Want To Do Railway Retiring Room Booking Online? Check How!

Online railway retiring room booking is the new service launched by the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Now, in addition to manual booking, passengers can book railway retiring rooms online.
Any Indian railway passenger having a confirmed ticket or a RAC reservation can make an online booking of a retiring room for all the passengers listed on the ticket. Online booking of railway retiring room can be done for e-ticket, I-ticket, Tatkal ticket and even counter ticket. Only the PNR number is required for the online booking of retiring rooms.

online railway retiring room booking

The facility of online retiring room booking is launched on both the website of IRCTC.
  1. Check the facility at IRCTC's tourism website www.railtrourismindia.com.
  2. Check the facility at IRCTC's online ticket booking website www.irctc.co.in
New account registration and IRCTC login or any kind of registration are not required to avail of this new service.

What is Railway Retiring Room?

Railways Retiring Rooms are rooms that are available on Railway Stations across India. They are available in Single, Double, and Dormitory type of occupancy with AC and Non AC combination.

Steps for online railway retiring room booking

  1. Open www.railtourismindia.com
  2. Under the Accommodation menu, select the Retiring Rooms option.
  3. It will present you with the retiring room booking page.
  4. Now enter your PNR number and search and book the retiring room.
  5. The duration of retiring room booking is a minimum of 12hrs to a maximum of 48 Hrs.

What are the rules for Cancellation of Retiring Rooms?

  1. Deduction of 10% on cancellation in advance of 48hrs of the day of occupation.
  2. Deduction of 50% on cancellation within a period of fewer than 48hrs to the day of occupation.
  3. Deduction of 100% on cancellation on the day of occupation.
  4. Passenger wise cancellation is not allowed. Only Room wise cancellation is allowed.
  5. If more than one room/dormitory is booked and cancellation is being made for some of the room/ dormitories, then cancellation rules 1, 2, and 3 will be applicable for room/dormitory as per the case.

What would be the retiring room Accommodation?

  1. One passenger, one Single Bed Room or One Double Bed Room, or One Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
  2. For two passengers, One Double Bed Room or Two Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
  3. Three passengers (one Double Bed Room + One Single Bed Room) or Three Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.
  4. For four-passengers, Two Double Bed Room or Four beds in the Dormitory can be allocated.
  5. For five-passengers, Two Double Bed Room or Five beds in the Dormitory can be allocated.
  6. For Six passengers, Two Double Bed Room or Six beds in the Dormitory can be allocated.

How is service tax being charged?

  1. Levying of service tax @12.36% of the tariff for the room/bed.
  2. Levying of a rate of service tax is configurable and managed by the terminal application.
  3. Room and slot wise service tax are applicable.
  4. If the room/tariff is equal or greater than rupees five hundred for 12hrs slot, then service tax will be applicable.
  5. If the room/bed tariff is equal or greater than rupees one thousand for a 24hrs slot, then service tax will be applicable.
  6. For 36 and 48hrs, slot levying of service tax will be applicable as per the above two points.

How is IRCTC Service Charge being charged?

IRCTC Service Charge of Rs.20/- up to 24hrs for a Retiring Room and Rs.10/- up to 24hrs for a Dormitory Bed and of Rs.40/- from 24hrs to 48hrs for a Retiring Room and Rs.20/- from 24hrs to 48hrs for a Dormitory Bed.

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