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
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 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
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 9:40

2 Answers 2


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
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 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. Commented Aug 3, 2017 at 5:38
  • @skv Can I add the names after booking?
    – TIGER
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 7:40
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    @TIGER this cannot be done online, I am not aware of the current procedure offline, but it is generally not possible in the centres too, they may ask you to buy an additional ticket stating the age as 5+
    – skv
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 16:03

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