Indian Railways to allow waiting list ticket bookings on special trains from May 22.

Indian Railways to allow waiting list ticket bookings on special trains from May 22.


  • The public notice
  • Booking for waiting list
  • What if the traveler found unfit for traveling.
  • A passenger on the same PNR.

The public notification on the order

A public notice on May 13, has been issued by the railways’ board stating that the waiting list for special trains and the ones that will be declared later, from May 22. This is an indication that more trains will be regulated for passengers.

In their initial guidelines, the railways had stated that only confirmed e-tickets would be booked and RAC/ waiting list tickets and onboard booking by ticket checking officials would be prohibited.

Bookings for waiting list

As per the recent may 13 order, there will be some limit on the waiting list ticket booking. For sleeper class, the waiting list would be limited to 200, while for AC 3 tier and AC chair car, it will be limited to 100 each only. furthermore, fir AC 2, it will be 50. for AC 1 and executive class, it will be 20 each. All the 15 trains will run to and from New Delhi will have only AC coaches.

The duration of reserving seats on these trains has been kept a maximum of seven days. Passenger can book the waiting list from May 15. No RAC booking will be allowed.

The order stated that the matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that the waiting list in the special trains or in the trains that will be declared later will be subjected to the maximum limits.

What if the traveler found unfit for traveling

The railways explained further that if a person is debarred from traveling due to high temperature or COVID-19 symptoms then he will get a full refund.

The passenger on same PNR

In case of party ticket, if one traveler is found unfit for traveling and the other passenger on the same PNR doesn’t want to travel then a complete refund will be provided.

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