Railways modifies conditions of ticket booking for 15 pairs of Special Trains

To be implemented for train booking with effect May 24


Maligaon, May 23 (MExN): Indian Railways has decided to revise certain terms and conditions of these 15 pairs of Special Trains for the convenience of the passengers, an official release informed.

The Railways is presently running 15 pairs of Special Trains which started with effect from May 12, it said. 

According the revised conditions, the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of these trains will be increased from 7 days to 30 days, stated the release issued by Northeast Frontier Railways’ CPRO,  Subhanan Chanda. 

RAC/Waiting list tickets will be issued in these trains as per extant instructions applicable. However waitlisted passengers will not be permitted to board these Special Trains as per existing instructions, it said. 

In addition, there would be no no Tatkal / Premium Tatkal bookings on these trains.

The first chart of confirmed passengers against each train will be prepared at least 4 hours before scheduled departure and the second chart will be prepared at least 2 hours before scheduled departure, it added. 

Current booking will be permitted between the time of first and second chart preparation and booking of tickets will also be permissible through computerized PRS counters at stations, Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) licensees, etc.

Online booking including authorized agents of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Common Service Centres are also permissible, the release said.  

The above modification will be implemented for train booking with effect May 24, for train starting date of  May 31 onwards, it added. 

In NFR portion, 2 pairs of Passenger Special Trains are presently running with limited stoppages. One is 02423 / 02424 Dibrugarh – New Delhi – Dibrugarh (Daily) and another is 02501/ 02502 Agartala – New Delhi – Agartala (Weekly) passenger special.

The release also informed PRS counters have already started functioning at various locations throughout NFR depending, however, all the counters are presently operating only in one shift from 088AM to 2 PM for the issue of tickets.