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Advance Reservation    To help you plan your journey well in advance,    Indian Railways offer you the facility of    Adva...
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Advance Reservation    To help you plan your journey well in advance,    Indian Railways offer you the facility of    Adva...
However, in case you have a second class ticket and could not get                         second of the month, the Tatkal ...
However, in case you have a second class ticket and could not get                         second of the month, the Tatkal ...
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  1. 1. Railways And TourismIntroduction experiencing heavenly tales etched in colossal rocks in Jaigad / Ganpatipule /India by rail offers a fascinating odyssey through time and space, cultures and Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg / Tarkarli / Sawantwadi, Goa, Kolhapur / Pune,history offering glimpses of unity amidst diversity, shrouded in enchanting mystery, Ellora/Aurangabad, Tadoba Sanctuary, Ajanta/Nasik. Facilities onboard includecolours that captures the heart while soothing the soul. channel music, intercom, cd/mp3 player, wall-to-wall carpeting, money exchange/No one offers the multi-dimensional magic of the real India more excitingly than credit card facility, safety & security arrangements, health spa, bar, conferencethe Indian Railways - the second largest railway system in the world covering equipments. The journey is also available on the itinerary of Mumbai, Chalisgaon,63,000 km. of track laid across 7,000 stations, running around 16,000 trains Bhusawal, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra, Delhi andeveryday. The convenient, well connected routes offer to the passengers hassle- Back.free tours to some of the most exotic places in the world. For further information and booking please visit:Segments of Rail Tourism Luxury Website: www.maharashtratourism.gov.inTourist TrainsPalace on Wheels - An extraordinary train for the extraordinary people. A train The Golden Chariotwith historic charm and modern conveniences. A royal train beckoning you to The lands once ridden by formidable armies is now traversed by the world’sstep aboard for a week of splendour. It takes you on a royal odyssey. Bringing unique luxury train. The Golden Chariot beckons you to discover worlds that arealive the luxury of princely travel of the age of the Raj, the Palace-on-Wheels has enriched with history and culture. Recline and relax as the magnificent sceneryalso been designed to suit the modern needs with central air-conditioning, soothing unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved forfour channel music, interconnected telephone system in the train, a separate royalty. We present the Golden Chariot - a fine balance between a gloriouspantry and lounge in each coach, comfortable with privacy of attached bathrooms, yesterday and on omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land... Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry on the following itineraries. Itinerary I - Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Goa, Bangalore. Itinerary II - Bangalore, Chennai, Puducherry, Tanjavur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Bangalore. For further information and booking please visit: Website: www.goldenchariot.org Maharajas’ Express An Experience Extraordinaire - The Maharajas’ Express is a Luxury Offering from Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd., New Delhi. A design marvel, the train offers several unique features from having most spacious cabins to having personal valets attached to each cabin to take care of the guests. State of the art facilities like live TV, Wi-Fi internet, individual tempera- ture control in each cabin, environment friendly toilet systems, CCTV cameras in public areas to ensure security, direct dialing telephones to make international calls, make the experience all the more enjoyable. With hair dryers, electronic safe deposit boxes in each room, bath tubs and mini bars (in suites and presiden- tial suite), the train offers almost everything that one would imagine to travel intwo specialty restaurants -”Maharaja” and “Maharani”, serving exotic Indian, luxury. Savoring the culinary delights, sitting in either of the two restaurants -Continental and Rajasthani cuisine, a well stocked bar, a reading and relaxing Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal, one can have a glimpse of the picturesquecoach and friendly smiling attendants serving you round the clock. hinterland from the large windows specially created for the Maharajas’ Express.The 14 coaches of the Palace-on-Wheels with rich decor that evoke the age of The guests can relax in the Safari Bar or the Rajah Club and choose from ourRajput chivalry, are named after former Rajput States-Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, selection of choicest wines and liquors.Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Alwar, Sirohi, Kishangarh, Bundi, Dungarpur,Bharatpur, Jhalawar and Dholpur. With 4 categories of accommodation to choose from, guests can select the cabinAs most of the traveling is done at night, your days are left free - for discovering the they would wish to spend their sojourn - all with en suite facilities. The train candelights of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh covering an itinerary of Delhi, Jaipur, accommodate 88 guests. There are 14 guest carriages featuring 43 cabins inSawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur total, which include 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and one trulyand Agra. classical Presidential Suite. A lifetime experience, the journey on Maharajas’ Express brings one closerRoyal Rajasthan on Wheels to bygone era of imperial India.After successfully running Palace on Wheels for more than two and a half decades, Contact Details:the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Tele: +91-9717635915, Fax: +91-11-23232908Corporation Ltd. launched a new train “Royal Rajasthan on Wheels” with added E-mail: maharajas@irctc.com, Web: www.the-maharajas.comfacilities compared to Palace on Wheels which itself is the bench mark in itssegment, on the itinerary of Delhi, Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur,Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra.For further information and booking of POW & RROW,please visit Website: www.rtdc.inDeccan OdysseyExperience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world.The Deccan Odyssey is more than a mere luxury train cruise. 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  2. 