IRCTC Seat Availability Ladies Quota
Earmarking of reservation quota for women
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi,Dated: 15.02.2018
The Principal Chief Commercial
All Zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 13 OF 2018)
Sub: Earmarking of reservation quota for women.
At present, following reserved accommodation is earmarked for use of female passengers :-
(a) In Sleeper Class coach reservation quota of 6 berths in Mail/Express trains for ladies irrespective of age travelling alone or in a group of female passengers.
(b) In all trains having reserved sleeping accommodation, a combined quota of six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and 3 lower berths per coach each in AC 3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for Senior Citizens, Female passengers of 45 years of age and above and pregnant women. In case of Rajdhani, Duronto and fully Air Conditioned/Express trains, the number of berths to be earmarked under this quota in 3 AC is 4 lower berths per coach as against 3 lower berths per coach in normal Mail/Express trains.
2. The issue regarding earmarking of ladies quota in 3AC class of Garib Rath Express trains has been examined and it has been decided to earmark a reservation quota of 6 berths in 3AC class of these trains for exclusive use of female passengers irrespective of their age while travelling alone or in group of female passengers.
3. It has also been decided to modify the logic of utilising accommodation earmarked under ladies quota as under:-
(i) Till preparation of first reservation charts, only female passengers travelling alone or in group of female passengers will be booked against this quota.
(ii) However, at the time of preparation of first reservation charts, the unutilised quota earmarked for female passengers will be released to waiting list female passengers travelling alone or in group of female passengers followed by waiting list senior citizens.
(iii) If there are no such passengers and berths are left vacant, on board ticket checking staff shall be authorised to allot this accommodation to any other lady passenger/senior citizen on partially confirmed ticket, if any after making necessary entries in the reservation chart.
4. CRIS will make necessary modification in the software and advise the date of effect to all Zonal Railways as. well as this office.
5. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned accordingly.
Director Passenger Marketing
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