Railway ministry on Thursday said that tatkal quaota will be restored for 200 special and 30 Rajdhani-type trains. Tickets for these trains can be reserved 120 days advance.
Railways Restored Tatkal, Advance Booking
It likewise permitted booking of parcel and luggage in these passenger trains, a sign that the operation of the national transporter is slowly creeping towards regularity, after over a two-month long lockdown.
“Ministry of railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) of all specials (trains) notified from 30 days to 120 days. Booking of parcel and luggage shall be permitted in all these 230 trains,” an official statement said.
“The changes shall be implemented with effect from 08:00 hrs of train booking date of 31 May 2020 onwards,” it said.
Indian Railways will begin operations of 200 passenger services across key urban communities the nation over from June 1. These trains will have completely reserved air-conditioned as well as non-conditioned coaches. It had hailed off 30 unique AC trains that began ferrying people to and from Delhi May 12 onwards. Graded restoration of train services, is in a state of harmony with the facilitating of tough across the country lockdown rules.
Prior, the service has said that the early booking period or advance booking time will be a limit of 30 days. While waitlisted tickets will be created, travelers will be permitted to board trains just if the seat is affirmed. Tatkal and premium tatkal services won’t be offered.