Online ticket reservation rules

1. Bookings can be done against General (GN), Senior Citizen (SS), Ladies (LD) and Tatkal (TQ) quota berths/seats only.

2. All payments towards the cost of the tickets issued should be done through one of the payment mode provided on the payment page, according to IRCTC.

3. Ladies Quota (LD) is generally earmarked in sleeper class (SL) and second sitting (2S).

4. Passengers can book a ticket up to 120 days in advance for all classes and trains. However, in case of some intercity day trains, the ARP (Advance Reservation Period) is less than 60 days.

5. One must be a registered user to IRCTC's website/app to book tickets and for any type of enquiries. No user can register more than once on the site.

6. Under Tatkal quota, berths/seats are earmarked in all-important trains in different classes except for First Class Air-conditioned (1A) class.

7. Online booking of train tickets are allowed from 00:20 am to 11:45 pm (Indian Standard Time) on all days including Sundays, according to IRCTC.

8. For Tatkal booking, opening day means one day in advance from date of departure of train from originating station. For e.g.-if train is to depart from originating station on August 2, Tatkal booking will commence at 10.00 AM on August 1.

9. Auto upgradation is available to the next higher class on optional basis, as per railway rules.

10. Cancellation of e-tickets can be done by passengers only before chart preparation of the train. After chart preparation, passengers can use the online TDR (ticket deposit receipt) filing facility and track the status of refund. more  

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This is so. more  
The brief description of Online ticket reservation rules is lucid and systematic. more  
The roadmap outlined by Ms Sarita is "ideal on paper", but having read comments of members over the past years about IRCTC and the Railways, one would have to put a question mark against this kind of smooth functioning...... more  
Mr. Goals you wrote you can plan a journey 1 year advance. Then you can plant 1 month before as well. Why do you want your money locked? Majority can't plan as they're not astrologer like you. A person who has to travel at later dates can't get reservation. That's why tatkal booking is over crowded. Several cancellation can be avoided if days are reduced. 120 days ARP benefits only the railways. Use your intelligence more  
I think swatch bharat is not visible in train toilets. I traveled from Vijayawada to Yeshwantapur and back, 23rd Jul to 25th Jul. more  
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