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Reservation Rules :

One compartment of the lowest class of accommodation is earmarked for ladies in every passenger carrying train.

Related : Indian Railways Tatkal Scheme : www.statusin.in/22216.html

Some berths/Seats in sleeper class / second seats are also earmarked for ladies at the train originating station.

EXISTING RULES REVISED RULES
POSTPONEMENT OF JOURNEY
213.9 Postponement or preponement on a reserved, RAC or waitlist ticket : 213.9 Postponement or preponement a reserved, RAC or waitlist ticket :
(1) Postponement of journey on reserved, RAC or waitlisted ticket shall be allowed in the same class in any other train on the same day or any subsequent day if (1) Postponement of journey:
a) the ticket is presented during working hours of the reservation office and at least 24 hours before the schedule departure of the train in which reservation has been made and; (a) Confirmed Ticket:- Postponment of journey on confirmed tickets shall be allowed in the same or any higher class’ by any subsequent train on the same or any subsequent day, for same destination, provided that:-
(b) accommodation is available in the train in which reservation is required. (i) confirmed or RAC or waiting list accommodation is available in the train in which fresh reservation is required.:-
(ii) fresh reservation fee for the class for which reservation is required is paid, in case oft tickets surrendered during working hours and at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train in which originally booked;
(iii) 25% fare of already booked ticket is paid as cancellation charges, in case of tickets surrendered during working hours and within 24 hrs and 4 hours before schedule departure of the train in which originally booked;
(iv) 50% fare of already booked ticket is paid as cancellation charges, in case of tickets surrendered during working hours and with in 4 hours before schedule departure and up the maximum time limits mentioned in rule 213.6(i)(c) (i.e 3/6/12 hours, depending on distance.) after actual departure of the train in which originally booked;
(b) RAC & WAITLISTED TICKETS: Postponment of journey on RAC and waitlisted tickets shall be allowed in same or higher class, by any subsequent train on the same or any subsequent day, for same destination, provided that-
(i) confirmed or RAC or waiting list accommodation is available in the train in which fresh reservation is required;
(ii) ticket is surrendered during working hours and up to the maximum time limits mentioned in rule 213.6 (i) (c) ,(i.e. 3/6/12 hours depending on distance) after actual departure of the train in which originally:-
(iii) clerkage charge is paid;
PREPONEMENT OF JOURNEY
(2) Preponement of journey on reserved, RAC or waitlisted ticket shall be allowed in the same class by any earlier train on the same day or any earlier day, if; (2) Preponement of journey : Preponement of journey on confirmed, RAC & waitlisted tickets shall be allowed in the same or any higher class ,by any earlier train on the same day or any earlier day, for same destination, provided that
(a) the ticket is surrendered during the working hours of reservation office and at least 6 hrs before the scheduled departure of the train in which reservation is required and, (a) confirmed or RAC or waiting list accommodation is available in the train in which fresh reservation is required;
(b) accommodation is available in the train in which reservation is required. (b) ticket is surrendered during working hours of reservation office and at least 6 hrs before scheduled departure of the train in which reservation is required or before preparation of reservation chart, which ever is later;
(c) fresh reservation fee for the class for which reservation is required is paid, in case of
preponement on confirmed tickets and
(d) clerkage charge is paid, in case of preponement on RAC & wait listed ticket;
CONDITIONS FOR MODIFICATION OF JOURNEY
Explanation: In case there is a difference of fares between the class of a train on which the ticket was originally reserved and the same class of the other train on which the postponement or preponement is provided, the change of reservation shall be made subject to refund or recovery of the difference, as the case may be (3) If there is difference in fares for originally booked journey and revised journey the difference of fare shall be refunded or recovered, as the case may subject to the provisions of rule 213.9(1)& (2) above.
(3) Postponement or Preponement of journey under sub-rule (1) or sub-rule(2) shall be allowed only once, without levying any cancellation charges but on payment of:- (4) Postponement or Preponement of journey under the above sub-rules shall be allowed only once.
(a) fresh reservation fee, in the case of reserved ticket, and (5) The postponement/preponement of normal train ticket journeys will not be applicable against Tatkal Quota eve on payment of Tatkal charges.
(b) clerkage, in the case of RAC and waitlisted ticket.
REFUND ON CANCELLATIONS OF MODIFIED TICKET
(4) If the ticket on which journey has been altered under sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (2), is cancelled, cancellation charges shall be payable as follows;- (6) If the ticket, on which journey has been alerted under the above sub-rules ,is cancelled, cancellation charges shall be payable as follows:-
(a) cancellation charge as may be due if the original reservation had been cancelled at the time when the postponement or preponement of reservation was allowed and. (a) cancellation charge as would have been due if the ticket for original reservation had been cancelled at the time of postponement /preponement of journey,
(b) cancellation charges due in respect of the altered reservation as if this altered reservation is a fresh reservation. (b) cancellation charges due in respect of ticket for alerted reservation as if this alerted reservation is fresh reservation.
(c) in cases where 25% or 50% cancellation charges were realized at the time of modification of journey, the cancellation charges mentioned in (a) shall not be levied again and the cancellation charges mentioned in (b) only shall be levied”

EXCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION FOR LADIES :
** One compartment of the lowest class of accommodation is earmarked for ladies in every passenger carrying train.
** Some berths/Seats in sleeper class / second seats are also earmarked for ladies at the train originating station.
** Any male passenger found occupying or attempting to occupy such a carriage or compartment shall be liable to be prosecuted apart from being removed from the compartment.
** Boys under 12 years of age may travel in a ladies compartment with relatives or friends.

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.
** This documentary proof of age should be produced if demanded by some Railway official during the journey.
** The minimum age for availing concession is 58 years in case of WOMEN SENIOR CITIZENS and element of concession is 50% in Basic Fare only.
** The minimum age for availing concession is 60 years in case of MEN SENIOR CITIZENS and element of concession is 40% in Basic Fare only.
** 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 :
** The Railway Administration reserves seats, berths, compartments, or carriage in accordance with the rules and conditions published in the Coaching Tariff.
** A passenger seeking reservation of berth or seats should purchase tickets from the Railway Reservation Offices/Authorised Travel Agency only.
** Advance reservations are made generally up to 120 days in advance for all classes and all trains.
** The period of advance reservation (ARP) is exclusive of the day of departure of the train.
** At intermediate stations where the train arrives on the following day, such reservations can be done more than 120 days in advance of date of journey from the intermediate station.
** ARP is in relation to the date of journey from train originating station.
** In case of some Inter-city day trains, the ARP is less.
** An individual can book only up to six passengers on one requisition form provided all passengers are for the same destination and for the same train.
(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.
2.Passport
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.

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