Saturday, October 25, 2014
No refund on tickets for premium trains Indian Railways
THE Railway authorities have clarified that there will be no refund on tickets hooked for premium special trains.
Explaining the concept of the premium train, die South-western Railway said in a statement here on Thursday that premium trains are meant for people who plan their journeys at short notice.
At present, the Mysore - Varanasi Express, originating from the city, is a premium special service hut there are similar services from other cities to different destinations.
While reservation on regular trains commences BO days in advance, it is 15 days in case of premium trains for the benefit of passengers who plan their journey at short notice and want a confirmed accommodation.
The release said the premium trains arc seasonal and occasion-specific such as for festivals or holidays and have been introduced to meet the passenger rush.
The Special Trains will only have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier and sleeper classes with Rajdhani-like facilities, including catering, the release said.
The Indian Railways experimented with this model during Christmas last year.
It is intended to implement this model during every festival season, when demand exceeds the normal, the statement added.