Online Booking of Retiring Rooms
Online booking of Retiring Rooms at Chennai Central was commissioned with effect from 2nd November, 2011. Indian Railways has developed a system of online booking in association with the Centre for Railway Information System duly computerising the entire operation. A passenger seeking accommodation in retiring rooms can do so at the time of reserving their journey ticket itself.
A passenger reserving tickets at Madurai or New Delhi for journey to Chennai can book retiring room for Chennai at Madurai or New Delhi itself by quoting the PNR number of the ticket to the matron of the retiring room of the respective stations. Passengers seeking accommodation at Retiring Room at various stations can do so by approaching and quoting the PNR number to the matron of Retiring Room of the station at the time of reserving the journey ticket.
This facility is open to all passengers 90 days in advance as applicable in normal reservation by trains. In case, the passenger cancels the journey, the retiring room reservation can also be cancelled and refunds will be made as per extant rules on par with reservation of tickets.
This system also enables passengers to know the vacancy position of retiring rooms locations where on-line booking has been commissioned. This facility is available initirally at 18 stations on Indian Railways including 3 stations namely Chennai Central, Madurai and Rameswaram.