Indian Railways to shut down some premium trains; Massive changes in offing

Jun 11, 2018, 19:44 PM IST
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Indian Railways has recently come up with many structural changes as part of its ongoing exercise to serve travellers better. Of these changes, some are likely to be implemented from July 1, reported OdishaTV. Let us have a look at a few of these changes that may lead to provision of smooth travel experience to rail passengers.

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1. The national carrier is taking a bold step to end waiting list and facilitate the passengers with confirmed tickets. Image source: PTI

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2. From July 1, after cancellation of Tatkal tickets, some 50 per cent of the amount will be refunded. The rules of the instant ticket will also be changed. Tickets for AC coach will be booked from 10 am to 11 am, while sleeper coaches will be booked from 11 am to 12 pm. Image source: Reuters

 

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3. The facility of paperless ticketing is also being started in the capital and centenary trains, thereby, ending paper ticket in these trains. However, the tickets will be sent on mobile phone of a passenger. Image source: Reuters

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4. Indian Railways is also starting the ticketing facility in Overseas Languages, as it was available only in Hindi and English, but the new IRCTC website would facilitate different languages. Image source: Reuters

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4. Indian Railways is also starting the ticketing facility in Overseas Languages, as it was available only in Hindi and English, but the new IRCTC website would facilitate different languages. Image source: PTI

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5. To meet the rush of passengers, Indian Railways will provide additional coaches from July 1 to Century and capital trains, besides introducing alternative train adjustment system. Image source: Reuters

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6. Ministry of Railways has also decided to run a train facility  on July 1, on the lines of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Mail-Express trains, besides shutting down some premium trains. Image source: PTI

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7. Further, the department will reportedly provide a refund of 50 percent rent on ticket withdrawal in trains. Apart from this, Rs 100 on AC-2, Rs 90 on AC-3, Rs 60 per trip on sleeper. Image source: PTI

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