The Indian Railways has issued some new guidelines for reserving tickets online. From now, you can book tickets in advance up to 120 days through the IRCTC portal - irctc.co.in, which is the e-ticketing arm of the national carrier.
The 120 days will not take the date of journey from the train originating station into account.
This announcement was made by Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply in Lok Sabha. The minister said these steps are being taken to strengthen the online ticket reservation system and the Tatkal scheme of the Indian Railways, which carries over two crore people on a daily basis.
Recently, the Railway Ministry has also tweaked some inbuilt features in the tatkal ticket booking system to avoid misuse of Tatkal system. The features include, not granting refund if confirmed Tatkal tickets are cancelled, no modification (seat allocation) is allowed and others.
A look at some measures introduced in the online ticket reservation system