Lakhs of domestic passengers have been booking train tickets online through the website of IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation).
Further, there has been a remarkable annual growth in the number of travelers abroad visiting India. Giving due consideration to the growing foreign tourists, IRCTC has initiated a number of activities to attract the foreign tourists. Presently, the foreign passengers are allowed to make train ticket bookings 120 days in advance. Now, the railways` ministry has decided to extend this train booking facility for the foreign travelers that they can book train tickets 1 year in advance.
An official from IRCTC explained regarding this:
All the foreign travelers/tourists can now book train tickets in Indian Railways 1 year in advance. The booking has to be registered with the details of the passport number, international mobile phone number, etc.In case of cancellation of the bookings, only 50% will be refunded. The foreign travelers need to keep their original passports and visas. Otherwise, they will be penalized.
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