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ADVANCE BOOKING

Advance Booking

To enable major parcel loading parties to plan their logistics in a better way, advance indenting of parcel space in SLRs, Parcel Vans attached to passenger carrying trains, and time table Parcel Special Trains are allowed. Advance indenting of Parcel Vans to be attached to passenger carrying trains and time tabled Parcel Special trains are permitted 120 days in advance subject to payment of Wagon Registration Fee.

The advance booking of space in SLRs, Parcel Vans (non indented) attached in passenger carrying trains, and time tabled parcel special trains shall be permitted 120 days in advance subject to payment of 10% of the total freight by the customer at the time of booking. Balance payment (90%) of the freight shall be ensured at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the train- failing which the advance booking will be cancelled and advance freight will be forfeited.

Half (50%) of the advance freight shall be refunded in case the booking is cancelled at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. However, there shall be no refund if the cancellation is done after the deadline of the 72 hour before the scheduled departure. In case of railways failure to provide parcel space in train on account of cancellation of train or for any other reason, full advance shall be refunded to the party.