The date of journey on Confirmed/RAC/Waitlisted tickets can be preponed or postponed in the same/higher class or for a longer distance on payment of nominal charges. This facility can be availed only once, irrespective of whether the accommodation available is reserved or RAC or wait-listed. If you want to prepone the date of your journey, you should surrender your ticket during working hours and up to six hours before the schedule departure of the train in which fresh reservation is required. For postponement, the ticket must be surrendered at least 24 hours before the schedule departure of the train in which reservation is presently held. Such changes can be made only once.
Yes, you can. All you have to do is submit a written request to the Reservation Supervisor of the Original boarding station or contact any Computerised Reservation Centre, at least 24 hours before the department of the train. However, no refund is permissible for the unused portion of the journey. Such changes can be made only once.
If you hold a journey ticket for more than 500 kms, you can break your journey once for two days at any station enroute. This facility can be availed only after traveling 500 kms from the starting station. If your ticket is for more than 1000 kms, you will be allowed to break your journey twice. The day of departure and arrival must be excluded while calculating the number of eligible days for break of journey. And remember to get your ticket endorsed by the Station Manager/Ticket Collector at the station where you intend to break your journey. Note:
Click on this link to get the full details - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/break.html
Yes, Indian Railways allow extension of journey. This can be done by approaching the ticket checking staff either before reaching your destination or after completion of booked journey. The fare for the extended portion of the journey will be collected without the benefit of telescopic rates.
Your reserved ticket for a lower class can be upgraded to a higher class for the same train and date, subject to availability of accommodation. The upgrading of accommodation can be done only once on collection of fresh reservation charges and the fare difference. This can also be done during the journey by approaching the Travelling Ticket Examiner.
If you are holding a confirmed ticket and are unable to travel, your ticket can be transferred to your family members viz., father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband or wife. To transfer your ticket, you must submit your request atleast 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train. Tickets can also be transferred.
Click on this link to get full details - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/rules_for_luggage.html
If you wish to go on a pilgrimage or sightseeing trip to many destinations, Indian Railways provide the facility of booking Circular Journey Tickets. These tickets offer you unique travel flexibility, as they are issued for all journeys (other than regular routes) which begin and end at the same station. Circular Journey Tickets can be purchased for all classes of travel. A maximum of eight break of journeys will be admissible on these tickets. Endorsements for break journeys are not needed. Standard Circular Journey Tickets are also offered by Zonal Railways. These cover popular destinations for the convenience of tourists. The detail of route, fare etc., for these tickets can be obtained from nominated stations in each Zonal Railway. You can purchase these tickets if any one of the standard routes suit your convenience. Otherwise you can inform the Zonal Railways about your itinerary and Circular Journey Tickets can be drawn up to suit your requirements.
Circular Journey Tickets give you the benefit of telescopic rates, which are considerably lower than regular point-to-point fare. These rates are calculated on Mail/Express Fares. With these tickets, you not only save time but also the inconvenience of booking tickets for each leg of the journey.
Once your itinerary is finalized, you can approach the Divisional Commercial Managers of the Division or Station Managers of certain major stations to which the journey commencing station belongs. The Divisional Commercial Manager or the station authorities will then calculate the cost of the tickets based on your itinerary. He will also inform the Station Manager concerned of the same, in the prescribed format. You can purchase Circular Journey Tickets by presenting this form at the Booking Office of the station from where you propose to start your journey. After purchasing the Circular Journey Ticket, you must approach the Reservation Office to reserve your accommodation for various laps of your journey. You will then be issued reserved tickets for the journey.
To get the detail of all type of concession click on this link - http://www.trainenquiry.com/StaticContent/Other Information/Concession_NER.aspx
You can download 4 type of concession form from this link - http://www.trainenquiry.com/StaticContent/Concession_Form.aspx
You can take a print out of the reservation/cancelation request form from this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/resr_form.html
To get the full list of all type of quota available in Indian Railways click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/quotas.html
To get the full list of Mail & Express trains click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/mail_express_trn_list.html
To get the full list of Rajdhani Express Trains click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/rajdhani_trn_list.html
To get the full list of Shatabadi Trains click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/shatabdi_trn_list.html
To get the full list of Special Trains click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/special_trn_list.html
To get the detail of Luxury Trains click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/scenic_rly.html
To get the detail of Hills Trains click on this link - http://www.indianrail.gov.in/hill_trains.html
All the Rajdhani, shatabadi, Jan shatabadi, Garib rath trains have panty cars.
Click the below link for the list of superfast trains which have pantry cars - http://trainenquiry.com/StaticContent/Other%20Information/pantry_superfast.aspx
Click the below link for the Mail & Express Train which have pantry cars -http://trainenquiry.com/StaticContent/Other%20Information/pantry_mailexp.aspx