Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [indian-railways]

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.

-4
votes
0answers
62 views

PNR Prediction for number 4156241246 [closed]

PNR status 4156241246, please let me know whether this ticket will confirm or shall i book tatkal for this train. Please guide
5
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
19
votes
3answers
20k views

How do I carry parrots on an Indian Railway train?

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots on Indian Railway? Note: "Indian Railways" I am asking about the procedure, what documents are required (I heard that I ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

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 ?
1
vote
1answer
33 views

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....
9
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
8k views

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, ...
12
votes
3answers
11k views

Do empty tatkal quota tickets get allotted to wait-listed passengers?

This question is specific about indian railways. I've a train today evening. My ticket status is RAC33 and I don't think 33 cancellation are gonna happen in the next 8 hours. However, 73 tatkal quota ...
2
votes
0answers
198 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Restoring a cancelled IRCTC ticket

We have booked a ticket online from IRCTC for five members. 1st has cancelled his ticket. But due to unavoidable situation last 2 members have to cancel their tickets. Is it possible that the 1st ...
11
votes
4answers
394 views

What is the fastest and most reliable way to reach Delhi from Sambalpur (in Odisha)?

I will be visiting India at the end of January in part to attend a friend's wedding in Sampalpur which is in the state of Odisha. The wedding is on a Saturday, and I leave from the Delhi airport in ...
3
votes
1answer
308 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Are reservations needed to travel in second class on Indian Railways?

I need to travel from Chalakudy to Kozhikode. My train is Cannore express (16305). Do I need to reserve the ticket for travelling in second seating in that train?
4
votes
1answer
25k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Regarding quota percentage in counter booking

Somebody told me that on Indian Railways, 60% of seats are reserved for counter bookings and 40% for online bookings. Is this correct or not? Because while I am checking seat availabilty on the ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

I had 2 RAC tickets but seat got only one

I had 2 RAC confirmed tickets, but seats were not mentioned. On the day of travel, I got a single berth for both the tickets. On the charts both names mentioned that a single seat was assigned. I paid ...
13
votes
2answers
150k views

What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways?

What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways? I wanted a book a ticket in tatkal but it shows already the tickets are in waiting list. How is that possible? ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

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, ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
46k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

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.
6
votes
1answer
10k views

Luggage booking system for Indian railways (Duronto Express 2nd AC)

I will be travelling with my wife and a three year old kid via Duronto Express from Kolkata to Bangalore. I have two confirmed seats in AC 2 tier. The seats are side-upper and side-lower ones. I have ...
5
votes
4answers
35k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
7k views

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?
14
votes
3answers
25k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
513 views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
42k views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
117 views

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.
8
votes
3answers
2k views
8
votes
1answer
13k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
81 views

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 ...
28
votes
5answers
18k views

How to find out the name of a fellow Indian train passenger?

A few days ago, I travelled on an Indian train. Near my seat there was a guy to whom I have given my book, but forgot to get it back. There is an important paper inside that book which I need. How ...
1
vote
1answer
155 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

Will unbooked Premium Tatkal tickets confirm my General Waiting List ticket?

I have a W/L 3 ticket for the Coromandel Express for the day after tomorrow. The ticket is in A/C 3 tier class which also has 18 RAC passengers in this train. So to get a confirmed ticket, I need to ...
2
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
973 views

Best website for checking PNR status for Indian Railways

Many times when we train, we get waiting tickets. But to check PNR status, there are few websites which are always down. One is http://www.pnrstatusupdate.in Any more website to check PNR status?
4
votes
2answers
707 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
211 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
700 views

American Booking India Train Tickets Through Travel Agency or Hotel

I'm trying to book train tickets in India. I initially tried doing this through makemytrip.com, but I needed to have an IRCTC account. I've read before that foreigners could make an account, but now, ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
6k views

Is General Ticket valid in Sleeper class

When travelling on Indian Railways, can I use a general ticket to get into a sleeper class compartment? If not, and there is a sleeper berth available, how much is the supplement to pay on-board to ...
1
vote
2answers
328 views

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?
7
votes
1answer
578 views

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?
9
votes
1answer
200 views

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 ...