The Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey), said the ministry in a statement.
Starting 1 April 2015, the booking in trains from train originating stations will open and remain available for 120 days. It clarified that as on 04/01/2015, for train leaving on July 28th, can be booked.
However, no change case of Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains etc, where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. There will also no change in the case of the limit on foreign tourists that is for 360 days.
In addition, the ministry said provisions of lower berths to senior citizens and female passengers aged 45 and above will be made available.