I had booked a ticket for travel through Indian Railways using IRCTC and got a confirmed ticket. While booking, I forgot to mention the details of a one year old child who will also be traveling.

Will it create any problem while boarding the train?

  • What is your question? Are you asking if there is going to be some sort of problem? How to update the information to include the child's details? Something else?
    – miltonaut
    Jan 3 '17 at 7:10
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    Although it'll probably be obvious, it may be worth holding onto some proof of age for the child just in case.
    – SGR
    Jan 3 '17 at 9:40

Traveling with less than 5 years child with out mentioning their details in the ticket in Indian Railways is not a problem.

In your case for a one year child, the Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) won't ask any details. In my experience, you can tell the truth to TTE they won't make any issue.

The ticket fare applicable for more than 5 years old children only.

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    +1. The child fare change notification says that children under 5 continue to be carried free of charge. Therefore, the names of such children are not reflected on the ticket.
    – RedBaron
    Jan 3 '17 at 7:57

The other answer is perfectly correct, travelling with one or even more children of age 5 and below is not a problem, the reason I am adding another answer is just so that everyone visiting in future understand the full implications.

The details of Children travelling together with adults is taken for use in emergency alone. In case if there is an emergency and god forbid the child is left alone, this information is used to track them and hence in future please make sure this information is provided.

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    In a case of a train accident, for insurance claim / govt benefit on record name is must. Aug 3 '17 at 5:38

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