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IRCTC: Railways Extends Advanced Reservation Period Up to 120 Days

From June 1, Indian Railways will run 200 additional trains for passengers. In such a situation, now everyone wants a confirmed ticket to avoid any problem during the journey. Now keeping in mind of passengers need, Indian Railways has changed the rules for advance booking of tickets. Indian Railways has made a big announcement. Now the Railway Ministry has reinstated the old reservation system in trains running from June 1. Now, passengers will get the railway reservation facility of 120 days in advance on the old pattern rather than 30 days. Along with this, the immediate quota has also been implemented by the Railways. The new system will come into effect from May 31. This facility will also be applicable in 30 special Rajdhani Express trains across the country with 200 special trains running from June 1.

Book Tickets for 230 Special Trains

At present, tickets can be booked online for travel in 230 special trains. However, the government has given the facility to book tickets from more than two lakh Common Service Centres (CSC) across the country. Luggage can also be booked on these trains. Tickets can be booked for these trains through IRCTC website or mobile app. You can also book tickets from select railway station counters, post offices, Passenger Ticket Facilitation Centre (YTSK), official agents, passenger reservation system.

200 Trains Will Run from 1 June

Indian Railways has planned for the operation of 200 trains from June 1. After the fourth phase of the lockdown ending on 31 May, the traffic of trains on the tracks will increase. These trains will be different from Shramik Special and AC Special trains running at this time. Ticket booking is being done for these trains from May 22.

Railways Have Appealed to Avoid Unnecessary Travels

Railways are running special trains to help migrant labourers reach their home safely. But in such a situation some ill people, pregnant women, elderly people and children are also travelling. Recently, some deaths have also been reported in trains. In such a situation, the Railways has now appealed that if not necessary, sick persons, pregnant women, elderly people above 65 years and children below 10 years should avoid rail travel. In a statement issued by the Railways, it has appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Railways to have not let people travel who are suffering from diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cardio, cancer, along with pregnant women, children younger than 10 years and elderly people above 65 years.

Corona Status in India

According to the Health Ministry, 7466 cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours. At the same time, 175 people have died. The total cases in India have now reached 165799. Out of these, 71,105 have been cured. 89,987 are still under treatment. So far, 4,711 people have died in India due to coronavirus.

Author: Aashish Ranjan


Aashish Ranjan has worked as News Reporter & Content Writer with 3 years of expertise in assigning, shaping and directing news stories. He is dedicated to covering all relevant news with speed & accuracy. He has graduated in Mass Communication fro

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Author: Aashish Ranjan


Aashish Ranjan has worked as News Reporter & Content Writer with 3 years of expertise in assigning, shaping and directing news stories. He is dedicated to covering all relevant news with speed & accuracy. He has graduated in Mass Communication fro