Indian railways has been long criticised for not having the facility to book train tickets online using foreign credit or debit cards and any one traveling to India and wanting to travel in trains had to either go through agents or ask friends or family to book train tickets for them. This is all about to change with the initiative taken by this new government to allow bookings from outside the country. Biggest beneficiary of this move is going to be tourists who would like to travel within the country on trains. Lots of tourists used to book flights due to this tickets problem. I can imagine a lot of savings for tourists as train tickets are very cheap in India and now you can book your tickets online at IRCTC's official website. This has not started yet but will start before the end of this month as per Indian railways officials.