1 September 2016

HOURLY BOOKING OF RETIRING ROOMS

Main Feature
Currently, booking of Retiring Room is being done for the fixed slots of 24 and 12 hours along with fixed tariff for the respective slot. Implementation of hourly booking of retiring rooms will enable passengers to book Retiring Room for the desired periods. The main features of the hourly booking of Retiring Rooms are given below:-
i)           Retiring Room can be booked for a minimum period of three hours upto a maximum period of 48 hours.
ii)         Hourly booking is not allowed for the principle block of
12 hours period i.e. from 2100 hours to 0900 hours.
The tariff would be charged on hourly basis.
II.                 Advantages of hourly bookings

Ø  Passenger can book retiring room for the desired period
Ø  Effective use of Retiring Room
Ø  Better Utilization
Ø  Increase in revenue

III.             Detailed procedure/Application for retiring room booking

(a)  Introduction
The Indian Railways provides the lodging facility through retiring room to its passengers on stations spread across the country. Initially it was started as pilot project in 2010 on few locations. The bookings of Retiring Room over internet has been enabled on 13-Jan-2014 through IRCTC interface i.e. http://www.railtourismindia.com/. Currently, 489 major retiring room locations have been computerized and available for the booking over Internet and Intranet.
(b)   Retiring Room Application over Intranet
It enables booking of retiring rooms through counter/terminal available on retiring room location/station. These terminals are manned and connected to UTN (Unified Ticketing Network).UTN is the ticketing network of Railways. Booking of rooms are available across the retiring room terminals i.e. rooms can be booked of a location from any location. To avail retiring room services over intranet, passengers have to reach manned counters on the stations. Major services like bookings, Cancellation, Upgradation and Extension are available in Retiring Room Application over Intranet.
Features:
Ø    Booking
Ø    Cancellation
Ø    Extension
Ø    Upgradation
Ø    Check – in
Ø    Check -out
Ø    Special Cancellation
Ø    Location/Room Maintenance
Ø    Room Release
(C)  Retiring Room Application over Internet
It enables booking of retiring room available on already computerized retiring room location through internet usinghttps://www.railtourisminindia.com. This url has been hosted by the IRCTC. To enable the booking over internet, Booking, Cancellation and Check Availability web services have developed by the CRIS and shared to IRCTC. Currently only booking and cancellation services are available over internet. User Data Management and Payment gateways are being done by IRCTC.
Features:
Ø    Booking
Ø    Cancellation

(d) Hourly Booking of Retiring Rooms (Newly introduced feature)

Currently, booking of Retiring Room is being done for the fixed slots of 24 and 12 hrs along with fixed tariff for the respective slot. Implementation of hourly enables passengers to book Retiring Room for the desired periods. The main features of the hourly booking of Retiring Rooms are given below:-

·         Retiring Room can be booked for the minimum three hours and maximum up to 48 hrs.

·         Hourly booking is not allowed for the principle block of 12 hrs period i.e. 21 hrs to 09 hrs.

·         The tariff would be charge on hourly basis i.e. tariff would be   calculated as per table given below

Tariff Tables
S.No.
No. of Hours
Proposed Charges (base 100 for 24 hrs)
1
Upto 3
25
2
04-06
40
3
07-09
50
4
10-12
60
5
13-15
70
6
16-18
80
7
19-21
90
8
22-24
100
9
Beyond 24 hrs
As per above
10
48
200

Main Feature
Currently, booking of Retiring Room is being done for the fixed slots of 24 and 12 hours along with fixed tariff for the respective slot. Implementation of hourly booking of retiring rooms will enable passengers to book Retiring Room for the desired periods. The main features of the hourly booking of Retiring Rooms are given below:-
i)           Retiring Room can be booked for a minimum period of three hours upto a maximum period of 48 hours.
ii)         Hourly booking is not allowed for the principle block of
12 hours period i.e. from 2100 hours to 0900 hours.
The tariff would be charged on hourly basis.
II.                 Advantages of hourly bookings

Ø  Passenger can book retiring room for the desired period
Ø  Effective use of Retiring Room
Ø  Better Utilization
Ø  Increase in revenue

III.             Detailed procedure/Application for retiring room booking

(a)  Introduction
The Indian Railways provides the lodging facility through retiring room to its passengers on stations spread across the country. Initially it was started as pilot project in 2010 on few locations. The bookings of Retiring Room over internet has been enabled on 13-Jan-2014 through IRCTC interface i.e. http://www.railtourismindia.com/. Currently, 489 major retiring room locations have been computerized and available for the booking over Internet and Intranet.
(b)   Retiring Room Application over Intranet
It enables booking of retiring rooms through counter/terminal available on retiring room location/station. These terminals are manned and connected to UTN (Unified Ticketing Network).UTN is the ticketing network of Railways. Booking of rooms are available across the retiring room terminals i.e. rooms can be booked of a location from any location. To avail retiring room services over intranet, passengers have to reach manned counters on the stations. Major services like bookings, Cancellation, Upgradation and Extension are available in Retiring Room Application over Intranet.
Features:
Ø    Booking
Ø    Cancellation
Ø    Extension
Ø    Upgradation
Ø    Check – in
Ø    Check -out
Ø    Special Cancellation
Ø    Location/Room Maintenance
Ø    Room Release
(C)  Retiring Room Application over Internet
It enables booking of retiring room available on already computerized retiring room location through internet usinghttps://www.railtourisminindia.com. This url has been hosted by the IRCTC. To enable the booking over internet, Booking, Cancellation and Check Availability web services have developed by the CRIS and shared to IRCTC. Currently only booking and cancellation services are available over internet. User Data Management and Payment gateways are being done by IRCTC.
Features:
Ø    Booking
Ø    Cancellation

(d) Hourly Booking of Retiring Rooms (Newly introduced feature)

Currently, booking of Retiring Room is being done for the fixed slots of 24 and 12 hrs along with fixed tariff for the respective slot. Implementation of hourly enables passengers to book Retiring Room for the desired periods. The main features of the hourly booking of Retiring Rooms are given below:-

·         Retiring Room can be booked for the minimum three hours and maximum up to 48 hrs.

·         Hourly booking is not allowed for the principle block of 12 hrs period i.e. 21 hrs to 09 hrs.

·         The tariff would be charge on hourly basis i.e. tariff would be   calculated as per table given below

Tariff Tables
S.No.
No. of Hours
Proposed Charges (base 100 for 24 hrs)
1
Upto 3
25
2
04-06
40
3
07-09
50
4
10-12
60
5
13-15
70
6
16-18
80
7
19-21
90
8
22-24
100
9
Beyond 24 hrs
As per above
10
48
200