Friday, November 11, 2011

Introduction of online booking of Retiring Rooms at Chennai Central



Southern railway is adding one more feather in its cap by introducing on line booking of Retiring Rooms at Chennai Central. This passenger amenity  has been commissioned on 2nd November 2011.   The entire operation has been computerised by the Indian Railways with the system developed in association with Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS).  The entire operation is computerised thereby avoiding manual interference at any stage. This is a welcome move on the part of Indian Railways and frequent users will be much benefited by this move since this facility is open to all passengers 90 days in advance as applicable for normal reservation by trains and booking accommodation in retiring rooms can be done at the time of reserving the journey ticket itself.

Also the passenger seeking accommodation at Retiring Room at various stations can  approach the matron of Retiring Room quoting the PNR number at the time of reserving the journey ticket. 

For passengers cancelling the journey, retiring room reservation can also be cancelled and refunds will be made as per rules.

The computer system has been enabled in such a way that the passengers will be able to know the vacancy position of retiring rooms at various location where on line booking is already  commissioned. 

At present this facility is available to 18 stations in Indian Railway including Chennai Central, Madurai and Rameswaram and to Chennai Egmore station shortly.

5 comments:

  1. I would love to go to that place and stay at the nicest accommodation in town.

    Hostel Eilat

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  2. Where is the link? The press release says the facility started w.e.f 2nd nov 2011 but the URL or website can't be seen anywhere. Same goes with IRCTC and it doesnt offer the facility to book retiring room@central

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  3. DEAR SIR

    IS THERE ANY ONLINE BOOKING FOR RETIRING/DORMITORIES IN ADVANCE AT TRIVENDRUM CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION.
    Nageswara Rao

    MY MAIL ID:gsvsdnrao@gmail.com

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  4. It is good initiation. But can you give the link for booking retiring room???

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  5. Really amazing stuff, Prior to the Internet, travelers could write, telephone or fax a hotel directly, or use a travel agent to make a hotel reservation. It used to take much time to make a best hotel booking site and receive a confirmed Booking.

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