Western Railways introduce token system for Tatkal tickets

Railway administration has decided to introduce a token system from tomorrow for the convenience of commuters, who form queues till evening hours for seeking reservation for the next day at Reservation Centers at Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Anand and Nadiad.

Western Railway sources said passengers seeking Tatkal reservation for the next day in the morning hours are advised to form a queue on the nominated counter for getting token number in advance, so that they will not have to wait in long queues over night.

Accordingly token numbers will be issued on the requisition forms of the passengers after 2130 hrs up to 2200 hrs on Monday to Saturday and after 1500 hrs upto 1530 hrs on Sunday. Only one form will be accepted from one passenger.

The passenger, who has obtained token number, need not stay at the reservation counter during night and should be present at 0700 hrs in the morning and can occupy their counter number up to 0730 hrs. If any passenger turns-up after 0730 hrs, the token number allotted to him will be treated as cancelled and priority will be given to next token number or general passenger, who is next in the queue.

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WR introduces current reservation display system

In order to provide latest updated information of availability of berths at the current counters and to bring more transparency in current reservations which are done after charting, WR has introduced a Computer Screen at the current counter of Mumbai Central railway station.

Passengers can get the reservation one hour before the departure of a train from the current counter after the charting depending on the availability of berths.

Now the passengers can view the online availability of berths/ seats after the charting is done at this counter.

The online information will bring more transparency and give updated information about the occupancy or availability of berths/ seats in a train which is to depart after an hour from Mumbai Central station.

This facility will be extended to other current counters at Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali within a week.