Indian Railways Increases Advance Reservation Period of Special Trains to 120 Days

In a significant move, Indian Railways has decided to extend the Advance Reservation Period for the 30 Rajdhani Special trains and 200 other special services.

This may imply that normal train services are unlikely to resume anytime soon.

Below is the official press release

Indian Railways modifies instructions for 30 Special Rajdhani type train and 200 Special Mail Exp trains (total 230 trains) running with effect from 12.05.2020 and 01.06.2020 respectively

Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) of all Specials notified from 30 days to 120 days

Booking of Parcel and luggage shall be permitted in all these 230 trains

The above changes shall be implemented with effect from 08:00 hrs of train booking date of 31st May 2020 onwards.

New Delhi, 28th May, 2020

Indian Railways has modified instructions for 30 special Rajdhani type trains started w.e.f. 12.05.2020 and 200 Special Mail Express to be introduced w.e.f. 01.06.2020 (total 230 trains). Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) of all Specials notified from 30 days to 120 days. Booking of Parcel and luggage shall be permitted in all these 230 trains.

The above changes shall be implemented with effect from 08:00 hrs of train booking date of 31st May 2020 onwards.

Other terms e.g., Current booking, Tatkal quota allocation of seats to road side stations etc to be same as in regular time tabled trains.

These instructions can also be viewed on the Indian Railways website-www.indianrailways.gov.in under the head commercial circulars in Traffic Commercial Directorate.

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