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Railway Reservation

July 10th, 2012

Indian Railway Reservation Indian Railways offers the facility of general Train Enquiry and reserving the ticket in advance. It allows the people to plan out their journey in advance comfortably and almost effortlessly. The Railway Administration provides the reservations of seats, berths, compartments, or carriage as per the rules and conditions documented in the Coaching Tariff.

A passenger looking for reservation of berth or seats should acquire tickets from the Railway Reservation Offices or Authorized Travel Agency only. The timings for booking the reservation and general enquiry are usually between 8 am to 8 pm every day except for Sunday when the timings are 8 am to 2 pm. Facility for enquiry related to the seats, berth and train timings are also available at all these reservation counters. In order to ease the booking procedure in metros like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, multiple centers of ticket booking are set up.

General Conditions for Train Reservation:

Advance reservations (ARP) can be made 60 days in advance of the journey date for all classes and every train. This period of advance reservation excludes the day of train departure. ARP is calculated in relation to journey date from originating train station. Therefore at intermediate stations, if the train arrives on the following day, reservations can be made over 60 days in advance of journey date from the intermediate station.

Indian Railway ReservationPassengers seeking reservation need to complete and submit a reservation requisition form. It should be completely filled with all the required details including the train number, journey date, and class of accommodation, originating and the destination station. Reservation can be applied for maximum of 6 persons in a single form provided they should have the same destination station and booking for same train.

Once the requisition form is accepted then ticket is booked by computer in accordance with pre defined logic. A person can submit only one requisition form at a time however if he is applying for onward or return journey then one can submit 2 or 3 forms. A journey ticket needs to be purchased in order to reserve the accommodation and no provisional reservation is entertained.

Passengers are advised to quote PNR number for any enquiry or complaint concerning to reservations. Computerized Reservation ticket should be accompanied by the journey tickets on train. Passengers should note down the correct departure time printed on the ticket and must make certain timings from the Railway station on the journey day. As the tickets are issued up to 60 days in advance, it is not possible to advise any changes in timing.

Advance Reservation and Enquiry: Indian Railways offers the facility of general Train Enquiry and reserving the ticket in advance. It allows the people to plan out their journey in advance comfortably and almost effortlessly. The Railway Administration provides the reservations of seats, berths, compartments, or carriage as per the rules and conditions documented in the Coaching Tariff. A passenger looking for reservation of berth or seats should acquire tickets from the Railway Reservation Offices or Authorized Travel Agency only. The timings for booking the reservation and general enquiry are usually between 8 am to 8 pm every day except for Sunday when the timings are 8 am to 2 pm. Facility for enquiry related to the seats, berth and train timings are also available at all these reservation counters. In order to ease the booking procedure in metros like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, multiple centers of ticket booking are set up.

 

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