HYDERABAD: The advance reservation period (ARP) for issue of reserved tickets will be increased to 120 days from 60 days from April 1.
As a result, more number of passengers are expected at the booking counters on the opening day of the extended reservation period ie, on April 1.
The SCR has made elaborate arrangements to cope up with the extra rush at the reservation counters.
Adequate number of booking counters will be opened and sufficient number of staff posted to man the counters in both the shifts.
In order to clear wait-listed passengers and extra rush of passengers, the South Central Railway will temporarily augment as many as 22 trains with additional AC III-Tier, AC Chair Car, Sleeper Class, General Second Class Chair Car coaches till April 15.
The augmentation of coaches will make available around 21,760 additional berths/seats (640 ac III tier berths, 14,112 sleeper class berths, 7,008 ac chair car seats and 3,456 general second chair car seats) for clearing extra rush and wait-listed passengers.