2. Railways And TourismFairy Queen ITINERARY (on every 2 nd and 4 th Saturday starting fromIndian Railways proudly offer a unique two days all-inclusive 4th Saturday of October to 2nd Saturday of March)package by combining thrills, romance and wildlife and Day-1 Saturday ................... Delhi Dep. (09.00 hrs.) Tiger Denheritage on the Fairy Queen. Day-2 Sunday .................... Alwar, Tiger SanctuarySpecial Feature: Day-2 Sunday ..................... Delhi Arrival (18.45 hrs.) Exciting journey on board the Fairy Queen Note : The dates for operation of Fairy Queen in Financial Year 2012- Stay at Hotel Tiger Den 13 will be notified depending on the availability of the Loco of Fairy Jeep Safari in Tiger Sanctuary Queen. Built in 1855. World’s oldest working engine For further information and bookings please contact: Still steaming International Tourist Bureau, New Delhi Railway Station, New Guinness Book record holder Delhi-110001. Tel: 91-11-23405156, 23346804, Fax: 91-11-23343050 Winner of National Tourism Award E-Mail: itbnrind@vsnl.com / itbnrind@hotmail.com Online booking Fairy Queen is also available for charter trips is available at www.railtourismindia.com Hill RailwaysHill Railways Kalka - Shimla RailwayThe mighty Himalayas are an apt crown for India. The glory of Offers tourist a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Peaks,the Himalayan range is unmatched and can best be snow capped mountains, inviting trails, the heady fragrance of flowers... and a wonderful opportunity to take in all these leisurely, as the toy train from Kalka winds its way up slowly and steadily to Shimla. The train takes six hours for the 96 km. journey from Kalka to Shimla. The toy train journey from kalka to Shimla is entrancing with 107 tunnels and lofty arched bridges. The dazzling view and the stops at the picturesque stations along the way-all add up an exhilarating experience. Special trains as per details given below are available for charter trips: SI. No. Compositions Charges (approx.) 1 Shivalik Palace coach + Shivalik Rs. 33,000/- Queen Coach +Twin heritage coach 2 Shivalik Palace coach + Shivalik Rs. 46,000/- Queen Coach +Twin heritage coachappreciated by seeing them with one’s own eyes. The Indian + Two Shivalik deluxe chair car coaches (Ultra modern coach withRailways have made awe-inspiring contribution by bringing reversible chairs)the mountain range closer to us through engineering marvelsand dedicated efforts put up by the masters of the craft. The 3 Six Shivalik deluxe chair car coaches Rs. 43,000/-Indian Railways has moved a step forward with working out (Ultra modern coach with reversiblethe most affordable rates for the chartered trips for the tourist- chairs) (Carrying capacity 120groups on the mountain railways passengers) 287
  3. 3. Railways And TourismFairy Queen ITINERARY (on every 2 nd and 4 th Saturday starting fromIndian Railways proudly offer a unique two days all-inclusive 4th Saturday of October to 2nd Saturday of March)package by combining thrills, romance and wildlife and Day-1 Saturday ................... Delhi Dep. (09.00 hrs.) Tiger Denheritage on the Fairy Queen. Day-2 Sunday .................... Alwar, Tiger SanctuarySpecial Feature: Day-2 Sunday ..................... Delhi Arrival (18.45 hrs.) Exciting journey on board the Fairy Queen Note : The dates for operation of Fairy Queen in Financial Year 2012- Stay at Hotel Tiger Den 13 will be notified depending on the availability of the Loco of Fairy Jeep Safari in Tiger Sanctuary Queen. Built in 1855. World’s oldest working engine For further information and bookings please contact: Still steaming International Tourist Bureau, New Delhi Railway Station, New Guinness Book record holder Delhi-110001. Tel: 91-11-23405156, 23346804, Fax: 91-11-23343050 Winner of National Tourism Award E-Mail: itbnrind@vsnl.com / itbnrind@hotmail.com Online booking Fairy Queen is also available for charter trips is available at www.railtourismindia.com Hill RailwaysHill Railways Kalka - Shimla RailwayThe mighty Himalayas are an apt crown for India. The glory of Offers tourist a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Peaks,the Himalayan range is unmatched and can best be snow capped mountains, inviting trails, the heady fragrance of flowers... and a wonderful opportunity to take in all these leisurely, as the toy train from Kalka winds its way up slowly and steadily to Shimla. The train takes six hours for the 96 km. journey from Kalka to Shimla. The toy train journey from kalka to Shimla is entrancing with 107 tunnels and lofty arched bridges. The dazzling view and the stops at the picturesque stations along the way-all add up an exhilarating experience. Special trains as per details given below are available for charter trips: SI. No. Compositions Charges (approx.) 1 Shivalik Palace coach + Shivalik Rs. 33,000/- Queen Coach +Twin heritage coach 2 Shivalik Palace coach + Shivalik Rs. 46,000/- Queen Coach +Twin heritage coachappreciated by seeing them with one’s own eyes. The Indian + Two Shivalik deluxe chair car coaches (Ultra modern coach withRailways have made awe-inspiring contribution by bringing reversible chairs)the mountain range closer to us through engineering marvelsand dedicated efforts put up by the masters of the craft. The 3 Six Shivalik deluxe chair car coaches Rs. 43,000/-Indian Railways has moved a step forward with working out (Ultra modern coach with reversiblethe most affordable rates for the chartered trips for the tourist- chairs) (Carrying capacity 120groups on the mountain railways passengers) 287
  4. 4. Railways And TourismFor further details and bookings contact: The 16 tunnels and tall girder bridges on the way, alongSr. Divisional Commercial Manager, Station Superintendent, with breathtaking view, make it a ’not-to-be-missed’DRM Office, Rail Vihar, Ambala Cantt. Kalka Railway Station, Kalka journey.Ph No. 0171-2610125 Ph No. 01 733-225088Fax No. 0171-2610596 Mob No. 09729539932 The only Rack-’n-Pinion section on the Indian Railways.Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Kangra Valley RailwayThe most famous of the hill trains, links the town of New The Pathankot - Joginder Nagar section is the rail - approachJalpaiguri to Darjeeling. to the beautiful Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh.The breathtaking landscape of Derjeeling (2127 m. above the The Kangra Valley is one of the most picturesque valleys ofsea level) must be seen to be believed - the Himalayas in alltheir glory, orchids swaying in the gentle breeze, lush green tea the lower Himalayas. The Valley, sheltered by the sublimeestates... Dhauladhar range, is green and luxuriant.The toy train runs on the world’s narrowest (2 ft) of the regular It provides a tremendous contrast in nature of places tonarrow gauge lines. be visited. Dharmsala is full of Buddhist air whereas ancientConferred with the status of World Heritage Site, the Hindu Temples like Brajeshwari, Baijnath, JawalamukhiDarjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is really a tourist’s delight. and Chamunda Devi dot the country side.Enjoy Steam Train Charter from any station to any station on Kangra Valley Railway also runs charter trains on demand asDHR. DHR offers chartertrips on demand. The dates for per details given below:operation of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Financial Year 4 First class coaches (seating capacity 18 each) + 1 SLR2011-12 will be notified depending on the availability of theLoco. cum Guard van Pathankot dep 08.50 hrsAll steam charters are charged at INR 20,000/-. Booking a Steam- Palampur arr. 13.15 hrs with only two or three stops enrouteCharter is very easy now. All you have to do is to log on towww.railtourismindia.com or www.dhr.in Palampur dep. 13.30 hrsDHR also offers special Joy Rides between Darjeeling and Pathankot arr. 19.00 hrs with only two or three stops enrouteGhum, extra pair of trains to / from New Jalpaiguri andDarjeeling and Jungle (Heritage) Safari during the tourist For further details and booking contact:season. You can call at +91 354 225 2555 to know aboutspecial services or ask by email to director@dhr.in or Station Superintendent,director.dhr@gmail.com Pathankot Railway Station, Pathankot Ph. No. 0186-2330175 Traffic Inspector, Nagrota Railway Station, NagrotaNilgiri Mountain Railway Mob No. 09805032230 (weekdays, 9am to 6pm) Nestling among the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu, at 2,600 m. above sea level, is the “Queen of Indian Hill Stations” - Matheran Light Railway Udhagamandalam (Ooty). The dates for operation of Nilgiri The 84-year-old line connects Neral to Matheran Mountain Railway in Financial Year 2011-12 will be notified Matheran is a tiny hill resort, close to Mumbai. depending on the availability of the Loco. No blaring car horns. No trucks rumbling down the roads. The train starts from the town of Mettupalaiyam and thus No buses... Matheran is a quiet and peaceful hill resort begins a journey full of twist and turns, as this Metre Gauge which is out of bounds to vehicular traffic all through the train ascends 46km. on its way to the hill resort of Ooty in four and halfhours. year. The lack of vehicular traffic at Matheran makes it an unusual The toy train treks across the plains, the plantations and the forest clad hills. and peaceful retreat. 288
