Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Book Train Tickets 30 Minutes Before Departure

Book Indian Railways Tickets 30 Minutes Before Departure

As per the latest Press Release by Indian Railways, you can book a railway ticket online 30 minutes prior to the departure of a train w.e.f. 12th November, 2015. This booking can be done online through IRCTC website as well as offline at the reservation counters.

To facilitate the passengers and make the better use of vacant berths and seats, Railways has also announced that henceforth, the reservation chart would be prepared twice. According to a senior railway official, the first reservation chart would be prepared four hours prior to departure of a train while second and final chart will be prepared 30 minutes before the departure of the concerned train. After these changes, booking will be allowed on internet as well as at reservation counters even after the preparation of first reservation chart, subject to availability of berths and seats in the train concerned.

These changes will enhance the train ticket booking facilities which will enable the passengers to buy tickets even after reservation charts have been prepared.

It has now been made essential by the Indian Railways to finalise the reservation chart four hours before the departure of train from November 12. This has been done in order to facilitate the passengers so that they can plan their journey well in time. The second and final chart of reservations will be prepared 30 minutes before departure of train and given to on-board ticket checking staff.

According to Indian Railways, this provision will ensure optimum utilisation of train accommodation and is expected to result into enhanced earnings for the railways. These changes are expected to curb the illegal ticketing activities of the touts and eliminate the misuse of delay in finalization of reservation chart.

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