button. You can also press the Replan button, if you want to replan your stay. 
  • Afterwards, a page with payment option will open, click on the “Make Payment” button. Here, you can also recheck your information. 
  • Choose the appropriate payment methods from debit card, credit card, netbanking, or UPI. 
  •  Once your payment is successful, you will get a confirmation message. 


Now, you get-set to experience the airport-like-ambience, world-class-facility, best stay in recliners and more. 


What are the other facilities passengers receive at railway stations? 


Drinkable water, Free internet, AC and non AC waiting rooms, retiring rooms, food courts, escalator, lifts, etc., are some facilities travellers receive to make their journey comfortable and enjoyable. 


How can I get a pleasant journey experience? 


The key to experiencing a joyful train journey is that you plan it well. Get your train ticket booked ahead, check its confirmation status by doing PNR enquiry online, know the train schedule, and pre-book food including breakfast, lunch, and dinner if it’s a long train journey. Moreover, you can also check in to the IRCTC executive lounge to get fresh, and rest for a few hours. 


Rail enquiry app, RailMitra will help you to plan your train trip conveniently. The app has multiple AI tools that will help you to check PNR status, live train running status, train arrival and departure time, train schedule and more.


With this rail app, you can also order food in train to satiate your travel hunger. 

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