Jodhpur (JU): The physically-challenged people will now get benefits similar to the ones availed by women and senior citizens with regard to tatkal railway reservations at the Jodhpur railway station. An electronic token (e-token) determining the standing of the disabled in the queue will be provided to such people from April 14, Tuesday with Jodhpur being the first such station to start such a system.
To avail this benefit, the beneficiaries will have to register themselves on the website – www.jodhpurrailsuvidha.com, informed Gopal Sharma, Public Relations Officer for Northwest Railways.
The tatkal ticket through this system will be available a day before the journey date between 10 am and 5 pm after applying for it online. The e-token will be made available through a computer software system and will be intimated to the concerned person between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm through a mobile message on the day the application is made. Only 10 such tokens will be granted per day. Based on these, the person can stand in a queue the next morning once tatkal reservations begin.
The beneficiaries will have to provide a copy of their photo identity card and the details of their journey for this purpose. The SMS sent by the railways will also have to be produced at the time of booking a ticket at the window. Also, the person who has made the online application will himself/herself have to be present at the window for making the booking