Local Train is considered to be the lifeline of Mumbai but in a broader perspective, Indian Railways is lifeline of India. The trains connect our country and make it easy for people to travel to every part of the country. Railway Ministry keeps coming up with new set of rules to improve the services. Some new set of rules have been announced that will be effective from 1st of July. Take notes-
1.Suvidha trains will not have waiting lists from next month. Only confirmed and RAC passengers will get seats.
2.Passengers will get 50% refund on cancelling the tickets of Suvidha Trains.
3.The number of coaches in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will be increased.
4.Rajdhani and Shatabdi will have only Mobile tickets from July 1 which means that they are going paperless.
5.Train bookings will be started in various languages which is certainly a great step.
6.From July 1, the services of Premium trains will come to an end.
7.On cancellation of Tatkal tickets, passengers will get half refund.
8.Note the new Tatkal booking timings- Tatkal window for AC coach will be open between 10 am and 11 am while for sleeper coach it will be open from 11 am to 12 pm. This will reduce the traffic and bookings will come through faster.
9.Half refund of fare on cancellation charges of rupees 100 for air-conditioned-II tier/first class, rupees 90 for air-conditioned III-tier/3 economy/air-conditioned chair car and rupees 60 for sleeper class will be given.