IRCTC to Modify Booking Codes for Train Coaches: Check New List Here
IRCTC, the ticketing arm of the Indian Railway, has decided to introduce new booking codes for all the coaches operating in the Railways network. The announcement comes after the Ministry of Railway introduced new type of coaches in the Indian Railways network like the Vistadome, which garnered huge success among passengers.
The new booking codes will be introduced in a phased manner. The first phase will cover the new type of coaches, such as the Vistadome. The second phase will cover the existing coaches.
Booking Codes for Train Coaches
The booking codes are made up of two parts: a class code and a coach code. The class code indicates the class of the coach, such as AC-1, AC-2, Sleeper, or Second Class. The coach code indicates the specific coach, such as A1, B2, C3, etc.
For example, the booking code for an AC-1 coach in the first coach of a train is A1. The booking code for a Sleeper coach in the third coach of a train is S3.
The introduction of new booking codes is expected to make it easier for passengers to book tickets and to track the availability of seats. It is also expected to make the booking process more efficient.
Now, the IRCTC has decided to modify the booking codes – capitalized abbreviations used by passengers while booking a ticket.
Along with that, Railways is also planning to launch a new AC-3 Tier Economy coach, which will consist of 83 berths. The codes represent various coaches available in the Indian Railway Network.
According to reports all Principal Chief Commercial Managers of various Railway Zones have been notified of the new coach codes. All the new codes have been entered into databases of various railway zones and are now operational.
India Railways Train New Coach Codes
|Vistadome Non-AC – V.S. (Coach Code: D.V.)|
|Vistadome AC – E.V. (Coach Code: E.V.)|
|Sleeper – S.L. (Coach Code: S)|
|A.C. Chair Car – C.C. (Coach Code: C)|
|Third A.C. – 3A (Coach Code: B)|
|AC Three-Tier Economy – 3E (Coach Code: M)|
|Second A.C. – 2A (Coach Code: A)|
|GareebRath AC Three-Tier – 3A (Coach Code: G)|
|GareebRath Chair Car -CC (Coach Code: J)|
|First AC – 1A (Coach Code: H)|
|Executive Class – E.C. (Coach Code: E)|
|Anubhuti Class – E.A (Coach Code: K)|
|First Class – F.C. (Coach Code: F)|
IRCTC has decide to change the booking codes after the Vistadome coach is gaining much traction.
The Vistadome coaches are glass-roofed designed for sightseeing. Incorporated with wide window panes, the new coaches have seats that rotate upto 360 degrees for a better sightseeing advantage to passengers.