Ministry of Railways has clarified that no hacking of irctc web site and that E-ticketing system is working normally.
Ministry of Railways issued press release restricting ticket booked through online. No online booking from 10.00 to 10.30 hours. No Quick Book Option or e-vault option from 08:00 to 12:00 hours. Maximum 2 tickets for 2 hours. Read for more restrictions
Lower birth in Sleeper class earmarked for senior citizens, ladies passengers above the age of 45 and pregnant women travelling alone has been enhanced to four lower berths per coach instead of two lower berths per coach as per earlier provision. However, earmarking of 2 berths per coach for this category in 3AC and 2AC classes remains the same.
Revised timing for online reservation of Train tickets will be from 00.30 hrs to 23.45 hrs. Current Counters in at Train Originating Stations will also function from 00.30 hrs to 23.45 hrs
IRCTC has offered the wait listed ticket holders the alternate way to continue their journey by means of flight.
Did you try booking a railway ticket online under Tatkal quota in the day time through irctc.co.in, (a website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, an arm of Indian Railways that operates online reservation of train tickets) in the recent days?