Railways reduces advance ticket booking reservation period
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The Railways have decided to reduce the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for
booking tickets from the existing 120 days to 60 days. The decision will come
into effect from May 1, 2013.
One can now purchase a ticket only up to 60 days before the journey. The
counting of 60 days will not include the date of journey.
The Railways said that all bookings done up to April 30, 2013, under the ARP of
120 days will remain effective. Accordingly, cancellation of booking made beyond
the ARP of 60 days will also be permitted.
“There will be no change in the case of certain day time express trains like Taj
Express, Gomti Express etc, where lower time limits for advance reservations are
at present in force,” said the Railway spokesperson.
“There will also be no change in the case of limit of 360 days for foreign
tourists,” he added.
“The initiative is aimed at preventing touts from purchasing tickets in
advance,” a railway source said. “It will discourage such practices,” he
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