New Delhi: With the summer holiday season approaching fast, the Railways is putting in place a slew of measures to help tackle the vacation rush, which includes finalising the reservation chart at least four hours before the scheduled departure time, waiving off extra charges in case of change in trains of waitlisted passengers and e-catering to improve available food options.
In another significant decision, the government has given the go-ahead to government employees to avail LTC under the dynamic or flexi fare systems in Shatabdis and Rajdhani trains.
The DoPT had earlier asked government employees to book Railway tickets at the lowest fare available. The clearance for claiming LTC under the dynamic fare system is likely to give a boost to holiday travel by government employees.
In its order the DoPT has said: “The matter has been examined in consultation with department of expenditure, ministry of finance and it has been decided that flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/ Shat-abdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed in these trains on LTC”.
Among the several measures taken are finalization of first reservation chart at least four hours before the scheduled departure of the train and transfer of vacant available berths through online booking....