Reservation counters at 73 station will be immediately opened starting 22.05.2020
Booking of Reservation Tickets through the Ticketing agents, Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) licensees etc. have also been allowed starting 22.05.2020
Taking another significant step towards normalizing the train services across the country, the Indian Railways has decided to open regular Reservation Booking counters for the benefit of Rail Passengers wanting make reservations for the special trains being run. As part of it, South Central Railway has also decided to open Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters over the Zone in a phased manner from tomorrow i.e., 22nd May, 2020 to facilitate general public for booking of reserved journey tickets.
Starting tomorrow, the following Reservation counters at 73 stations will be opened immediately from 22.05.2020 across the Zone:
- Telangana (Total 18 Stations):
Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Vikarabad, Tandur, Kazipet, Peddapalli, Mancheriyal, Sirpur Kaghaznagar, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Kama Reddi, Nizamabad, Ramannapet, Mahabubnagar, Krishna.
- Andhra Pradesh (Total 44 stations):
Vijayawada, Guntur, Tirupati, Renigunta , Kurnool Piduguralla, Nambur, Mangalagiri, Gudur, Nellore, ongole, Krishna Canal, Eluru, Nidadavolu, Rajamundry, Samalkot, Tadepalligudem, Anaparti, Pittapuram, Annavaram, Tuni, Naripatnam Road, Yellamanchalli, Anakapalle, Rayanapadu, Kondapalli, Chittoor, Koduru, Obulavaripalle, Pullampet, Rajampeta, Nandaluru, Kadapa, Kamalapuram, Yerraguntla, Muddanuru, Kondapuram, Tadipatri, Gooty, Guntakal, Adoni, Mantralayam Road, Anantapur, Dharmavaram.
- Maharashtra (Total 06 stations):
Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Selu, Jalna, Aurangabad.
- Karnataka (Total 05 stations):
Sedum, Raichur, Saidapur, Nalwar, Yadgir.
In addition, with effect from 22.05.2020Indian Railways has also allowed the facility of booking/cancellation of reserved tickets through the Common Service Centers, Ticketing agents, Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) licensees etc. and through authorized agents of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) along with computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters of Indian Railways available in railway premises/reservation centers.
It may also be noted that running of Shramik Special trains will continue to be handled by local State Governments as per the existing protocols.
Opening of ticket booking counters for purchasing reserved segment tickets will mark an important step in graded restoration of passenger railway services and making the task of ticket booking easy for all prospective travelers from all parts of India in reserved trains.
It is reiterated that all preventive measures should be followed by the staff as well as rail users approaching the PRS countersin the wake of COVID-19 , like social distancing, wearing of masks, using of sanitizesetc.