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Railways: Now book retiring room at railway stations on hourly basis

Now train passengers will be able to book retiring rooms on hourly basis as railways has revised the current practice of 12/24 hours booking rule to cater to the growing demand for lodging facility at railway premises.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 30, 2016 9:18 pm
railways, railway station, waiting room, waiting room booking, waiting facilities, waiting room pre booking, lodging, retiring rooms, retiriung rooms booking, railway news, india news Railways: The hourly booking service will be operational at a few major stations including Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat and later expanded to other stations.

Now train passengers will be able to book retiring rooms on hourly basis as railways has revised the current practice of 12/24 hours booking rule to cater to the growing demand for lodging facility at railway premises. Railways provides lodging facility through retiring rooms to its passengers at stations spread across the country.

The hourly booking service will be operational at a few major stations including Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat and later expanded to other stations. Currently, booking of retiring room is being done for the fixed slots of 24 and 12 hours along with fixed tariff for the respective slot.

As per the changed rule, retiring room can now be booked for the minimum three hours and maximum up to 48 hours. Passenger can book retiring room for the desired period and it will result in effective use of retiring room, better utilization and also increase in revenue, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

However, hourly booking will not be allowed from 9 pm to 9 am as one has to book the entire 12 hours period to avail the room. The tariff would be charged on hourly basis.

The online booking of retiring rooms can be done through IRCTC website. The facility of booking of retiring room is available only on confirmed and RAC tickets.

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    Sanat Panda
    Jul 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    I want to book a retiring room at new dèlhi station on 19.10.2017 for 12 hours
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      GJ Chary
      Apr 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm
      What is the link/ path to book the rooms. I could not locate connected address in the Railways portal CHARY
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        Dr. D.
        Feb 1, 2017 at 7:32 am
        The online booking of retiring rooms make the journey comfortable and convenient. Thanks to
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          S Venkatasubramanian
          Jan 27, 2017 at 10:53 am
          I am arriving from MALM by 11042 Exp at CSTM on 2.5.2017.(schedule arr 13.35 hrs). I am leaving fr ADI by 12901 (scheduled dep 2200 hrs opn the same day)on the same day. I am travelling with my wife and son aged 26 yrs. When I tried to book retiring rom at BCT, throu IRCTC, it shows accommodation only for 2 pngers. Now, what I should do to get retiring room benefits for my family?
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            Surendra Singhal
            Dec 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm
            10 hours dated 14 December at night 22.00pm
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