New Delhi: Indian Railways has announced a list of 200 special trains that will start from June 1 to help passengers reach their respective destinations. The booking for the tickets has already started from May 21 at 10 am. The list of trains includes Duronto Express, Sampark Kranti Express and Jan Sahatabdi, among many others.
The most important guidelines to follow for these train journeys are that tickets for the 200 trains can only be purchased online from the official website of IRCTC or its app with a maximum advance reservation period of 30 days.
The trains will be fully reserved with AC coaches, non-AC coaches and general coaches with reserved seats. As per the guidelines published by the Indian Railways, general coaches will also have reserved seats and there will be no unreserved seating permitted on the trains.
The passengers will be charged a fare for second seating (2S) while booking tickets for general coaches. Also, as per railways, no unreserved (UTS) tickets will be issued to anyone and no tickets will also be issued on board the trains during the journey. Also, no tatkal and premium bookings shall be permitted on the 200 trains.
Indian Railways also made it clear that no tickets will be sold at reservation counters in any railway stations and all passengers must book their tickets online. As per booking status, although Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) list will be generated for passengers but no one would be allowed to board a train with wait-listed tickets.