– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Booking of tickets for 200 daily passenger trains are in full swing as train services are partially restored with effect from June 1, 2020.
Till now 652644 online tickets were booked for these trains having 1413277 passengers, the railways ministry stated here on Friday.
Booking of all these trains had commenced from Thursday and these special services are in addition to the existing Shramik special trains being run since May 1 and the 30 Special AC trains being run since May 12.
Online Booking of tickets for these trains is being done through IRCTC website or through Mobile App. Indian Railways has also allowed booking of reservation tickets through the reservation counters, Common Service Centers(CSCs) and Ticketing agents.
In the meantime Railways ministry has modified terms and conditions of booking of tickets for 15 pairs of Special Trains and the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of these trains is now increased from 7 days to 30 days.
There shall be no Tatkal booking in these trains and 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 tickets for these 15 pairs of Special Trains 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.