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The Railway Reservation System

January 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Trains are the lifeline of India, especially in a country where majority of the populace is middle class – Indian Railways comes as a boon to the travelers. And with the latest statistics saying the nationals itself are the biggest traveler, the one who gets benefitted the most are the Indian railways. The only important task here is to get your tickets reserved for the journey.

Railways Reservation:

For the general public, if you are travelling using the Indian railways first time you can use the internet to get through the reservations done. Railways have their own site www.indianrail.gov.in, this site will give you the details of all that you wanted to know about trains. A sister site of Indian railways www.irctc.co.in will help you to book the tickets. Few things that you need to remember before booking the tickets are:-

Railway Reservation System · Check for availability in all the trains that falls under your destined route. This is a very simple task and can be done using IRCTC website. The idea behind the check is that you get a confirmed ticket and not a Waiting list or RAC tickets.

· For traveling during the vacation time, it is always advisable to get the tickets booked 90 days before the actual due date. During the summer seasons in India, the travel of the most of the people along with their kids to their home town is a regular feature and hence its peak. Therefore if your travel plans are between April to June get the reservation on the day when it is open for the general public to book.

· In case if your ticket booked has status has waiting list, then keep checking the reservation status of the same on a regular basis. And if need be, would recommend getting the Tatkal services to be used, at least one can ensure of a confirmed seat in the train.

· If the status of the ticket that is booked is RAC (reservation against cancellation), keep a check on the reservation status for this. There are more than 90% chances that it will confirm and you will get a berth. But however these details will be available to you only 3 hours before the train departs. Hence it is always necessary to check the status on the net after the chart has been up, you will get to know your berth number.

· Ticket reservation have some concessions which are provided to kids under 12 years, senior citizens, physically handicapped, Railway personnel, Army men and others. Check these details too as this will help you to reduce the cost considerably.

· Check for the train facilities. Before reserving the tickets it is always recommended to check for the facilities available in the train like pantry car available, AC coaches’ facilities and etc. Especially if the journeys are long it is better to check the details.

For any other kind of reservation queries you can always check the railway site or visit the source station for any details on the same. Railways also have their own customer helpline number and you can call them in case of any queries.

South Western Railway Reservation – South Western Railways Enquiry, Booking, Fares

July 22nd, 2009 Comments off

South Western Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various South Western Railway Zone Reservationdestinations. In addition to the online railway reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of South Western Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying through South Western railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

Bangalore City

131,132 1361

131,132 2200971

Bangalore Cantt

2203373

2268554

Bangarapet

355158

355253

Belgaum

436706

436706

Chikballapur

72385

72385

Davangere

259222

258444

Dharwar

135

1,352,441,101

Gadag

537198

131

Hassan

268222

268222

Hosur

222603

222603

Kuppam

255543

256570

Malleswaram

3347651

3347651

Mandya

226711

224050

Mysore

2420103, 2422103

133,134

Shimoga Town

222660

222660

Tumkur

2278428

2278438

Vasco-da-gama

2512569

131

Whitefield

8454317

8452248

Yelahanka

8092078

8092377

Yesvantpur

3377161

3371444

The Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy.

South Western Railway Zone ReservationThe South Western Railway has organized three Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the various stations Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli.

The South Western railway offers various amenities for the passengers at the station including Medical Shop, Tourist Information Centre, STD/PCO booth, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring room, Waiting Room, Refreshment room including Veg and Non Veg, Light refreshment stall and book stall.

Retiring Rooms and dormitories (both AC and Non – AC) provided at major stations on South Western Railway can serve as your transit accommodation. Only those holding valid tickets for inward/outward journey are eligible to make use of this amenity. It is available at very reasonable cost.

Central Railway Reservation- Central Railway Booking, Fares, Enquiry

June 11th, 2009 Comments off

Central Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various destinations. Central Railway Zone ReservationIn addition to the online reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of Central Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying through Central railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

Ahmednagar

135

131

Akola

-

131

Akkalkot Road

57053

-

Ambarnath

137

2317181

Amravati

137

131

Baramati                    22383

22283

-

Belapur

137

-

Gulbarga

135

131

Jalgaon

137

131

Kalyan

137

-

Mumbai CST

135

134

Nashik

137

131

Pune

123

131

Satara

70015

70015

Shirdi

56500

-

Thane

137

-

Sangli

322123

-

Vambri

49531

-

Panvel

137

-

Mulund

137

-

The Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy. Names of these stations include Amravati, Gulbarga, Manmad, Mumbai CST, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur, Thane, Jalgaon, Chembur, Wardha, Dadar, Khandwa, etc

Central Railway Zone ReservationThe Central Railway has organized in total Seventeen Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the Mumbai CST, Pune, Nagpur, Solapur, Gulbarga, etc.

The Central railway offers various amenities for the passengers at the station including Medical Shop, Tourist Information Centre, STD/PCO booth, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring room, Waiting Room, Refreshment room including veg and Non Veg, Light refreshment stall and book stall.



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