Advance Booking of Railway Retiring Rooms

#1 Jun 23rd, 2012, 00:52
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  • asishdas is offline
Hello everybody!

I am not sure whether it is proper for me to start a new thread on above captioned subject. I have searched IM Forums and had come across various posts pertaining to this issue. I found that nowhere in these threads, the issue of advance booking of railway retiring rooms has been fully resolved. Most of the cases, the threads end with incomplete and hazy information.

What I knew is that no advance booking railway retiring room is permitted and that passenger has to approach the appropriate authority to get the booking on reaching at the destination point. The traveler is required to prove that he a genuine passenger (on production of tickets etc.) and booking is given on "first-come-first-serve" basis, subject to availability.

However, of late, I am getting some conflicting information contrary to what has been stated above. I was told that now-a-days, Railways are not only allowing advance booking of retiring rooms, these facilities are now available even for online booking (at least for few of the stations). I could not get any confirmation or denial on this matter. Can any one in IM, specially our experts on Railways, explain the correct situations and let me know whether Railways are now allowing at least advance booking (on production of copies of ticket and on payment of money in advance) for the Railway Retiring Rooms? Thanks.
#2 Jun 23rd, 2012, 01:18
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  • machadinha is offline
It's been said here of late that advance booking of retiring rooms may be opening up yes.

I know nothing more about it. A bit of searching the web might indeed suggest it is so, or perhaps only for regional divisons.
#3 Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:20
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I have indeed heard of Mumbai (don't remember which station in Mumbai though), Chennai and Nagpur and a few other stations going in for Online booking of Retiring rooms. This can apparently be done while booking the journey ticket. Weather this is only for PRS booked tickets or online as well is unclear.

This is the latest that I could find: http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...g-rooms-nagpur,4,268
#4 Jul 9th, 2013, 11:10
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Online booking of IR Retiring rooms for some major stations

West Central Railway says that for some major stations online booking of retiring room is possible from the other linked major station.

E.g. if you are traveling from HWH to NDLS, you can see the Retiring Room matron of Howrah and ask him/her to book you a retiring room at NDLS, subject to availability.

If I understand correctly, the room can be booked as early as ARP starts.

WCR Page providing details

List of stations for which retiring rooms booking is computerized, updated June 2013

Question: I understood that NDLS Yatriniwas was converted to Ginger Hotel and handed over to Tata. Is there a separate retiring room now at NDLS?
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#5 Jan 20th, 2014, 12:37
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  • amitkshatata is offline

computerize retiring room booking

Hi All,

I visited New Delhi Railway station where I found retiring room booking counter windows but to my surprise I visited 2 times and both time person on the windows told me computer is not working .

I did raise a complaint to customer care and will share if get any reply!

#6 Jan 21st, 2014, 13:19
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Try Nizamuddin Station then.

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#7 Jun 24th, 2014, 13:36
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Where can I find facilities exist at what stations? Is there a site that tells this?
#8 Jun 24th, 2014, 15:38
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  • asishdas is offline
Originally Posted by gabbar singh View Post Where can I find facilities exist at what stations? Is there a site that tells this?

Try this:

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