IRCTC Indian Railways 200 Special Trains update
In good news for the common man, Indian Railways has decided to open passenger Railway ticket reservation counters at railway stations across the country from Friday. The ticket booking counters at railway stations will be opened in a phased manner and the instructions for the same have been issued to the zonal railways.
Meanwhile, booking for Indian Railways special trains that commence services from June 1 began on the IRCTC website (irctc.co.in). Indian Railways has already released the full list of IRCTC special trains that will run from June 1. These 200 special trains will be over and above the Shramik special trains and the 15 pairs of air-conditioned trains that IRCTC has already been running.
These trains will be fully reserved special trains. Earlier, Indian Railways had said that train tickets for the IRCTC special trains can only be booked online on the IRCTC website or the IRCTC mobile app.
The 200 special trains that will start services from June 1 will include Duronto and Janshatabdi trains as well. The advance reservation period for these new 200 special IRCTC trains is 30 days.
The trains will have both air-conditioned (AC) and non-AC coaches, including General Sleeper (GS) coaches of Indian Railways. There will be no unreserved coach in these trains, and even the GS coaches will have reserved seats for passengers.
Indian Railways has also released a list of IRCTC ticket booking rules, tatkal rules, current online booking and RAC rules for these special 200 trains.