The Indian Railways that started to run trains across the country has now revised some of its conditions and terms for passengers. As per the revision, the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of the special trains has been increased from seven days to 30 days.
The new term specified that there will be no Tatkal booking in these trains. RAC/Waiting list tickets will be issued in these trains as per extant instructions applicable. However waitlisted passengers will not be allowed to board these trains as per extant instructions, an official release said.
The first chart shall be prepared at least four hours before scheduled departure and second chart shall be prepared at least two hours ((unlike earlier practice of 30 minutes) before scheduled departure. Current booking shall be permitted in between first and second chart.
Booking of tickets shall be permissible through computerized PRS counters including Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra(YTSK) licensees etc, as well as through on-line booking including authorized agents of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) and Common Service Centres, the release said.