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Circular Ticket

What are Circular Journey Tickets ?

  • 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 details 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 suits your convenience. Otherwise you can inform the Zonal Railways about your itinerary and Circular Journey Tickets can be drawn up to suit your requirements.

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Circular Journey tickets for AC & first class tickets shall be discontinued w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

What are the advantages of booking a Circular Journey Ticket?

  • 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.

What is the booking procedure for Circular journey Tickets?

  • Once your itinerary is finalised, 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.

Standard Circular Journey Tickets are also offered by Zonal Railways