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The national railways of India, owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,436 km (40,660 mi) and 7,172 stations.

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Rail premium Tatkal

I just booked a ticket from a travel agency. The travel agent gave me a pdf of that ticket which shows a total fare of 2490.56 INR. When I checked the PNR inquiry from IRCTC App it shows 2049, which ...
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Is it legal to vape e-cigarettes in trains operated by Indian Railways?

I remember smoking was a punishable offence in Indian Railway's trains - but is vaping e-cigarettes legal while travelling in a train in India ?
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How can I change the name in irctc eticket?

I booked a irctc ticket online for my friend, now I misspelled the name by one alphabet, so is there any way to change the name here....
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Is it possible to get same Side Lower(Same Seats for sharing) for single PNR of two passengers in IRCTC - RAC ticket?

I have booked a ticket for two passengers and the current status of the PNR are RAC161 and RAC 162. Our travelling date is 12-28-2018 from NCJ to MSB. I'm sure that we will not get confirmed tickets ...
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Is there a way to book tickets on Indian Railways without supplying your gender?

When purchasing a reserved ticket on any train operated by Indian Railways, one's required to enter the age and gender (male or female) of all passengers. However, for various reasons, I don't wish to ...
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Can I carry my queen size bed in train as an extra luggage/parcel?

I am travelling from Yeswantpur to Guwahati. Is it possible to carry my queen size bed as additional luggage/parcel on the train with me.
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How does Indian Railways allot seats in case of change in boarding point?

I intend to travel on the Hampi express from SBC (Bengaluru City station) to Hospet. As only waitlisted tickets were available between these stations, I have booked my journey from Kengeri to Hospet ...
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Is it a problem if IRCTC booking doesn't have child's information? [duplicate]

I forgot to add the detais for my 4-year-old child in IRCTC ticket booking. Will this be a problem. I will take with me my child's birth certificate.
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Food in Indian train [closed]

What method should I adopt to have my food while travelling in Indian train?Carrying food everytime is not very convinient especially lunch and dinner.
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How to send luggage by train from NJP to Palakkad in India? [closed]

I would like to know the procedures to book luggage from NJP (New Jalpaiguri Junction Station) to Palakkad. I am not traveling with my luggage. Can someone tell me the complete procedure of booking ...
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Kids below 12 years of age with general ticket in sleeper coach in Indian Rail

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?
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Booking 1A berth with a child on Indian Railways

I have a question on child 8 yrs old booking on 1st AC, actually we are 2 adults with 1 kid travelling and 1. shall we only book 2 adults tickets and child is travelling without berth? 2. or book ...
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Traveling by Train from Dhaka to Kolkata

I am a Bangladeshi citizen and I am holding a Bangladeshi Passport. Recently I got visa for visit to India and I want to travel by train. Is there any specific regulation for traveling by train to ...
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How can I register for IRCTC internationally (without a +91 mobile number)?

When I try to register for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website (IRCTC) https://www.irctc.co.in/, it is mandatory to provide a +91 country code phone number. How can I register ...
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How to buy an Indian railways add-on ticket for a child?

I bought confirmed tickets for us online. After, we decided to take friend's child with us, age 6. Is it possible to buy a ticket for him on same PNR or do we need new one; a seat isn't necessary.
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I am traveling from Ramanagar to Chamarajanagara by train. Can I check my luggage? [closed]

I am traveling from Ramanagar to Chamarajanagara by train. Can I check luggage on this trip? Last week, I contacted the Ramanagar railway station ticket counter. The officer told me that there is no ...
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Child's name not reflected on train ticket (Indian Railways)

I booked an e-ticket with IRCTC for my family. There was a form to fill in the children's details and I gave the information about the 1-year-old child who is going with me. Once the booking was done, ...
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Does the Sealdah-Puri Duronto Express train have regular sleeper coaches?

The Duronto express trains have mostly AC coaches. Are there also any normal sleeper coaches on it?
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How many passengers can be booked under a single Premium Tatkal ticket of Indian railways?

How many passengers can be booked under a single ticket purchased using the premium tatkal scheme of Indian railways? Is it only two or more than two?
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How much money will be deducted after cancellation of Indian railway ticket

I want to travel from Delhi to Jaipur by train, but I change my mind to travel by bus now. I need to cancel ticket and how much ticket money will be refunded to me?
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What is the formula to calculate fine in Indian Railways

I heard that the procedure to calculate fine if caught without ticket is (10 * {ticket amount}) + 25 I am not sure about this. Whether it is correct or otherwise what is the formula to calculate ...
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What type of food to store while traveling in Indian train for long distance? [closed]

I have to travel Hyderabad to Ajmer. Yo prepare my self for the tour I asked this question. Help me to prepare my tiffin box
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How do I make a reservation via IRCTC in indian railway now (Paytm fails)

IRCTC accept payment via net banking or wallets like Paytm, mobiqwik,etc. I booked a ticket from Chennai to Tanur ( Place doesn't matter). Then in the payment screen, wallets are there and also ...
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Refund of cancelled Indian railway tickets - when does the 48h window start?

As per refund rules cancellation done after 48 hours before departure of train will attract 25 % penalty. Is the time of departure determined from the scheduled departure time of the passenger's ...
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Forgot to add one year old child's details while booking an Indian Railways ticket

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. ...
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How many days before the journey 2S type railway tickets are available online?

