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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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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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What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

The different types of waiting lists are: GNWL: General Waiting List RLWL: Remote Location Waiting List PQWL: A Pooled Quota Waiting List RLGN: Remote Location General Waiting List RSWL: Roadside ...
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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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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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What are the tricks to get a confirmed Indian Railway travel reservation?

Well this question can never be answered in its entirety because that is the very nature of tricks, you keep discovering them and using them till the time they exist, many tricks that existed in the ...
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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 will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via IRCTC online?

The answer by blvdeer is partially correct in that it confirms the rule, but does not answer your question. The answer to your question is that if there is even one passenger who has a confirmed ...
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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?

This irctc page mentions: Name of the passengers whose names are partly confirmed/partly waitlist or partly RAC/partly waitlist, their names shall appear in charts including the waitlist passengers. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Traveling from Bangladesh to India by train

Nikhil, I believe you can take Maitree Express from Dhaka to Kolkata and vice versa as there are train and frequent bus services available between these two cities. Alternatively you can take the ...
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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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Best website for checking PNR status for Indian Railways

Suggested Site: Get all the information instantly from eRail website, this website is maintained by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) The advantage of this site is this doesn't require a ...
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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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Why does the IRCTC website does not have the provision for "Onward" tickets as It is available in counter bookings

Short Answer: No one really knows / its too complex for a computer to understand :P Long Answer: When you book an onward ticket at the counter, effectively what is being done is that your entire ...
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Will I get refund if train was cancelled

Any cancellation caused due to the Indian Railway's inability to provide accommodation is always refunded 100%, but technically in your case at the point of cancellation, Railways did not cancel the ...
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Am I allowed to board the train if I have a RAC ticket for the Indian Railways

Yes you are allowed to. Once you are onboard, a ticket officer will walk through your compartment, and give him your ticket. He will assign you a birth right away or come back again er a few minutes....
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Family booking of 35-40 people on Indian Railways - is it possible?

IRCTC doesn't provide bulk booking services. Section "B. Services NOT Offered" mentions "Bulk Booking for families and groups" in the terms and conditions page on irctc. You can book the bulk ticket ...
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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 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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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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