|IMPORTANT - FOR SENIOR CITIZENS :
From 1st September 2001 onwards, concession to senior citizens through PRS (Passenger Reservation System) shall be granted only on demand and not by default as at present. The demand for concession shall be made on Reservation Requisition form in the case of reserved tickets. In the case of tickets issued to senior citizens on concession, during journey the concerned passengers are instructed to carry some documentary proof showing their age or date of birth, issued by any Government Institution/Agency/Local Body. like Identity card, Driving License, Passport, Educational certificate, certificate from Local Bodies like Panchayat/Corporation/Municipality, or any other authentic and recognised document. This documentary proof of age should be produced if demanded by some Railway official during the journey.
There will be no change in other terms and conditions in both the cases.(Railway Board No.TCII/2161/2011/SRC/Policy dated 13.05.2011)
GENERAL CONDITIONS :
w.e.f. 01-12-2012,any one of the passenger booked on a PNR for undertaking journey in any class will have to produce any one of the 10 prescribed proofs of identity in original) during the journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as traveling without ticket and charged accordingly. (ref. Railway Board letter no.2011/TG-I/20/P/ID dated 01-11-2012)
1.Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commision of India.
3.PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.
4.Driving Licence issued by RTO.
5.Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.
6.Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students.
7.Nationalized Bank Passbok with photograph.
8.Credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph.
9.Unique Identification Card "Aadhaar".
10.Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertaking of State/Central Government, District Administration, Municipal bodies and Penchant Administration.
As per railway board letter no.2011/tg-i/20/p/id dated 10.01.2013 attested photocopy of ration card with photograph and nationalized bank passbook with photographs shall also be accepted as a prescribed proof of identity only in case of reserved tickets booked through computerized passenger reservation system (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in sleeper (SL) and second reserved sitting (2S) classes. the photocopy of the ration card with photograph and nationalized bank passbook with photograph should be attested by gazetted officer or the chief reservation supervisor or station manager/station master.
The above provision is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets & tatkal tickets and tickets issued through prs counter for travelling in air-conditioned classes and first class. travelling with these categories of tickets shall continue to be governed by existing instructions.
Only one requisition form is accepted from a person at one time. However, if onward/return journey are involved, 2 or 3 forms can be accepted for the same passengers.
|CLASS||RESERVATION FEE||SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGES FOR SUPERFAST TRAINS|
|AC Ist||Rs. 60||Rs. 75|
|AC 2 Tier||Rs. 50||Rs. 45|
|Ist (Mail/Express)||Rs. 50||Rs. 45|
|Ist (Ordinary)||Rs. 50||---|
|AC - 3 Tier||Rs. 40||Rs. 45|
|AC Chair Car||Rs. 40||Rs. 45|
|Sleeper (Mail/Express)||Rs. 20||Rs. 30|
|Second Sitting (Mail/Express)||Rs. 15||Rs. 15|
|Sleeper (Ordinary)||Rs. 20||---|
|Second Sitting (Ordinary)||Rs. 15||---|
INDICATION OF BERTH/SEAT NUMBERS :
Passengers with confirmed reservation will be allotted berths at the time of booking and the coach and berth numbers are indicated on the ticket itself, except in case of first class ACC and first class coaches. The compartment/cabin/coupe numbers for first ACC and first class are allotted at the time of chart preparation.
RESERVATION AGAINST CANCELLATION (R.A.C.) :
The passengers whose names figure under R.A.C., are provided reserved sitting accommodation initially and are likely to get berths becoming vacant due to last minutes cancellation of reservation of passengers not turning up in time before the departure of the train,.
WHEN RESERVATION WORK CEASES :
The requests for reservation at the reservation counters are accepted up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, after which, the reservation will be done at the current counters at the stations up to one hour before the scheduled departure of the train and thereafter by the Ticket Collector/Conductor on the platform, if vacant berths/seats are available.
RESERVATION FROM INTERMEDIATE STATIONS :
(a) Requisition for reservation of berths in all classes from intermediate stations not having computerised reservation facility are entertained on purchase of journey tickets only. Such requisition should be given to the Station Master of the Intermediate station 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the train from the station. Such application shall be sent to the nearest computerised reservation office at the earliest.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVATION DUE TO LATE ARRIVAL OF PASSENGER :
If a passenger, for whom a berth or seat has been reserved, does not turn up up to 10 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train, the Railway Administration may cancel the accommodation reserved for him and allot it to the passenger on the RAC list/Waiting list accordingly on priority.
CHANGE OF BOARDING POINT :
If a passenger desires to occupy reserved accommodation from any station enroute, he would be permitted to entrain at any intermediate station he chooses irrespective of the distance from the starting station subject to the following conditions :