How many days before the journey date, 2S (second sitting) type railway tickets are available in the online IRCTC website?
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Book tickets for connecting trains [duplicate]

I want to book tickets from Ahmedabad to Boisar in train Jamnagar-Bandra Intercity. But I am not getting that option to book from irctc.co.in. I know this same train goes to boisar and also know that ...
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What is the procedure to book luggage with Indian Railways?

I would like to know the procedure to book luggage. I will be travelling from Bangalore to Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) on the train number 15016 (YPR GORAKPUR EXP) and I have extra household stuff that ...
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How to buy IRCTC tickets outside of India if “International Cards” does not appear in the list?

I'm trying to book a ticket a month in advance with a foreign credit/debit card. All the existing options do not work. The system says: All international Debit/Credit cards can also be used for ...
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How do I get to Valsad when online tickets only take me to Surat?

I want to travel from Mahesana to Valsad by train #16209 on 02/09/2016. On the Indian Railways web site, ticket availability is only up to Surat, which I booked. What do I have to do to journey ...
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How fast is the movement from Waitlisted to Confirmed Status on Indian Railways [closed]

If the travel date is more than a month away are the chances of getting a confirmed reservation good.
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Forgot to provide details of children on an Indian railways booking [duplicate]

IRCTC (The Indian Railway online ticket booking agency) provides an option to specify details of children under five years of age who are travelling with the ticketed passengers. While booking a ...
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Travel by train from Trivandrum to Ahmedabad [closed]

Is it safe to travel in train from Trivandrum to Ahmedabad in a Sleeper Class. Or do we need to opt for 2nd AC or 3rd AC ?
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Travel to Agra during layover in Delhi (rail)

I have booked separate Rajdhani Express Rail tickets for Jammu-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata. I'll reach Delhi from Jammu on 6am of 23th August. My next train for Kolkata will start on 4:30pm. I have a span ...
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Change Boarding Point of a CKWL ticket

I booked a tatkal ticket today from IRCTC and got CKWL 2. I wanted to change the boarding point of the journey, so I tried to change boarding point option on the IRCTC website.Unfortunately, I was ...
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When booking on Indian Railways, can you combine quota tickets with non-quota ones on a single booking?

A booking status shows RL/WL10, but 2 available under the Sr. Citizen quota. Would a booking for two Senior Citizens and one Adult, show confirmation against 2 Sr. citizens and waitlist against 1 ...
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Can I deboard and take rest at intermediate station and continue the journey till destination after 1 or 2 days gap?

Single reservation ticket taken for travel from Bangalore to Kadapa with intermediate station: Tirupati. Can I deboard at intermediate station Tirupati and after 1 or 2 days continue my journey? ...
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

I will be travelling to Mumbai and from my company Thane is the nearest railway station. I will be travelling from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Can any one help me find the best train to travel? Should I ...
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Query regarding boarding point in Indian railways [duplicate]

I have booked ticket from Secunderabad to Chennai. But now due to changes in mu shedule I want board train at Khammam station. Can I board that train and claim my berth on my same ticket? Train name:...
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What does ticket status RLWL2/RAC4 mean on Indian Railways tickets?

I have booked a ticket from Mumbai to Jaipur and was advised RLWL2/RAC4. What does this actually mean - will I have a seat? I did search a lot on the internet but that just described the full form ...
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How can I change the boarding station for the Nagpur-Pune Express? [duplicate]

I have booked a Tatkal ticket from Nagpur to Pune with the Nagpur-Pune Express, but I have to board from Wardha. I will be traveling on the 9th of May 2016. How can I change the boarding station?
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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How to combine two Tatkal tickets booked using one account?

As per Indian railways rule on Tatkal, a total of 4 adult passengers are allowed to book on one train ticket. Using my registered IRCTC ID, I have booked one ticket for me and my wife, and booked a ...
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Can I book a train ticket on IRCTC as a non-Indian citizen?

It seems like you're required to have an Indian identity card or something. Is it possible, if you don't have one, or must you use another site?
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What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

This may seem a duplicate question, but I have searched for different questions on Stack and Google, but none of the sources have been easy to understand. I need to know what the various ...
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Am I allowed to board the train if I have a RAC ticket for the Indian Railways

I have an Indian Railways ticket, the current PNR status is RAC 9. Does this mean that I'm legally allowed to travel without a sleeper berth, and will be allotted a seat only?
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Traveling from Bangladesh to India by train

Here's a bit of background about myself I'm an Indian national, who is in working in the US. My wife is Bengali (Indian), her grandparents were from Bangladesh. The next time we travel back to India ...
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Family booking of 35-40 people on Indian Railways - is it possible?

We are planning to travel in a group of 35-40 people. Can I make a railway booking in bulk for all of them in one go (I'm already a registered member at IRCTC) ?
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What will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via IRCTC online?

I have booked these tickets via the IRCTC website: Sl. No. Name Age Gender Status Coach Seat / Berth / WL No 1 Ravi 25 Female CNF S3 13 2 Rina 25 Female CNF ...
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What are the tricks to get a confirmed Indian Railway travel reservation?

It is notoriously difficult to get an Indian Railway ticket reservation especially during festivals and summer. Now, people use tricks like booking the ticket for a less popular station after your ...