New Delhi: More than 5.72 lakh tickets were booked a day after the opening of the reservations for the 200 special trains which will start on June 1, officials said.
Popular trains such as Durontos, Sampark Krantis, Jan Shatabdis and Poorva Express included in the list are included in the 200 special trains.
For trains starting on 1 June, 572219 tickets have been booked since yesterday morning, with 1254706 passengers, said the official announcement.
Reservations for these trains began Thursday at 10 am via Railway ticketing arm IRCTC. Only online e-ticketing is done via the IRCTC website or via the Mobile App.
Booking will not be permitted through reservation counter railway station, booking agents. The advance reservation period in these special trains will be 30 days.
These trains will have classes which are both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned.
Catering fees are not included in the fare. Prepaid meal booking rules, e-catering shall be disabled. However, IRCTC will only make provision on payment basis for limited eatables and packaged drinking water in limited trains, having Pantry car attached, an official release has said.
Within the train no linen, blankets and curtains are to be provided. Passengers would be allowed to bring their own linen for the journey.