New Delhi: IRCTC started booking on its website for special trains running from 12 May onwards, after 6 pm on Monday and all tickets for AC-1 and AC-3 of Howrah-New Delhi route train within 10 minutes. Sold out and all seats were reserved in 20 minutes.
The booking of tickets was supposed to start at four o’clock in the evening, but due to some technical problems, it was delayed. IRCTC informed us that the booking will start at 6 pm.
The Howrah-New Delhi train is scheduled to leave from Howrah on Tuesday at five to five minutes. On checking the ticket availability on the website, it was found that tickets for AC-1 and AC-3 of Bhubaneswar-New Delhi special train were also sold till 6:30 PM.
Indian Railways is starting passenger train services in a phased manner from May 12 and initially, 15 pairs of trains (30 trains including up-and-down) will run on select routes.
The special trains will run from New Delhi railway station and will go to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu-Tawi.
The IRCTC, while clarifying the delay in booking, tweeted at around 5 pm, ‘Special train (data) is being uploaded. Booking will start soon.