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I have booked two tickets for Mumbai to Pune in Tatkal quota. The train departs from Mumbai CST, can I board the train at Dadar station?

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I don't have an official source to back this up, but when I used to travel Indian Railways from Mumbai, I boarded at Kalyan or Dadar (when my ticket said CST) and it was fine. IIRC the ticket inspector told me that after one station, they mark the passenger as a no-show and give the seat away. In any case, inspection didn't start until Dadar or Kalyan.

Disclaimer: This was over 7 years ago.

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As per railway rules, the TTR will wait for one station. And if the person didn't show up after that, the seat can be allotted RAC/GEN passengers. If DADAR is the next station to CSTM, no problem. –  QuickSilver Aug 16 '13 at 12:18
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No.

If the TTR checks for your ticket before the train halts at Dadar, he will cancel your ticket. To solve this, you can change your boarding point by visiting any station.

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Yes, you can.
Dadar is the very next stop after Mumbai CST, there will not be any problem. You can catch your train up to Thane.

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Why the downvote? Per Ansari's answer and the one-stop rule, this is actually correct. –  jpatokal Sep 25 '13 at 10:54
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