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dipyamanbasu Feb 7th, 2012 22:20

Time Limit for Advance Reservations
 
http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/rai...CC_12_2012.pdf

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
****
No.2012ffG-I/201P New Delhi, dated 06.02.2012
Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO.12 OF 2012)
Sub: Time limit for Advance Reservations.
It has been decided to increase the advance reservation period from 90
days to 120 days
on experimental basis (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f.
10.03.2012. eRls will make necessary changes in the software for this purpose
under intimation to all Zonal Railways as well as Board's office. (Now again changed back to 90 days)
2. There will be no change in 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. There will also be no change in case of the limit of 360 days
for foreign tourists.
3. Board desire that the above change may be given wide publicity well in
advance of its implementation. Suitable instructions to all concerned may be
issued to ensure smooth change-over to the new time limit.
4.
~/R (V.K. Sliarma)
Director Traffic Commercial (G)-II
Railway Board
Please acknowledge the receipt.
Copy to:
MD/CRIS & GMlPRS, CRIS, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
CCMlPMs and CCMlPSs, all Zonal Railways.
ADGIPR, ED(IP), EDV (T), EDFC, DF(C), OSD/TC, F(C) & V (SS) Branches of
Railway Board.
MD/IRCTC, Bank of Baroda Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi.
Director General, Professor/Training & Professor/Commercial Railway Staff
College, Vadodara.
The Principals, Zonal Training Centers, Central Railway/Bhusaval, Eastern Railway
Dhanbad, Northern Railway, Chandausi, NE Railway, Muzaffarpur, NF Railway,
Alipurduar, Southern Railway, Trichy, Western Railway, Udaipur.
General Secretary, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), 3,
Chelmsford Road, New Delhi.
NGeewneDrael lhSie.cretary, All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF), 4, State Entry Road,
Secretary General, Federation of Railway Officers Association (FROA), Room
No.256-A, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
Secretary General, Indian Railway Promotee Officers Federation (IRPOF), Room
No.268, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
DSeeclhreitary General, All India RPF Association, Room No.256-D, Rail Bhawan, New
CTM, Metro Railway, Metro Rail Bhavan, 33/], J L Nehru Road, Kolkata-71.
DeIIlMlD:/My DocumentsIReservation Facilities/letter 20 12

DaisyL Feb 7th, 2012 22:47

Wow, this is big news! Thanks for posting this!

dipyamanbasu Feb 7th, 2012 22:55

Now read this: :D:D

http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=217800&cid=2

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Dhaka, Feb 7 (bdnews24.com) – Advance train tickets would be available only three days before the date of journey starting Feb 20, the railway minister has said.

Currently, travellers can buy train tickets 10 days in advance from the date of journey.

Suranjit Sengupta told a press briefing at the Railway Building on Tuesday that a passenger can buy at best four advance tickets from Feb 20.

machadinha Feb 8th, 2012 15:47

Interesting news, indeed.

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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu (Post 1345166)
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There will also be no change in case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

Anyone know any more about this? Never heard of it, and don't understand what they mean. Just an error?

steven_ber Feb 8th, 2012 17:39

I wonder if this has anything to do with the railway budget this month.

I hope Cleartrip update their database sometime this year.

Me, a cynic, never.:rolleyes:

steven_ber Feb 8th, 2012 17:40

The time limit of 1 year for foreign tourists is applicable only when using an Indrail pass.

machadinha Feb 8th, 2012 17:52

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Originally Posted by steven_ber (Post 1345695)
Me, a cynic, never.:rolleyes:

:whistling ;)

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Originally Posted by steven_ber (Post 1345698)
The time limit of 1 year for foreign tourists is applicable only when using an Indrail pass.

Ah, thanks :) (One more argument in favor of the pass, then?! Of course it's only available in a limited number of countries abroad, anyway.)

dipyamanbasu Feb 8th, 2012 20:55

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Originally Posted by steven_ber (Post 1345695)
I wonder if this has anything to do with the railway budget this month.

This has more to do with earning revenues. Since the Tatkal Quota for many trains have been increased in the past couple of months, with Duronto even coming into the picture of trains having tatkal quota, Railways are losing out the interest against the money kept in the bank.

Thus by increasing the ARP Range, they are trying to safeguard their financial interest on the purchase of ticket and the said money deposited for an extra period of 30 days!!

vsp27759 Feb 9th, 2012 16:15

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Originally Posted by steven_ber (Post 1345695)
I wonder if this has anything to do with the railway budget this month.

##It also remains to be seen whether this New Rule would remain in force after Summer season, say, beyond 30th June,2012.

##I vaguely remember Sometime back, the ARP has been increased and subsequently brought down after "Summer Vacation".

selar Mar 17th, 2012 16:00

Advance booking now 120 days ahead
 
Just saw message on www.irctc.co.in:

Opening day booking (120th day in advance, excluding the date of journey) will be available only after 8 AM, along with the counters.

Dhrubatara Mar 17th, 2012 16:20

Yes...

paramiyer Mar 17th, 2012 16:23

this is yet another tactic from lalu era to make more money without increasing fares :)
considering the demand supply situation, one has no choice but to book 4 months in advance & provide a free credit to IR. if only they could give a reasonable discount to book ahead (or increase the fare as days progress), it would seem fair...

selar Mar 17th, 2012 16:44

Wel, I think its a good thing, as I usually plan my trips well in advance.

theyyamdancer Mar 17th, 2012 16:48

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I have made this thread into a sticky.

dipyamanbasu Mar 17th, 2012 17:30

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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer (Post 1369193)

I have made this thread into a sticky.

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