Indian Railway: What is “Current Reservation Window”?
Event after chart preparation, a person can get reservation in the train under certain circumstances.
Sometimes, due to less reservations, seats remain empty. In that case, a current reservation window is opened 1 hour before the departure of the train so that these unreserved seats can be used by the people in need. Here the ticket vendor keeps the reservation chart on the desk and writes your name as you buy the ticket.
Very less people know about the window “Current Reservation Window“. But you can take advantage of this. So, check if your train and station has this facility or not.
Indian Railway provides a feature called “Current Booking Availability“. You can type the source station name in the highlighted text box and you will get currently available seats in various class in various trains available as per source station on one form submit.
You can check this facility here: http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_curbkg_Enq.html
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