July 14: The Railway administration yesterday in a press release reduced the advance reservation period (ARP) to 60 days that would come into effect from July 15. Till today the advance reservation period was 90 days but now the booking of rail tickets can be counted 60 days in progress before the departure day.
This new rule is applicable for all classes and all trains. However, those who have already booked their tickets before July 15 will be valid and the change would be applicable only from tomorrow.
In case of foreign tourists there will be no change in the current 360 days in advance booking period. Also there will be no change for the booking in some Inter-city day trains including Taj Express, Gomti Express in which tickets are available only 30 days prior to the journey day.
Earlier, few years back the advance reservation period was 60 days but later the administration had increased it to 90 but now again made it 60 days keeping in mind the passengers need on timely basis.
Earlier in this month Indian Railways has released a new timetable for various trains in the process of increasing speed of certain mail express trains and passenger trains. A separate link is also available in the official website of the ministry to provide timely information about the changes.
For further information visit the official website of Indian Railways.