No Reservation Needed For These Train Tickets! Indian Railways Starts Big Ticketing Reform
India recently crossed the milestone of 100 Crore vaccinations. And yet the vaccination is in full swing. Because of this, the government has become more confident and is opening up public spaces in a phased manner. In the next stage of opening up of the Railway Ministry has decided to remove reservations certain railways.
No reservation needed in these trains
The Railways has decided to withdraw in a phased manner the mandatory reservation facility in the general compartments of mail and express trains. Currently, the reservation norm is applicable to second class general coaches. As per the new directive, the respective Railway Zones can take a decision on the number of coaches which can be de-reserved.
Travelers won’t need any reservation in second class compartments in 23 special trains. The trains are as follows –
06336, Kollam-Nilambur Road
06325, Nilambur Road – Kottayam
06304, Thiruvananthapuram – Ernakulam
06303, Ernakulam – Thiruvananthapuram
06302, Thiruvananthapuram – Shoranur
06301, Shoranur – Thiruvananthapuram
02628, Thiruvananthapuram – Tiruchirappalli Superfast
06850, Rameswaram – Tiruchirappalli
06849, Tiruchirappalli – Rameswaram
06305, Ernakulam – Kannur
06089, Dr. MGR Chennai Central – Jolarpettai
06090, Jolarpettai – Dr. MGR Chennai Central
06844, Palakkad Town – Tiruchirappalli
06843, Thirucharappalli – Palakkad Town
06607, Kannur – Coimbatore
It should be noted that the relaxation would be applicable to trains running services within Kerala and those going to Tamil Nadu, all coming under the ambit of the Southern Railways. At the same time, for the long-distance trains bound for other states, the reservation is still mandatory.
New rule will come into effect from November
The authorities have indicated that the new rule would come into effect by the first week of November.
As the country has started to keep the pandemic on its back, there has been a constant demand for a long time for ending the reservation system in the general compartments of popular trains plying inside Kerala.
It seems that the passengers have had enough with the difficulties faced while reserving tickets and with the many restrictions imposed by the IRCTC website.
Many MPs and various railway passengers’ organizations are now demanding to run more passenger train services and reschedule the train timings to the advantage of passengers.