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Indian Railways: Passengers Can Book IRCTC Rooms for Just Rs 20; Know How!

In order to book these railway rooms, the passenger must have a confirmed ticket and PNR number.

KJ Staff
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Only one room can be booked with one PNR number

The Indian Railways provides many facilities to its passengers. However, people are not aware of all of these facilities and services. Today we will tell you about one such service that many people don’t know.

Many times, especially during winters, trains get cancelled or delayed due to dense fog and technical issues making people wait on the platforms for hours in the cold weather. During such situations, people can take the benefit of railway rooms available on the stations. Passengers of Indian railways can take these rooms on rent and stay comfortably for as long as two days.

IRCTC provides lounges as well as retiring rooms for its passengers at a very economical price. Check the exact price and other details below;

IRCTC/Railways room & lounge cost

  • IRCTC Service Charge of Rs.20/- has to be paid for up to 24 hours and Rs. 40/- for 24 hours to 48 hours if you book a Retiring Room.

  • Service charge of Rs. 10/- has to be paid for up to 24 hours and Rs.20/- for 24 hours to 48 hours if you book a Dormitory Bed.

  • The Entry Charge of Executive Lounge, PF-1 for initial 1 hour is Rs.150 per person and Executive Lounge, PF-16 for 2 hours is Rs.200 per person - "Exclusive of all taxes". However, Bank Charges will be borne by the passenger on the booking or cancellation.

But in order to book these room, you need to have a confirmed ticket as well as a PNR number. Also note that these rooms can be booked on Indian railways website for stations like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

IRCTC/Indian Railway Room Booking process

  • Go to the IRCTC official website

  • On the homepage, select retiring room or lounge options (depending on your need)

  • Then enter your PNR number and click on search button

  • Few options as per the availability will be displayed on the screen

  • Choose from it

  • After booking, you will have to submit your identification documents.

Terms and condition for railway room booking

It must be noted that only 1 room can be booked through 1 PNR number.

Also, rooms would be allotted on the first-come-first-serve basis.

For more details visit - official website of IRCTC

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