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  6. 6. INDIAN RAILWAY CATERING AND TOURISM CORPORATION LTD. (A Government of India Enterprise) MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS MENU FOR STANDARD BREAKFAST AND STANDARD MEALS SN Item Menu Quantity Rates 1. Standard Breakfast (in casserole) Vegetarian (a) Bread Butter & Cutlet Veg. Cutlets-2 nos 100 gms. 2 bread slices with 10 gms butter chiplet of total weight 70 gms. Tomato Ketchup sachet. Salt/Pepper 15 gms. (b) Idli&Vada ldli(4nos) 200 gms Rs. 17.00 Urad Vada (4 nos) 120 gms Chutney (packaged separately) 50 gms (c) Upma&Vada Upma 100 gms Urad Vada (4 nos) 120 gms Chutney (packaged separately) 50 gms (d) Pongal&Vada Pongal 200 gms Urad Vada (4 nos) 120 gms Chutney (packaged separately) 50 gms Non/Vegetarian Omlette of two eggs 90 gms (a) Bread, butter and omelette 2 bread slices with 10 gms butter in chiplet of total weight 70 gms Rs. 20.00 Tomato Ketchup sachet Salt/pepper 15 gms 2. Standard Casserole meals Vegetarian 1. Rice Pulao or Jira Rice or plain Rice of fine quality 150 gms 2. Paratha (2 nos) or Chapati (4 nos) or Poories (5 nos) 100 gms 3. Dal or Sambhar (Thick consistency) 150 gms 4. Mixed Vegetable (seasonal) 100 gms Rs. 30.00 5. Curd -100 gms or sweet 40 gms 6. Pickle in sachet 15 gms 7. Packaged drinking water in sealed glass 300ml Non-Vegetarian 1. Rice Pulao or Jira Rice or plain Rice of fine quality 150 gms 2. Paratha (2 nos) or Chapati (4 nos) or Poories (5 nos) 100 gms 3. Dal or Sambhar (Thick consistency) 150 gms 4. Two eggs curry 200 gms Rs. 35.00 5. Curd -100 gms or sweet 40 gms 6. Pickle in sachet 15 gms 7. Packaged drinking water in sealed glass 300ml Details of Menu SN Item Details of Menu Rates 1. Standard tea (150 ml)*** Cups used should be of 170 ml capacity Rs. 3.00 2. Tea with tea bag (150 ml)*** Cups used should be of 170 ml capacity Rs. 4.00 3. Coffee with instant coffee powder (150 ml)*** Cups used should be of 170 ml capacity Rs. 5.00 4. Tea in pot (285 ml) (285 ml) + 2 tea bags + 2 sugar pouch Rs. 5.00 + 2 disposable paper cups of 1 70 ml capacity 5. Coffee in pot (285 ml) (285 ml) + 2 coffee sachets + 2 sugar pouch Rs. 7.00 + 2 disposable paper cups of 1 70 ml capacity 6. Packaged Drinking Water - Rs. 12.00* 7. Janta Meal (in quality disposable card board boxes) Rs. 10.00 - Poories - 7 nos 175 gms - Dry Potato curry 150 gms - Pickle sachet 15 gms*** Inclusive of service tax * Inclusive of all Service Tax will be charged extra on the above rate as applicable time to time except item nos. 1,2,3 which is inclusive of Service Tax Bilingual menusticker is pasted in each coach wherein passenger may ascertain the menu and tariff for food served in trains In addition to the above standard foodand beverage items, different a-la-carte items with regional variations are also served, for which price and menu are fixed by Indian Railway Catering& Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) and different zonal railways. Passengers may insist on the service providers for issue of cash memos.Passengers may lodge their complaints/suggestions to IRCTC at a national toll free number 1800-1 11-1 39. 290
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  8. 8. Advance Reservation To help you plan your journey well in advance, Indian Railways offer you the facility of Advance Reservation. About 97% of the advance reservation centres are computerised, making it possible for you to book your ticket from anywhere to anywhere. Given below are the answers to your questions on advance reservation, changes in travel plans, booking of special trains/carriages, etc.Can I book a ticket from Nagpur to Bangalore at Howrah? word “Confirmed”, will be printed alongside the class of travel.Yes, you can. In fact, you can book your ticket for any train on the If your ticket is in RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) /Indian Railways network, from any originating station to any Waitlisted status, the same will be mentioned on the ticket.destination* at any of the 2926 Computerised Reservation Note: Passengers are requested to kindly note that while everyCentres, across the country. With the network of New Delhi, effort will be made to ensure a comfortable, hassle-free journey,Mumbai, Kolkata, Secunderabad and Chennai Passenger Indian Railways are not liable to compensate a passenger dueReservation Systems, you can now book your onward and to non-provision of reserved accommodation or for any lossesreturn journey tickets from any Computerised Reservation suffered due to late running of trains and other such unintendedCentre nearest to you - not just from major railway stations. eventualities which are not wilful or deliberately perpetrated.This networking makes reservation of tickets faster and simpler. Can I board the train with an RAC?Reserved tickets can also be obtained by accessing the website You can board the train with an RAC ticket. You will be providedwww.irctc.co.in. Payments can be made directly through the with sitting accommodation initially and allotted a berth (in casewebsite. Please follow the instructions posted on the website of passengers not turning up) in the train.and on Page 301 How can I board a train in the reserved coach if I am not*Reservations can be made subject to distance restrictions able to get a waitlisted ticket?and availability of quotas Yes. If you don’t have any ticket, you may approach the TrainHow many days in advance can I reserve my ticket? Superintendent/TTE after purchasing an unreserved ticket fromYou can reserve your ticket 90 days in advance, excluding the the booking office as specified in the following table. The TTEdate of journey at the train originating station. At intermediate will allot the accommodation, subject to availability.stations where the train arrives the following day, reservation Min. Class of Ticketcan be done 91 days in advance. In the case of some intercity required for boardingday express trains, the advance reservation period is less. Category of Train Class of Travel the train at originating and intermediateHow do I know the reservation Stationsstatus of my ticket? i) Rajdhani/Shatabdi IA, FC, 2A, 3A, 1st Class OrdinaryThe reservation status will be ACCclearly indicated in your ticket. If ii) Jan Shatabdi ACC, 1st Class Ordinaryyour ticket is confirmed, your 25 2nd Mail/Expresscoach and berth numbers will be iii) Mail/Express FC, IA, 2A, 3A, 1st Class Ordinarymentioned on your ticket in all CC, SL, 2S 2nd Mail/Expressclasses other than First Class and iv) Garib Rath Express 3A, CC 2nd Mail/ExpressAC First Class. For these, the 293
