RENOVATION OF RETIRING ROOMS BY RAILWAY
IRCTC is going to manage retiring rooms and dormitories at stations with an aim to improve amenities and services for rail passengers by making better use of the existing infrastructure.
The PSU of the railways has plans to upgrade the retiring rooms to top-class hospitality offerings with well-furnished air conditioned rooms, quality fittings, communication systems, other amenities and professional services. The upgraded services will also be integrated with local sightseeing and tours and travel services, a famous News Paper reported.
"Railways is set to hand over the management and operation of the retiring rooms and dormitories in a phased manner," said an official. He added the IRCTC will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and marketing of these facilities. The railways PSU will be mandated to renovate and refurbish these assets to make them available to passengers.
As per plan, IRCTC will do the upgrades on a PPP basis such as renovate-operate-transfer model, without affecting the basic structure or heritage facades of the existing retiring rooms and dorms.
Retiring Room Complexes Revamp by Indian Railway
Retiring rooms at 600 stations across the country will undergo a major revamp as IRCTC plans to equip them with air-conditioners, wi fi connectivity and aesthetically-designed washrooms, among other facilities, a famous News Paper reported.
Railways currently manages around 2,000 retiring rooms or dormitories at more than 600 stations. The facility is meant to provide reasonable safe transit accommodation to bonafide passengers, who can book a retiring room for a maximum of 72 hours.
“Renovation work will be carried out in a phased manner. To begin with, retiring rooms/dormitories at around 400 major stations will be taken up to provide upgraded services to rail passengers,” the official added. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had in his 2016-17 budget speech announced that “retiring rooms will be handed over to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation to ensure that these can be managed in a professional manner.”
The revamped retiring rooms will have facilities like quality mattresses and linen, Shelf/locker for luggage, LED TV, telephone and intercom, firefighting equipment, potable water and room heaters. They will be well furnished and properly lit.
Washrooms are to be aesthetically designed with modern facilities. There will also be wheel chairs for senior citizens and disabled persons. IRCTC is also planning to provide some value-added services on payment basis, such as food and beverage in rooms, tour and travel services with local sightseeing, magazines and books, laundry facility, Internet, STD/ISD and Wi-Fi connectivity in the premises.
It will also ensure retailing of journey conveniences and travel requirements like gifts and toys. To top it all, there will be bell boy/porter service for luggage handling. “IRCTC intends to provide an upgraded retiring room complex on lines of guesthouses with more personalized services and expanded food and beverage services,” he said, adding, “We will bring industry expertise to undertake the refurbishing work of the retiring room complexes.”
Currently, the facilities in retiring rooms include AC and non-AC rooms with attached/common bathrooms, AC and non-AC dormitories with common bathrooms, limited food and beverages services, and lockers.
Booking/Cancellation of Retiring Room Online
What is Retiring Room in Indian Railways?
What is the Duration of Retiring Rooms Booking Online?
Is there any restriction for the room accommodation combination?
- For one passenger, one Single Bed Room or One Double Bed Room or One Bed in Dormitory can be can be allocated.
- For two passengers, One Double Bed Room or Two Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
- For three passengers, (one Double Bed Room + One Single Bed Room) or Three Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
- For four passengers, Two Double Bed Rooms or Four bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
- For five passengers, Two Double Bed Rooms or Five bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
- For Six passengers, Two Double Bed Rooms or Six bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
How to Book Retiring Room Online : Simple Steps
|IRCTC Tourism Retiring Room Booking|
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How to Cancel Retiring Room Booking Online: Simple stepsSteps 1: As usual first process to start this activity is to open the IRCTC Tourism website. To open IRCTC Tourism you just have to type http://www.irctctourism.com/ (You can open the website by open the Internet Explorer or Google Chrome or Mozilla Fire Fox etc and type irctctourism Website). Remember this is the only website allowed to provide the the Retiring room booking online.
Step 2: Login with your user id and password if you have booked with your Registered user account.
Step 3: If you have booked with guest login then login with your Email id and Mobile no.
Step 4: After login scroll down the page and select “Booked Ticket” option.
Step 5: Then select “Retiring Room Booked Ticket Option”. Select your ticket which is to be cancelled and click on the cancel ticket option.
Updated : 13.05.2016
ONLINE BOOKING OF RETIRING ROOM AT VILLUPURAM STARTED
Southern Railway announced that Online Booking of Retiring Rooms at Villupuram has been enabled on and from 11th May 2016. Passengers can now book the retiring rooms at Villupuram online through IRCTC website.
Updated : 12.05.2016
RETIRING ROOMS IN INDIAN RAILWAY
Indian Railway is providing Retiring Room facility for stations under Eight Railway zones. They are Southern Railway, North Western Railway, Northern Railway, Western Railway, South Central Railway, North East Frontier Railway, North Eastern Railway and West Central Railway. Following are the details of General Rule for Booking of Retiring Rooms, List of Stations having the retiring room facility, and list of stations having computerized retiring room booking under Indian Railway.
General Rules for Booking of Retiring Room
- The maximum number of days allowed for stay is 2 days only.
- The charges will be collected for the full day irrespective of period of stay.
- In case of the retiring room is occupied for more than one day, the charge from the subsequent day will be 25% more for each day, subject to the availability of vacant room.
- While vacating the room, passenger has to inform the In- charge or caretaker and hand over the keys.
Here are the details of the stations under each railway zones with retiring room facility.
Stations are having this facility.
