Indian Railways ticket booking facility on IRCTC will not be available to those using Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.
IRCTC on its website has issued a notification stating that is migrating to TLS 1.2 to enhance its security features. Since TLS 1.2 is not supported by older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, users with these OS will not be able to access the IRCTC website soon.
The users will have to upgrade their operating system to avail of the IRCTC facilities.
Here is the list of OS on which the new next-generation IRCTC website will function well:
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
In the view of increasing debit/credit cards frauds, IRCTC has decided migrated to TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as people make online transaction to book tickets.
Last year, the IRCTC website was upgraded in a bid to make it more user-friendly. This has resulted in more number of people booking online tickets, which in turn, has decreased crowds of people at the various Railway Reservation Centers, coming in for booking tickets, states IRCTC.