Advance Reservation Period for booking train tickets increased from 60 to 120 days

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian Railways on Tuesday increased the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking train tickets from 60 days to 120 days with effect from April 1, 2015.

A spokesperson of Indian Railways ministry said that the Railways department has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey).

“Now a passenger can book train tickets for his journey 120 days in advance instead of earlier condition of 60 days and the decision would come into effect from April 1, 2015,” Indian Railways ministry spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that accordingly, from tomorrow i.e. April 1, 2015 the booking in trains from train originating stations would be open and remain available for 120 days.

“For instance, as on April 1, 2015, for trains leaving on July 28, 2015, a passenger can obtain reservation for journey commencing on all days between April 1, 2015 upto July 28, 2015,” the spokesperson said.

He said that there would, however, be no change in case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains etc where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force.

“There would also be no change in the case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists for booking train tickets,” he added.