New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) Reverting to an old practice, the Railway Ministry today decided to increase the advance reservation period from 60 to 90 days (excluding the date of journey) from February 1.
A ministry official said there would be no change in the case of certain day time express trains like Taj Express and Gomti Express. where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force.
''There will also be no change in the case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists,'' he said.
In September 1997, the ministry had increased the time limit for advance reservations from 30 to 60 days (excluding the date of journey).
It later extended the period from 60 days to 90 days with effect from March 1, 2007, for three months on an experimental basis.
When the scheme came for a review in the first week of May last year, the ministry decided to revert to the old system of 60 days' time limit.
''In view of a suitable response from the travelling passengers and taking into account the comparative number of reservations made during a time frame of two months and three months respectively, the Railways has decided to once again increase the reservation time limit from 60 to 90 days,'' the official said.
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