  9. 9. However, in case you have a second class ticket and could not get second of the month, the Tatkal quota for that particular trainreservation in sleeper class and desire to travel in any upper class, shall open at 0800 hours on the first of the month.you may approach the on-board ticket checking staff, who can b. The reservation under this scheme is available only upto theupgrade your ticket accordingly subject to availability of accommodation time of preparation of charts. At the time of preparation of charts,except in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains. the vacant Tatkal accommodation is released to the RAC/waitlisted passengers and no Tatkal charges are realised from suchHow do I find out the current status of my unconfirmed passengers.ticket ? c. The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookingsYou can contact the Reservation Enquiry Counters at your nearest made under Tatkal scheme.Computerised Reservation Centre or call the Interactive Voice d. No duplicate Tatkal tickets is issued. Duplicate Tatkal tickets isResponse System, available at major stations. Remember to issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare includingalways quote the 10 digit PNR Number indicated on the upper left Tatkal charges.hand corner of your ticket, to find out the current status. e. The reservation under this scheme can be sought by full fareThe current status of your ticket can also be obtained from the paving passengers only and no passenger holdingIndian Railways Passenger Information Website: concessional ticket is allowed to avail reservation under thiswww.indianrailways.gov.in. This site also provides real-time scheme.information relating to availability of seats (and berths in a train even f. Tatkal tickets are issued only on production of one of the ninebetween a pair of stations), timetable and train fares etc. For general prescribed proofs of identity as mentioned below and passengerinformation on Indian Railways, passengers can access the Indian should carry the same proof of identity(in original) during theRailways website : www.indianrailways. gov.in journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticketIndian Railways provide telephonic enquiry services through a universal are considered as travelling without ticket and chargednumber “139” which is accessible from any where in the country accordingly:-without dialing any STD code. This number can be accessed from any i. Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission oftype of phone (mobile, landline, WLL etc). Information with regard to India.arrival/departure/running position of trains, accommodation availability, ii. Passportcurrent status of ticket, fare enquiry etc. are disseminated through this iii. P AN Card issued by Income Tax Departmentnumber. After getting connected to “139”, the information with regard iv. Driving Licence issued by RTOto arrival/departure of a train at a particular station can be obtained by v. Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Governmentdialing the train no. and STD code of that station. vi. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their StudentsFacility of Enquiry by sending SMS on 139 vii. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph andThe current status of the ticket, status of arrival/departure of train, viii. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.availability of train accommodation, fare enquiry, etc. can also be obtained ix. Unique identification Card “Aadhaar “.by sending SMS to 139. For details kindly visit website www.irctc.co.in g. The procedure for booking Tatkal ticket is as under:-Am I required to carry proof of Identity during journey in AC (i) For booking Tatkal ticket, a self attested photo copy ofClasses ? anyone of the proofs of identity mentioned above, of anyone passenger, is to be attached to the requisition slip.Anyone of the passengers/the passenger booked on the tickets issued (ii) The details of the identity proof is captured by the systemfrom computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and internet and indicated on the reserved tickets as well on the(i-ticket), undertaking journey in AC-3 tier, AC-2 tier, 1st AC, AC Chair reservation chart.Car and Executive classes, have to carry anyone of the nine prescribed (iii) It is not mandatory for the passenger(s) to go to the counterproofs of identity (in original) during the journey and produce the same to book the Tatkal ticket, however, the proof is to be sent inas and when required failing which all the passengers booked on that the aforementioned manner.ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly. (iv) Even for internet booking for Tatkal tickets, the passengerThe list of valid proofs of identity are as under: shall enter the identity proof type and number, which is to Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India. be used for travel. These details shall be printed on the Passport. ERS/indicated on the MRM/VRM as well as in the reservation PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department. chart. Driving Licence issued by RTO. (v) During the journey, the passenger, whose identity card Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State number has been indicated on the ticket, has to produce Government. original proof of identity indicated on the ticket, failing which Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/ all the passengers booked on the ticket are treated as College for their students. travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. Indication Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph. comes on the ticket regarding carrying the same original Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph and proof of identity during the journey, as indicated on the Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”. ticket.NOTE : This provision is applicable to General tickets and not (vi) If the passenger whose identity card number is indicatedTatkal, which are governed by separate instructions. on the ticket is not travelling, all other passengers bookedTatkal Scheme on that ticket, if found travelling in train, will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.The salient features of existing Tatkal scheme are as under:- h. No refund is granted on the confirmed Tatkal tickets. However,a. Tatkal booking opens at 8 AM on the previous day of journey full refund of fare and Tatkal charges is granted on the tickets excluding date of journey from the train originating station. For booked under Tatkal scheme under certain circumstances example, if train is to depart from the originating station on the explained below:- 294
  10. 10. Advance Reservation To help you plan your journey well in advance, Indian Railways offer you the facility of Advance Reservation. About 97% of the advance reservation centres are computerised, making it possible for you to book your ticket from anywhere to anywhere. Given below are the answers to your questions on advance reservation, changes in travel plans, booking of special trains/carriages, etc.Can I book a ticket from Nagpur to Bangalore at Howrah? word “Confirmed”, will be printed alongside the class of travel.Yes, you can. In fact, you can book your ticket for any train on the If your ticket is in RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) /Indian Railways network, from any originating station to any Waitlisted status, the same will be mentioned on the ticket.destination* at any of the 2926 Computerised Reservation Note: Passengers are requested to kindly note that while everyCentres, across the country. With the network of New Delhi, effort will be made to ensure a comfortable, hassle-free journey,Mumbai, Kolkata, Secunderabad and Chennai Passenger Indian Railways are not liable to compensate a passenger dueReservation Systems, you can now book your onward and to non-provision