Ludhiana: Online booking of FTR (Full Tarrif Rate) is on pilot basis and currently booking is allowed for the journey starting from stations of Western Railway only after that it would be tested at Northern Railway Stations including Ludhiana Railway Station.
The Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepur Division, Anuj Parkash said under FTR registration would be done either on IRCTC website- ftr.irctc.co.in or on UTS counter of the journey commencing station. Its registration can be done maximum six months in advance and minimum 30 days prior to journey date.
In this, the payment process would be like party will provide the booking type, journey details of coaches, and route. After submission of the request, party will get a reference number and registration amount to be paid. Party has to pay the registration amount against provided reference number to get FTR number.
The payment of registration amount must be received within 6 days (including FTR request submit day). After 6 days, FTR Reference Number will be flushed and party has to follow the above mentioned process again to book a FTR coach and train.
The party will go to the CBS (Chief Booking Supervisor) Station Master (SM) of the journey commencing station and provide written request containing journey details for FTR booking. CBS will feed these details in FTR system. CBS will provide a system generated slip to the party.
This slip will contain reference number and registration amount payable by party. Then the party will go to UTS counter and will deposit the registration money against reference number. After confirmation of payment, printed money receipt will be provided to party with FTR number printed on it and party will go to CBS with this FTR number. At the CBS counter, party can request and get printout of his request details by providing FTR number.
Talking about the refund process, he informed that in case of cancellation, either by party or by railway, refund will be processed as per existing manual process through Chief Commercial Manager.In the coach booking, the party can book maximum 10 number of coaches on FTR in a train in one tour programme.
The train booking party can book maximum 24 coaches in FTR train including 2 SLR coaches are mandatory. The registration amount coach booking includes registration amount for booking of a coach upto 7 days of tour journey period is Rs.50,000 per coach. Beyond 7 days of tour journey period, additional Rs.10,000 per day per coach will be payable and added in registration amount.
In the train Booking, registration amount for booking of a train is amount for minimum of 18 coaches (including minimum two SLR coaches) and upto 7 days of tour journey period is Rs.9,00,000.
Beyond 18 passenger coaches, additional Rs.50, 000 per coach will be added in the registration amount. For the tour period beyond 7 days, additional Rs.10,000 per day per coach will be added in registration amount. Even for booking of a train with less than 18 coaches, registration amount for 18 coaches as minimum will be charged.
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