Booking of Tourist Cars and Reserved Carriages
Indian Railway provide exclusive coaches that can be attached to regular trains for large groups travelling together and availing the convenience of traveling according to one's own itinerary . These tourist cars are available in Second class , Sleeper Class , First Class & Air conditioned Classes . Special coaches can not be attached to certain trains due to operational restrictions .
Applications for such coaches must reach the Chief Passenger Transportation Manager in the zonal head quarters of the tour originating station , at least 60 days in advance and not more than six months prior to the commencement of the journey . The application must include details such as destination , route to be followed , halts enroute and the specific train to which the tourist car / railway carriage is to be attached . An initial payment of Rs 10,000/- per coach as security deposit is to be made to the Station Manager of the originating station . In special cases , coaches can be arranged at shorter notice with the approval of the competent authority .