of reserved accommodation or for any lossesreturn journey tickets from any Computerised Reservation suffered due to late running of trains and other such unintendedCentre nearest to you - not just from major railway stations. eventualities which are not wilful or deliberately perpetrated.This networking makes reservation of tickets faster and simpler. Can I board the train with an RAC?Reserved tickets can also be obtained by accessing the website You can board the train with an RAC ticket. You will be providedwww.irctc.co.in. Payments can be made directly through the with sitting accommodation initially and allotted a berth (in casewebsite. Please follow the instructions posted on the website of passengers not turning up) in the train.and on Page 301 How can I board a train in the reserved coach if I am not*Reservations can be made subject to distance restrictions able to get a waitlisted ticket?and availability of quotas Yes. If you don’t have any ticket, you may approach the TrainHow many days in advance can I reserve my ticket? Superintendent/TTE after purchasing an unreserved ticket fromYou can reserve your ticket 90 days in advance, excluding the the booking office as specified in the following table. The TTEdate of journey at the train originating station. At intermediate will allot the accommodation, subject to availability.stations where the train arrives the following day, reservation Min. Class of Ticketcan be done 91 days in advance. In the case of some intercity required for boardingday express trains, the advance reservation period is less. Category of Train Class of Travel the train at originating and intermediateHow do I know the reservation Stationsstatus of my ticket? i) Rajdhani/Shatabdi IA, FC, 2A, 3A, 1st Class OrdinaryThe reservation status will be ACCclearly indicated in your ticket. If ii) Jan Shatabdi ACC, 1st Class Ordinaryyour ticket is confirmed, your 25 2nd Mail/Expresscoach and berth numbers will be iii) Mail/Express FC, IA, 2A, 3A, 1st Class Ordinarymentioned on your ticket in all CC, SL, 2S 2nd Mail/Expressclasses other than First Class and iv) Garib Rath Express 3A, CC 2nd Mail/ExpressAC First Class. For these, the 293
  11. 11. However, in case you have a second class ticket and could not get second of the month, the Tatkal quota for that particular trainreservation in sleeper class and desire to travel in any upper class, shall open at 0800 hours on the first of the month.you may approach the on-board ticket checking staff, who can b. The reservation under this scheme is available only upto theupgrade your ticket accordingly subject to availability of accommodation time of preparation of charts. At the time of preparation of charts,except in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains. the vacant Tatkal accommodation is released to the RAC/waitlisted passengers and no Tatkal charges are realised from suchHow do I find out the current status of my unconfirmed passengers.ticket ? c. The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookingsYou can contact the Reservation Enquiry Counters at your nearest made under Tatkal scheme.Computerised Reservation Centre or call the Interactive Voice d. No duplicate Tatkal tickets is issued. Duplicate Tatkal tickets isResponse System, available at major stations. Remember to issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare includingalways quote the 10 digit PNR Number indicated on the upper left Tatkal charges.hand corner of your ticket, to find out the current status. e. The reservation under this scheme can be sought by full fareThe current status of your ticket can also be obtained from the paving passengers only and no passenger holdingIndian Railways Passenger Information Website: concessional ticket is allowed to avail reservation under thiswww.indianrailways.gov.in. This site also provides real-time scheme.information relating to availability of seats (and berths in a train even f. Tatkal tickets are issued only on production of one of the ninebetween a pair of stations), timetable and train fares etc. For general prescribed proofs of identity as mentioned below and passengerinformation on Indian Railways, passengers can access the Indian should carry the same proof of identity(in original) during theRailways website : www.indianrailways. gov.in journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticketIndian Railways provide telephonic enquiry services through a universal are considered as travelling without ticket and chargednumber “139” which is accessible from any where in the country accordingly:-without dialing any STD code. This number can be accessed from any i. Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission oftype of phone (mobile, landline, WLL etc). Information with regard to India.arrival/departure/running position of trains, accommodation availability, ii. Passportcurrent status of ticket, fare enquiry etc. are disseminated through this iii. P AN Card issued by Income Tax Departmentnumber. After getting connected to “139”, the information with regard iv. Driving Licence issued by RTOto arrival/departure of a train at a particular station can be obtained by v. Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Governmentdialing the train no. and STD code of that station. vi. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their StudentsFacility of Enquiry by sending SMS on 139 vii. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph andThe current status of the ticket, status of arrival/departure of train, viii. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.availability of train accommodation, fare enquiry, etc. can also be obtained ix. Unique identification Card “Aadhaar “.by sending SMS to 139. For details kindly visit website www.irctc.co.in g. The procedure for booking Tatkal ticket is as under:-Am I required to carry proof of Identity during journey in AC (i) For booking Tatkal ticket, a self attested photo copy ofClasses ? anyone of the proofs of identity mentioned above, of anyone passenger, is to be attached to the requisition slip.Anyone of the passengers/the passenger booked on the tickets issued (ii) The details of the identity proof is captured by the systemfrom computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and internet and indicated on the reserved tickets as well on the(i-ticket), undertaking journey in AC-3 tier, AC-2 tier, 1st AC, AC Chair reservation chart.Car and Executive classes, have to carry anyone of the nine prescribed (iii) It is not mandatory for the passenger(s) to go to the counterproofs of identity (in original) during the journey and produce the same to book the Tatkal ticket, however, the proof is to be sent inas and when required failing which all the passengers booked on that the aforementioned manner.ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly. (iv) Even for internet booking for Tatkal tickets, the passengerThe list of valid proofs of identity are as under: shall enter the identity proof type and number, which is to Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India. be used for travel. These details shall be printed on the Passport. ERS/indicated on the MRM/VRM as well as in the reservation PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department. chart. Driving Licence issued by RTO. (v) During the journey, the passenger, whose identity card Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State number has been indicated on the ticket, has to produce Government. original proof of identity indicated on the ticket, failing which Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/ all the passengers booked on the ticket are treated as College for their students. travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. Indication Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph. comes on the ticket regarding carrying the same original Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph and proof of identity during the journey, as indicated on the Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”. ticket.NOTE : This provision is applicable to General tickets and not (vi) If the passenger whose identity card number is indicatedTatkal, which are governed by separate instructions. on the ticket is not travelling, all other passengers bookedTatkal Scheme on that ticket, if found travelling in train, will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.The salient features of existing Tatkal scheme are as under:- h. No refund is granted on the confirmed Tatkal tickets. However,a. Tatkal booking opens at 8 AM on the previous day of journey full refund of fare and Tatkal charges is granted on the tickets excluding date of journey from the train originating station. For booked under Tatkal scheme under certain circumstances example, if train is to depart from the originating station on the explained below:- 294
  12. 12. However, in case you have a second class ticket and could not get second of the month, the Tatkal quota for that particular trainreservation in sleeper class and desire to travel in any upper class, shall open at 0800 hours on the first of the month.you may approach the on-board ticket checking staff, who can b. The reservation under this scheme is available only upto theupgrade your ticket accordingly subject to availability of accommodation time of preparation of charts. At the time of preparation of charts,except in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains. the vacant Tatkal accommodation is released to the RAC/waitlisted passengers and no Tatkal charges are realised from suchHow do I find out the current status of my unconfirmed passengers.ticket ? c. The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookingsYou can contact the Reservation Enquiry Counters at your nearest made under Tatkal scheme.Computerised Reservation Centre or call the Interactive Voice d. No duplicate Tatkal tickets is issued. Duplicate Tatkal tickets isResponse System, available at major stations. Remember to issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare includingalways quote the 10 digit PNR Number indicated on the upper left Tatkal charges.hand corner of your ticket, to find out the current status. e. The reservation under this scheme can be sought by full fareThe current status of your ticket can also be obtained from the paving passengers only and no passenger holdingIndian Railways Passenger Information Website: concessional ticket is allowed to avail reservation under thiswww.indianrailways.gov.in. This site also provides real-time scheme.information relating to availability of seats (and berths in a train even f. Tatkal tickets are issued only on production of one of the ninebetween a pair of stations), timetable and train fares etc. For general prescribed proofs of identity as mentioned below and passengerinformation on Indian Railways, passengers can access the Indian should carry the same proof of identity(in original) during theRailways website : www.indianrailways. gov.in journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticketIndian Railways provide telephonic enquiry services through a universal are considered as travelling without ticket and chargednumber “139” which is accessible from any where in the country accordingly:-without dialing any STD code. This number can be accessed from any i. Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission oftype of phone (mobile, landline, WLL etc). Information with regard to India.arrival/departure/running position of trains, accommodation availability, ii. Passportcurrent status of ticket, fare enquiry etc. are disseminated through this iii. P AN Card issued by Income Tax Departmentnumber. After getting connected to “139”, the information with regard iv. Driving Licence issued by RTOto arrival/departure of a train at a particular station can be obtained by v. Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Governmentdialing the train no. and STD code of that station. vi. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their StudentsFacility of Enquiry by sending SMS on 139 vii. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph andThe current status of the ticket, status of arrival/departure of train, viii. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.availability of train accommodation, fare enquiry, etc. can also be obtained ix. Unique identification Card “Aadhaar “.by sending SMS to 139. For details kindly visit website www.irctc.co.in g. The procedure for booking Tatkal ticket is as under:-Am I required to carry proof of Identity during journey in AC (i) For booking Tatkal ticket, a self attested photo copy ofClasses ? anyone of the proofs of identity mentioned above, of anyone passenger, is to be attached to the requisition slip.Anyone of the passengers/the passenger booked on the tickets issued (ii) The details of the identity proof is captured by the systemfrom computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and internet and indicated on the reserved tickets as well on the(i-ticket), undertaking journey in AC-3 tier, AC-2 tier, 1st AC, AC Chair reservation chart.Car and Executive classes, have to carry anyone of the nine prescribed (iii) It is not mandatory for the passenger(s) to go to the counterproofs of identity (in original) during the journey and produce the same to book the Tatkal ticket, however, the proof is to be sent inas and when required failing which all the passengers booked on that the aforementioned manner.ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly. (iv) Even for internet booking for Tatkal tickets, the passengerThe list of valid proofs of identity are as under: shall enter the identity proof type and number, which is to Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India. be used for travel. These details shall be printed on the Passport. ERS/indicated on the MRM/VRM as well as in the reservation PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department. chart. Driving Licence issued by RTO. (v) During the journey, the passenger, whose identity card Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State number has been indicated on the ticket, has to produce Government. original proof of identity indicated on the ticket, failing which Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/ all the passengers booked on the ticket are treated as College for their students. travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. Indication Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph. comes on the ticket regarding carrying the same original Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph and proof of identity during the journey, as indicated on the Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”. ticket.NOTE : This provision is applicable to General tickets and not (vi) If the passenger whose identity card number is indicatedTatkal, which are governed by separate instructions. on the ticket is not travelling, all other passengers bookedTatkal Scheme on that ticket, if found travelling in train, will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.The salient features of existing Tatkal scheme are as under:- h. No refund is granted on the confirmed Tatkal tickets. However,a. Tatkal booking opens at 8 AM on the previous day of journey full refund of fare and Tatkal charges is granted on the tickets excluding date of journey from the train originating station. For booked under Tatkal scheme under certain circumstances example, if train is to depart from the originating station on the explained below:- 294
