1. Railways to allow foreigners to book ticket 360 days in advance

Railways to allow foreigners to book ticket 360 days in advance

The Indian Railways on Monday said that it will soon allow foreign nationals to book tickets 360 days in advance in order to promote tourism.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2017 9:01 PM
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The Indian Railways on Monday said that it will soon allow foreign nationals to book tickets 360 days in advance in order to promote tourism. “Now the foreign nationals or NRIs (non-resident Indians) can book their tickets under foreigners quota in 360 days advance,” a Railway Ministry official told IANS. As of now, foreigners are allowed to book ticket 120 days in advance of their planned travel. The official said the new facility would be officially announced on July 7 or July 12. Under the new facility, foreign nationals can book first AC, second AC and executive class tickets in premium trains like Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, newly launched Tejas Express and Gatimaan Express. Foreign nationals would require to give details of their passport, visa and their mobile numbers through the IRCTC site. “IRCTC would charge Rs 200 per ticket as service charge from the foreign national passengers,” he said. The official added that for cancelling the ticket, existing rules would apply.

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    Patrick Fernandes
    Jul 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    India needs to first revise its Visa cost system to encourage visitors to come to India. The cost is prohibitive and discourages people from travelling to India for a two / three week holiday. A flight ticket to India is approx. £500.00 and the visa cost is approx. £120.00 How can that make sense,
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