Validity of unreserved tickets over Non-suburban sections
Ministry of Railways have decided to revise the validity of unreserved tickets over non-suburban section as under:-
(i) For distances upto 199 Kms, the Journey shall be started from the originating station within three hours of time of issue of tickets or upto the departure of first train for the destination whichever is later.
(ii) For distances of 200 Kms and above, there will be no change in the existing provisions and also the advance booking of 3 days will continue to be allowed.
(iii) For the distances upto 199 Kms, the tickets across UTS will be issued at the originating stations only.
(iv) As regards validity of return journey tickets, the facility for return journey tickets upto 199 Kms should be withdrawn.
(v) In case of Excess fare tickets also, the validity of EFT for the distance upto 199 Kms will be the time of issue of such tickets or upto the departure of first train for the destination whichever is later.
2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
3. This will be implemeneted w.e.f. 01.03.2016.
4. CRIS may kindly make necessary changes in the software.
Indian Railways issued orders regarding the above subject on 07.01.2016