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Can we take a 8-year old child in a rail sleeper coach with a general ticket? If so what extra charges do we need to pay if we do not require extra berth?

  • So I am assuming that you have reservation in a sleeper coach but the kid doesn't. Any reason for this? (Is it a late plan change or not your kid or something?) – perennial_noob Jun 1 at 16:53
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It's been a while since this question is asked but let this answer help someone out who is having the same question.

If you have a general ticket, you might need to pay the difference between general ticket fare from reserved half ticket fare. Let me also remind you that it is not desirable(to be read as not legal) to travel without a proper ticket.

For a child, 5 to 12 years, half of the adult fare is charged even if a berth is not required.

If berth is required, the full adult fare is to be paid.

Source - Press Information Bureau, Government of India

Press release link - http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=138458

  • I am not sure why that situation in the first place. A family would travel together and have reservations together. Why make a plan to have a general ticket for the kid? – perennial_noob Jun 1 at 16:55
  • There may be many situations. Either the parents had planned to travel alone which got changed or the kid might just be a relative. – Renju Jose Sep 26 at 11:01

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