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Railways increases advance booking period for special trains to 120 days

ANI | Updated: May 28, 2020 21:59 IST

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): The Ministry of Railways on Thursday increased the advance reservation period (ARP) for all special trains from 30 to 120 days.
The modification has come into effect for all 30 Special Rajdhani type trains and 200 Special Mail Express trains (total 230 trains) running with effect from May 12 and June 1, respectively.
These modifications will come into effect from 8 am of the train booking date of May 31, 2020, onwards.
Apart from this, the booking of parcel and luggage has also been permitted in all these 230 trains, according to the Executive Director (I&P), Ministry of Railways.
From May 12, fifteen pairs of special trains are also being operated for general passengers from different cities of the country. Railways plans to run 100 pairs of special trains from June 1.
The lockdown has been extended in the fourth phase up to May 31. (ANI)