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Indian Railways Modifies Terms & Conditions of Booking of Tickets for 15 Pairs of Special Trains

After Indian Railways decided to resume 200 trains from 1st June, the ministry has now decided to revise the terms and conditions of special trains. As per reports, Indian Railways is presently running fifteen pairs of special Trains with effect from 12.05.20. However, for the convenience of the passengers, the ministry of railways has now decided to revise certain terms and conditions of these 15 pairs of special trains which shall be implemented with effect from train booking date 24th May 2020 and for the train starting date of 31st May 2020 onwards, says PIB press release. 

Terms and Conditions for 15 pairs of special trains:

  • The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of these trains will be increased from 7 days to 30 days.

No Tatkal booking

  • There shall 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.

  • First chart shall be prepared at least 4 hours before scheduled departure and second chart shall be prepared at least 2 hours((unlike earlier practice of 30 minutes) before scheduled departure. Current booking shall be permitted in between first and second chart.

Booking of Special Train Tickets

  • 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 & Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) and Common Service Centres.

  • The above shall be implemented with effect from train booking date 24th May 2020 and for train starting date of 31st May 2020 onwards.



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