Saturday, March 28, 2015


The Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the day of journey).

 Accordingly, with effect from 01st April, 2015, 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, reservation can be obtained for journey commencing o­n all days between 01.04.2015 and 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 tourists.