The Ministry of Railway have decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the day of journey). Accordingly w.e.f. 1st April 2015 the booking in terms from train originating stations will open and remain available for 120 days. For instance, as on 1.4.2015, for trains leaving on 28th July 2015 the reservation can be obtained for journey commencing on all days between 1.4.2015 upto 28.7.2015.
There will, however be no change in the case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, Special trains etc, where lower time limits for advance reservation are at present in force. There will also be no change in the case of the limit of 360 days provide for foreign tourists.