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Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking in trains is increased from 60 days to 120 days w.e.f 1st April, 2015.

posted May 4, 2015, 6:59 PM by Jaganmohan Krishnamoorthy

    The Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accomodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the day of journey). Accordingly, w.e.f 1st April, 2015 the booking in trains from train originating stations will open and remain available for 120 days. For instance, as on 01.04.2015, for trains leaving on 28th July 2015, the reservation can be obtained for journey commencing on all days between 01.04.2015 upto 28.07.2015.

    There will, however be no change in the case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, Special trains etc, where lower time limits for advance reservation are at present in force. There will also be no change in the case of the limit of 360 days provided for foreign tourist

AC double-decker train Delhi - Lucknow

posted May 3, 2015, 6:16 AM by Jaganmohan Krishnamoorthy

Indian Railways started the much-awaited AC double-decker train for Lucknow from New Delhi. The train was flagged off by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. 


There had been a demand for the double-decker train from residents of Lucknow and today it was satisfied, Singh said after launching the train at Anand Vihar station. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, East Delhi MP Mahesh Girri and senior railway (people in charge of something) were present on the occasion. 


The AC double-decker train will be a bi-weekly service (Fridays and Sundays) starting from May 1. It will leave/move away from Anand Vihar station at 2.10 PM and will reach Lucknow at 10.50 PM the same day. In the return leg, the train will leave/move away from Lucknow at 5 AM to reach Anand Vihar at 1 PM. 


Thanking Railway Minister Prabhu for connecting Lucknow with the national capital with a double-decker service, Singh requested him to increase the frequency of the train and to start it from New Delhi station instead of Anand Vihar. 

Mumbai Darshan by Air: IRCTC starts helicopter services

posted Apr 27, 2015, 8:19 PM by Jaganmohan Krishnamoorthy

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has startedhelicopter rides over Mumbai at a cost of Rs 5,580 per head to allow people to enjoy what the railway PSU calls an 'an unforgettable way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Mumbai and its surrounding areas'.


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Central Railway - Super fast Weekly Specials - Summer Holidays 2015

posted Apr 26, 2015, 7:49 PM by Jaganmohan Krishnamoorthy   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 8:20 PM ]

Central Railway announced 16 More AC Super fast Weekly Specials between LTT and Howrah to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Summer Holidays 2015. 

AC Super Fast Weekly Specials :: Mumbai

Train Details
Train No.02860 AC Special will leave Howrah at 18.30 hrs on every Thursday from 7.5.2015 to 25.6.2015 and arrive LTT at 23.45 hrs next day.
Train No.02859 AC Special will leave LTT at 13.20 hrs on every Saturday from 9.5.2015 to 27.6.2015 and arrive Howrah at 18.15 hrs next day.

Reservation
Bookings for Train No.02859 open from 25.4.2015

Halting
Tatanagar, Rourkela, Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur and Bhusaval.

Composition
3 AC-2 Tier, 8 AC-3 Tier, 1 AC Pantry Car

Western Railway Summer Trains 2015

posted Apr 26, 2015, 11:53 AM by Jaganmohan Krishnamoorthy   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 8:20 PM ]

Western Railway announced, Premium AC Super Fast Weekly special train between Ahmedabad – Delhi and Sarai Rohilla – Ahmadabad to clear extra rush during summer vacations 2015.

Ahmedabad – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Premium AC Super Fast Weekly Special Train (10 services)
Train No.09417 Ahmedabad - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Premium AC Super Fast Weekly Special Train will leave Ahmedabad at 16.10 hrs on every Saturday and will reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 06.50 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 02nd May to 30th May, 2015.
Train No.09418 Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Ahmedabad Premium AC Super Fast Weekly Special Train will leave Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 16.15 hrs on every Sunday and reach Ahmedabad at 07.00 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 03rd May to 31st May, 2015.

Halting
Palanpur, Abu Road, Ajmer, Jaipur and Gurgaon stations in both directions.
Composition
AC II Tier, AC III Tier Coaches and Pantry Car.
Booking Details
The booking for the first two trips of the Premium Train No. 09417 will open on 25.04.2015 and rest of the trips will open 15 days prior to the date of journey as per Advance Reservation Period scheduled for Premium trains. The booking of these trains will be available only through IRCTC website.

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