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How can I register for IRCTC internationally (without a +91 mobile number)?

If you have access to a mobile Register an account with any mobile number, and then attempt to login. The login process provides mobile verification, which accepts international country codes. These ...
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What is the procedure to book luggage with Indian Railways?

There are two ways you can do this : Parcel booking and Luggage booking Parcel booking : I am not sure how they (Indian railways) came up with those terms but those are the two ways you can do this....
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Forgot to add one year old child's details while booking an Indian Railways ticket

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 ...
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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?

The answer is no. A reserved train ticket in India is usually issued for a specific train for a specific day/time, and therefore on any later train / day it won't be valid and you won't have a ...
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How to buy IRCTC tickets outside of India if "International Cards" does not appear in the list?

This must be a glitch. Wait for sometime and try again. The ATOM option is available to me. If this option is not available to you for a long time. Try the following workaround. Transfer the cash ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

Yes, you will be offered food for free in the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284) as you are already charged in ticket. For evidence see the screenshot below which I took in the IRCTC website while ...
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What is the formula to calculate fine in Indian Railways

Indian Railways specifies the minim amount passengers will be fined for travelling without a ticket. To date (April 2017) that an excess fee (i.e. a fine) starting at 250Rs, to be added to the full ...
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Forgot to add one year old child's details while booking an Indian Railways ticket

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 ...
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Child's name not reflected on train ticket (Indian Railways)

The ticket will not show details for children under the age of 5. Only children in the age group 5 - 11 will be shown as a child and a berth will be provided to them. No details regarding infants will ...
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Can I carry my queen size bed in train as an extra luggage/parcel?

Based on Indian Railways' luggage web page, it looks like you can indeed bring a bed, but it will go in the brake van as that is the only place that it will fit (maximum 100x60x25 cm to go in the ...
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Change Boarding Point of a CKWL ticket

Edited after suggestion from @CMaster: I tried google to find a solution for the same but unfortunately nothing was available, so I communicated with the customer-care of IRCTC (011-39340000) and ...
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What does ticket status RLWL2/RAC4 mean on Indian Railways tickets?

Here is how I understand your codes and what they mean: It means you are wanting to board a train at an intermediate stop, not either end (that's what RL signifies). You were originally wait list #2 ...
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How to order food when traveling in Indian trains?

You have many options when it comes to food, you will never go hungry in Indian trains (unless you can't afford to pay or if you choose not to). Firstly, most if not all long distance trains have a ...
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Can I book a train ticket on IRCTC as a non-Indian citizen?

Yes you can. When registering, IRCTC will ask your nationality and you can provide the nationality accordingly. But Indian Railway have a rule that when travelling on reserved tickets, you must hold ...
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How can I register for IRCTC internationally (without a +91 mobile number)?

Since September '17, the IRCTC website has modified their sign up form. They have changed the Mobile field, to an ISD-Mobile field, and added the following message: International/NRI users with ISD ...
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Is there a way to book tickets on Indian Railways without supplying your gender?

No, there isn't any way to book it without disclosing the gender. There are a number of reasons to make it mandatory: There are a lot unauthorized agents which make generic/fraudulent ticket bookings ...
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How many days before the journey 2S type railway tickets are available online?

The Indian railway tickets are available 120 days before the journey date in online and ticket counters. Please refer the official announcement from the IRCTC website: Advance Reservation Period (ARP)...
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When booking on Indian Railways, can you combine quota tickets with non-quota ones on a single booking?

Short answer: NO Long answer: The other answer is factually WRONG, I am sorry but you cannot combine senior citizen (or for most part) any quota with another ticket, the funny thing about senior ...
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How do I get to Valsad when online tickets only take me to Surat?

Probably the train you have booked doesn't go to Valsad. Surat to Valsad is approximate an hour train ride and trains are available frequently. You can either pre-book your Surat to Valsad ticket on ...
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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?

In some senses the answer can be YES. Just for future visitors you cannot have a break journey, but since there are no direct trains from Bangalore to Cuddappah you can technically get away with a ...
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How to combine two Tatkal tickets booked using one account?

According to Indian Railway rules, one of the passenger booked on an E-ticket in a PNR is required to present the proof of identity while travelling. Since you have booked two separate tickets, each ...
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How to buy IRCTC tickets outside of India if "International Cards" does not appear in the list?

For future people. I struggled with IRCTC for hours trying to pay with a foreign card and failed. I tried 12go and it worked but they charged a R800 fee for a R500 ticket :P Cleartrip has worked in ...
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Kids below 12 years of age with general ticket in sleeper coach in Indian Rail

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 ...
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Is it safe/practical to charge a laptop from the power outlets in Indian trains?

Yes, As a frequent traveller in the Indian railways I can say it is quite safe to plug in the laptop. Some sockets might not work at all but with those that work, I have had no issues at all.
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How do I make a reservation via IRCTC in indian railway now (Paytm fails)

IRCTC supports a wide variety of payment options like Debit cards Netbanking Credit Cards (Even international ones) Mobile wallets You can choose your preferred method on the booking screen, like ...
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Refund of cancelled Indian railway tickets - when does the 48h window start?

Short Answer: Originating Station departure is considered. Proof: The best I can do is prove that if it is otherwise it is clearly mentioned as in this document, where "scheduled departure of the ...
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Travel to Agra during layover in Delhi (rail)

It's technically possible, but I would not recommend it. The fastest trains cover the distance from Delhi to Agra in under two hours, so you would theoretically have six hours, but you need to ...
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

As someone who regularly visited that route (Ahmedabad to Thane), I advise you take an overnight train (preferably Gujarat Mail) or ADI-BCT superfast. Choose the one that has a halt at Borivali (...
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How fast is the movement from Waitlisted to Confirmed Status on Indian Railways

I doesn't have enough reputation to comment: In Indian railways, the chances for getting a ticket confirmed from waiting list depends on several factors. 1. Which route are you traveling: There are ...
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Best website for checking PNR status for Indian Railways

Simply go to this site - https://www.pnr-status.info/ Why this site best among all pnr status checking site? cause its not just showing confirm ticket pnr status but also showing seat/berth type eg - ...
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