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Do Booking or cancelling tickets for Special Trains via Post Office

Passengers who are travelling to return to their hometowns in the special trains can now book or cancel their tickets at the post office too. The facility was made available by the Indian Railways with effect from May 22 to make it easier
for passengers to book or cancel tickets for special trains.

The ticket booking or cancellation facility can also be done through Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) licensees and the authorised agents of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). For special trains, passengers can also book through the Indian Railways’ Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters in railway premises or reservation centres as also at Common Service Centres.

Piyush Goyap tweeted :-

Railways has green-lighted re-opening of Reservation Counters & booking through Common Service Centres & Agents from tomorrow

Zonal Railways will decide & notify opening of counters in a phased manner. 

The zonal railways have been instructed to notify the opening of reservation counters for booking/cancellation in accordance with the needs of the local people.

Starting June 1, 200 special passenger trains will start operating. The tickets can be booked online on the IRCTC website or app.

As of now, the Shramik train services are being handled by the state governments. Since May 1, the railways has ferried over 44 lakh migrant workers on 3.276 Shramik Special trains. The IRCTC has so far distributed more than 74 lakh free meals and more than one crore water bottles to migrants.

Fifteen pairs of special AC trains are also ferrying passengers on 30 routes. Passengers can also book their train tickets 30 days in advance as opposed to 7 days earlier. The maximum number of trains are running from Gujarat (897), Maharashtra (590), Punjab (358), Uttar Pradesh (232) and Delhi (200).

On May 20, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) also conducted a special drive after receiving complaints about touts of e-ticket using multiple personal IDs to corner reserved births in special trains. Fourteen touts including eight IRCTC agents were arrested and tickets worth Rs 6,36,727 were recovered by the RPF.

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