  13. 13. i. If the train is delayed by more than 3 hours at the journey originating point of the passenger & not the boarding point if the passenger’s journey originating point and boarding point are different. ii. If the train is to run on a diverted route and passenger is not willing to travel. iii. If the train is to run on diverted route and boarding station or the destination or both the stations are not on the diverted route. iv. In case of non attachment of coach in which Tatkal accommodation has been earmarked and the passenger has not been provided accommodation in the same class. v. If the party has been accommodated in lower class and does not want to travel. In case the party travels in lower class, the passenger will be given refund of difference of fare and also the difference of Tatkal charges, if any.i. Tatkal charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below:- Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Maximum Tatkal Charges (in ) Charges (in ) Reserved Second 10 15 Sitting (2S) Sleeper 75 150 AC Chair Car 75 150 AC-3 tier 200 300 AC-2 tier 200 300 Executive 200 300j. Tatkal tickets are issued for actual distance of travel, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train.k. Agents / RTSAs have been restricted from the booking Tatkal tickets at the counters between 0800 hours and 1000 hours. The agents both web service agents and web agents have also been restricted from booking Tatkal tickets on the internet between 0800 hours and 1000 hours.l. It is possible to book a maximum of only four passengers per PNR for Tatkal tickets.The Up-gradation Scheme• With a view to optimise the utilisation of available accommodation in train, a scheme to upgrade full-fare paying passengers to the higher class without any extra charge against the available vacant accommodation is available in all Mail/Express trains having sleeping accommodation.• The passengers are required to give the option for being considered for upgradation. If no option is given at the time of filling up of requisition form, the same is treated as “yes” and passenger(s) can be considered for upgradation.• The passengers for upgradation are selected automatically (except in cases where the passenger has shown his unwillingness to be upgraded) on random basis by the System at the time of preparation of reservation charts.• All the passengers on a ticket are upgraded together.• It is not done for block booking transactions.• If a passenger, who has been upgraded, cancels his ticket, cancellation charges of the original class only are payable. It is advisable to avail the facility (by exercising the option in the affirmative) and always to check the status (coach/ berth numbers) before boarding the train. 295
  14. 14. However, in case you have a second class ticket and could not get second of the month, the Tatkal quota for that particular trainreservation in sleeper class and desire to travel in any upper class, shall open at 0800 hours on the first of the month.you may approach the on-board ticket checking staff, who can b. The reservation under this scheme is available only upto theupgrade your ticket accordingly subject to availability of accommodation time of preparation of charts. At the time of preparation of charts,except in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains. the vacant Tatkal accommodation is released to the RAC/waitlisted passengers and no Tatkal charges are realised from suchHow do I find out the current status of my unconfirmed passengers.ticket ? c. The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookingsYou can contact the Reservation Enquiry Counters at your nearest made under Tatkal scheme.Computerised Reservation Centre or call the Interactive Voice d. No duplicate Tatkal tickets is issued. Duplicate Tatkal tickets isResponse System, available at major stations. Remember to issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare includingalways quote the 10 digit PNR Number indicated on the upper left Tatkal charges.hand corner of your ticket, to find out the current status. e. The reservation under this scheme can be sought by full fareThe current status of your ticket can also be obtained from the paving passengers only and no passenger holdingIndian Railways Passenger Information Website: concessional ticket is allowed to avail reservation under thiswww.indianrailways.gov.in. This site also provides real-time scheme.information relating to availability of seats (and berths in a train even f. Tatkal tickets are issued only on production of one of the ninebetween a pair of stations), timetable and train fares etc. For general prescribed proofs of identity as mentioned below and passengerinformation on Indian Railways, passengers can access the Indian should carry the same proof of identity(in original) during theRailways website : www.indianrailways. gov.in journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticketIndian Railways provide telephonic enquiry services through a universal are considered as travelling without ticket and chargednumber “139” which is accessible from any where in the country accordingly:-without dialing any STD code. This number can be accessed from any i. Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission oftype of phone (mobile, landline, WLL etc). Information with regard to India.arrival/departure/running position of trains, accommodation availability, ii. Passportcurrent status of ticket, fare enquiry etc. are disseminated through this iii. P AN Card issued by Income Tax Departmentnumber. After getting connected to “139”, the information with regard iv. Driving Licence issued by RTOto arrival/departure of a train at a particular station can be obtained by v. Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Governmentdialing the train no. and STD code of that station. vi. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their StudentsFacility of Enquiry by sending SMS on 139 vii. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph andThe current status of the ticket, status of arrival/departure of train, viii. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.availability of train accommodation, fare enquiry, etc. can also be obtained ix. Unique identification Card “Aadhaar “.by sending SMS to 139. For details kindly visit website www.irctc.co.in g. The procedure for booking Tatkal ticket is as under:-Am I required to carry proof of Identity during journey in AC (i) For booking Tatkal ticket, a self attested photo copy ofClasses ? anyone of the proofs of identity mentioned above, of anyone passenger, is to be attached to the requisition slip.Anyone of the passengers/the passenger booked on the tickets issued (ii) The details of the identity proof is captured by the systemfrom computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and internet and indicated on the reserved tickets as well on the(i-ticket), undertaking journey in AC-3 tier, AC-2 tier, 1st AC, AC Chair reservation chart.Car and Executive classes, have to carry anyone of the nine prescribed (iii) It is not mandatory for the passenger(s) to go to the counterproofs of identity (in original) during the journey and produce the same to book the Tatkal ticket, however, the proof is to be sent inas and when required failing which all the passengers booked on that the aforementioned manner.ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly. (iv) Even for internet booking for Tatkal tickets, the passengerThe list of valid proofs of identity are as under: shall enter the identity proof type and number, which is to Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India. be used for travel. These details shall be printed on the Passport. ERS/indicated on the MRM/VRM as well as in the reservation PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department. chart. Driving Licence issued by RTO. (v) During the journey, the passenger, whose identity card Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State number has been indicated on the ticket, has to produce Government. original proof of identity indicated on the ticket, failing which Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/ all the passengers booked on the ticket are treated as College for their students. travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. Indication Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph. comes on the ticket regarding carrying the same original Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph and proof of identity during the journey, as indicated on the Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”. ticket.NOTE : This provision is applicable to General tickets and not (vi) If the passenger whose identity card number is indicatedTatkal, which are governed by separate instructions. on the ticket is not travelling, all other passengers bookedTatkal Scheme on that ticket, if found travelling in train, will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.The salient features of existing Tatkal scheme are as under:- h. No refund is granted on the confirmed Tatkal tickets. However,a. Tatkal booking opens at 8 AM on the previous day of journey full refund of fare and Tatkal charges is granted on the tickets excluding date of journey from the train originating station. For booked under Tatkal scheme under certain circumstances example, if train is to depart from the originating station on the explained below:- 294
  15. 15. i. If the train is delayed by more than 3 hours at the journey originating point of the passenger & not the boarding point if the passenger’s journey originating point and boarding point are different. ii. If the train is to run on a diverted route and passenger is not willing to travel. iii. If the train is to run on diverted route and boarding station or the destination or both the stations are not on the diverted route. iv. In case of non attachment of coach in which Tatkal accommodation has been earmarked and the passenger has not been provided accommodation in the same class. v. If the party has been accommodated in lower class and does not want to travel. In case the party travels in lower class, the passenger will be given refund of difference of fare and also the difference of Tatkal charges, if any.i. Tatkal charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below:- Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Maximum Tatkal Charges (in ) Charges (in ) Reserved Second 10 15 Sitting (2S) Sleeper 75 150 AC Chair Car 75 150 AC-3 tier 200 300 AC-2 tier 200 300 Executive 200 300j. Tatkal tickets are issued for actual distance of travel, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train.k. Agents / RTSAs have been restricted from the booking Tatkal tickets at the counters between 0800 hours and 1000 hours. The agents both web service agents and web agents have also been restricted from booking Tatkal tickets on the internet between 0800 hours and 1000 hours.l. It is possible to book a maximum of only four passengers per PNR for Tatkal tickets.The Up-gradation Scheme• With a view to optimise the utilisation of available accommodation in train, a scheme to upgrade full-fare paying passengers to the higher class without any extra charge against the available vacant accommodation is available in all Mail/Express trains having sleeping accommodation.• The passengers are required to give the option for being considered for upgradation. If no option is given at the time of filling up of requisition form, the same is treated as “yes” and passenger(s) can be considered for upgradation.• The passengers for upgradation are selected automatically (except in cases where the passenger has shown his unwillingness to be upgraded) on random basis by the System at the time of preparation of reservation charts.• All the passengers on a ticket are upgraded together.• It is not done for block booking transactions.• If a passenger, who has been upgraded, cancels his ticket, cancellation charges of the original class only are payable. It is advisable to avail the facility (by exercising the option in the affirmative) and always to check the status (coach/ berth numbers) before boarding the train. 295
  16. 16. i. If the train is delayed by more than 3 hours at the journey originating point of the passenger & not the boarding point if the passenger’s journey originating point and boarding point are different. ii. If the train is to run on a diverted route and passenger is not willing to travel. iii. If the train is to run on diverted route and boarding station or the destination or both the stations are not on the diverted route. iv. In case of non attachment of coach in which Tatkal accommodation has been earmarked and the passenger has not been provided accommodation in the same class. v. If the party has been accommodated in lower class and does not want to travel. In case the party travels in lower class, the passenger will be given refund of difference of fare and also the difference of Tatkal charges, if any.i. Tatkal charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below:- Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Maximum Tatkal Charges (in ) Charges (in ) Reserved Second 10 15 Sitting (2S) Sleeper 75 150 AC Chair Car 75 150 AC-3 tier 200 300 AC-2 tier 200 300 Executive 200 300j. Tatkal tickets are issued for actual distance of travel, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train.k. Agents / RTSAs have been restricted from the booking Tatkal tickets at the counters between 0800 hours and 1000 hours. The agents both web service agents and web agents have also been restricted from booking Tatkal tickets on the internet between 0800 hours and 1000 hours.l. It is possible to book a maximum of only four passengers per PNR for Tatkal tickets.The Up-gradation Scheme• With a view to optimise the utilisation of available accommodation in train, a scheme to upgrade full-fare paying passengers to the higher class without any extra charge against the available vacant accommodation is available in all Mail/Express trains having sleeping accommodation.• The passengers are required to give the option for being considered for upgradation. If no option is given at the time of filling up of requisition form, the same is treated as “yes” and passenger(s) can be considered for upgradation.• The passengers for upgradation are selected automatically (except in cases where the passenger has shown his unwillingness to be upgraded) on random basis by the System at the time of preparation of reservation charts.• All the passengers on a ticket are upgraded together.• It is not done for block booking transactions.• If a passenger, who has been upgraded, cancels his ticket, cancellation charges of the original class only are payable. It is advisable to avail the facility (by exercising the option in the affirmative) and always to check the status (coach/ berth numbers) before boarding the train. 295

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