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#46 Apr 26th, 2013, 14:41
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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu View Post IV. There will also be no change in the case of limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.
Presumably this means foreign tourists booking tickets under the Foreign Tourist Quota and not foreign tourists booking general quota tickets?

So foreign tourists booking their tickets online before going to India will be affected by the ARP change the same as everyone else?
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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post Presumably this means foreign tourists booking tickets under the Foreign Tourist Quota and not foreign tourists booking general quota tickets?

So foreign tourists booking their tickets online before going to India will be affected by the ARP change the same as everyone else?
Correct. To book this far ahead from outside India you would need to use an Indrail pass through an approved agent.
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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post Presumably this means foreign tourists booking tickets under the Foreign Tourist Quota and not foreign tourists booking general quota tickets?
FTQ tickets have the same APR as General quota tickets.

It's only 360 days ARP for tickets purchased using an Indrail pass.

(Tickets booked via an Indrail pass can be booked 360 days in advance, these seats/berths will then be blocked and come of the FTQ or General quota when bookings open)
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Something that would have really helped bridging this demand-supply gap as well as some extra revenue for IR would be to introduce increasing cancellation charges, the closer the date of travel is. Present cancellation charges are ridiculous and as long as one has a faint possibility of travel, he would like to get some tickets for himself - and go on cancelling those.
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An Indian friend has told me that trains can now only be booked 1 month in advance (and not 2 months in advance, as previously).

Is this true? Can anyone confirm this?
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Originally Posted by Wildhorse View Post An Indian friend has told me that trains can now only be booked 1 month in advance (and not 2 months in advance, as previously).

Is this true? Can anyone confirm this?
I doubt it. It was still 60 days earlier today.
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One can book tickets 60 days in advance currently.
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Not all trains have 60 days ARP. However, most trains do. It is better to check up with the official website or IRCTC and be sure about the date/s.
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Thanks for the quick replies.

So it depends on the train, as before, but is not a general requirement.
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Advance Reservation Period(ARP) on Indian trains

I thought the ARP was 60 days for online bookings through IRCTC, but it seems to be much shorter for some trains. Could someone please guide me to a link which provides the details ?
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I don't think there is any link which mentions the ARP of the trains.
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Generally ARP is less in Inter-city day trains.
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A change to revise the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) back to 120 days was announced in The Railways Budget last month. The effective date for this change will be April 1st 2015. The 360 day limit mentioned for foreign tourists applies to reservations made through an IndRail Pass agent.

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Now travellers can book train tickets four months in advance as the Railways has decided to extend the advance reservation period from 60 days to 120 days, with effect from April 1.

“The advance reservation period for booking reserved tickets have been extended from two months to four months now as announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.

However, there will be no change in case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

Advancing the reservation period once again to 120 days would discourage the touts as it involves more cancellation charges, he said.

Full piece http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...?homepage=true
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SO, finally ARP is 120 days from today
Do you think people will book tickets 4 months in advance (except emergencies, occasions, long holidays, etc) ?
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