According to Indian Railways, tickets for these special non-AC trains can only be booked online on the IRCTC website (irctc.co.in) or mobile app.
Indian Railways passengers alert! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has announced that from June 1, 200 non-air conditioned, time-tabled trains will start services from June 1. These special passenger trains will be in addition to the Shramik special trains that Indian Railways is running. The IRCTC e-ticket booking for these special non-AC passenger trains will begin online soon. According to Indian Railways, tickets for these special non-AC trains can only be booked online on the IRCTC next-generation e-ticketing website (irctc.co.in) or mobile app IRCTC Rail Connect.
Prospective passengers will not be able to come to the railway stations to book counter tickets, the national transporter said in a statement. The routes for these time-tabled non-AC trains and their schedules will be intimated soon, Indian Railways has said.
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The move to resume non-AC train services comes days after 15 pairs of air-conditioned special passenger train services started on May 12. The tickets for these special passenger trains can also be booked online only. According to a recent Indian Railways circular a limited quota of waitlisted tickets will be allowed in the special passenger trains that are currently running and others that will start plying in the due course of time.
For the sleeper class of tickets, the maximum waitlisted tickets limit is 200. For air-conditioned coaches the waitlisted limit would be; 20 (First AC), 20 (Executive Class), 50 (AC-2 tier), 100 (AC 3-tier), 100 (AC Chair Car). While booking tickets on the IRCTC website, it is mandatory for passengers to declare that they have read the state-wise protocol for passengers arriving from special passenger trains, for example in some states a 14-day quarantine is compulsory etc. Additionally, passengers aree required to fill in their destination address so that in case there is a need for contact tracing, Indian Railways can locate passengers.