Alleppey, Alwaye, Arakkanam Jn., Aravankadu, Arsikere Jn., ,Bangalore City , Bhadravati, Calicut , Cannanore, Coonoor, Chengannur, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Chidambaram, Coimbatore Jn., Chengalpattu Jn.,Davanagere, Dindigul Jn ,Erode Jn., Ernakulam Jn, Guruvayur, Hassan, Haveri, Jalarpettai Jn, Kanniyakumari, Karaikkudi Jn, Katpadi Jn., Kadur, Kasargod, Kodaikanal Road, Kottayam, Kavilpatti, Kumbakanam, Lovedale, Madurai Jn., Mayiladuthurai Jn.,Mangalore, Mettupalaiyam, Mysore Jn, Nagore, Nagercoil Jn, Nagopattinam, Palghat Jn, Palani, Pandicherry, Pallachi Jn, Quilon Jn, Rameswaram, Sagarajambagaru, Salem Jn, Sharanpur, Sivakasi, Srirabgam, Srivilliputtur,Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai, Thiruvarur, Tiruchendur, Tirupur,Tirur, Tirunelveli Jn, Tiruchchirappalli Jn, Tiruppddiripuliyur, Trivandrum Central, Trichr, Tuticorin, Tenkasi Jn, Udagamandalam, Vaithisvaran Koil, Villupuram Jn, Vriddhachalam Jn, Virudunagar Jn, Wellington, Mandya Sathyasai Prasanthi Nilayam.
NORTHERN RAILWAYStations are having this facility
Ahmedabad,Agra Fort, Anand, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Bharatpur, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Dwarka, Godhra, Gandhidham, Gandhigram, Indore, Godhra,Gandhidham, Gandhigram, Indore, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Junagdh, Kota, Mahesana, Mandsaur, Morbi, Mumbai central, Nagda, Palanpur, Porbandar, Ratlam, Rajkot, Surat, Sawai ,Madhopur, Surendranagar, Ujjain, Udaipur City, Vadodara, Valsad
NORTH WESTERN RAILWAYStations are having this facility
Stations are having this facility
Adoni, Anantapur, Annavaram, Aurangabad, Bagalkot, Basar, Bellampalli, Belgaum, Bellary, Bhadrachalam Road , Bijapur, Chirala, Chittor, Cuddapah,Dharmavaram, Eluru, Gadwal, Gooty, Gudaur, Gadag, Guntakal, Guntur, Gudivada, Hospet, Hubli, Kacheguda, Kakinada Town, Kazipet, Khammam, Kolhapur, Kurnool Town, Mahabubnagar, Mantralayam, Miraj, Nagarsol, Nanded, Nandyal, Narasaraopet,Nellore, Nidadavolu, Nizamabad, Ongole, Parbhani, Parli Vaijnath, Raichur, Rajahmundry, Ramagundam, Renigunta, Samalkot, Secunderabad, Srikalahasti, Tadepalligudem, Tenali, Tirupati, Vasco-da-gama, Vijayawada, Warangal, Yadgir.
NORTH EAST FRONTIER RAILWAY
Stations are having this facility
Guwahati, Katihar, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri Jn., Lumding, Dimarpur, Dibrugarh Town, Purnia, Forbeshganj, Jogbani, Barsoi , Alipurduar Jn. , North Lakhimpur, Barpeta Road, New Cooch Behar, Bongaigaon, New Alipurduar, Fakiragram, Rangia, New Bangaigaon, Rangapara North, Harmuti, Kamakhya, Karimganj, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Silchar, Dharmangar, Diphu, Kumarghat,Badarpur, Jiribam, Old Tinsukia, New Tinsukia, Simalguri, Mariani, Furcating, Jagiroad
NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
Stations are having this facility
Gorakhpur Jn., Lucknow Jn., ,Kanpur Anwarganj, Sitapur, Lakhimpur, Mankapur, Bahraich, Mailani, Naugarh, Khalilabad, Nautanwa, Golagokaran Nath, Anand Nagar, Tulsipur, Balrampur, Basti, Gonda Jn. , Kathgodam, Kashipur, Pilibhit, Kannauj,Mathura Cantt., Badaun, Farrukhabad, Allahabad City, Ballia, Chhapra Jn., Mau Jn., Siwan Jn., Gazipur City, Deoria Sadar, Gopal Ganj, Bhatni Jn., Lar Road, Padrauna, Sidhwallia, Salempur
WEST CENTRAL RAILWAY
COMPUTERIZED RETIRING ROOM BOOKING
Ahmedabad, Allahabad , Amritsar , Amethi , Bandra Terminus Mumbai (WR) , Bengaluru (SBC) , Bhopal , Bhubneshwar , Chennai Central , Chennai Egmore , Gulbarga ,Haridwar , Habibganj , Howrah , Jabalpur , Jammu Tawi , Kalyan , Kota , Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai , Lucknow , Madurai , Miraj ,Mumbai Central , Mumbai CST , Nagpur , Nasik , New Delhi ,Pune ,Puri ,Rajkot, Rameshwaram , Rae-Bareli , Sawaimadhopur , Secunderabad , Shimla , Solapur , Satna , Thane , Vadodara ,Varanasi Jn , Vishakhapattnam .
Indian Railway announced that have going to start Online Retiring room book facility online. List of Stations Currently available for online Reservation of Railways Retiring Rooms are as follows
- MUMBAI CENTRAL
- BANDRA TERMINUS
- VADODARA JN
- MUMBAI CST
- KALYAN JN
- LOKMANYATILAK T
- PUNE JN
- RAJKOT JN
- BANGALORE CY JN
For booking the Retiring Room Online visit :- IRCTC TOURISM