IRCTC Indian Railways Circular journey tickets let you save money, time. Indian Railways provides the facility of booking circular journey tickets. For circular journeys that begin and end at the same railway station, IRCTC has launched a special scheme that will give passengers a certain facility.
IRCTC Indian Railways Circular journey tickets let you save money, time
IRCTC Indian Railways Circular journey tickets let you save money, time. Indian Railways has put a break on break journey with the debut of Circular Journey ticket. Circular journey tickets are issued for all journeys – other than regular routes – that begin and conclude at the same station, according to Indian Railways’ portal – indianrail.gov.in. The Indian Railways offers tourists the facility of booking standard circular journey tickets that cover popular destinations, for their convenience.
What is ‘Circular Journey Ticket’?
If one intends to travel from Delhi – Ahmedabad – Mumbai – Goa – Kerala – Kanyakumari – Delhi then instead of buying different tickets at each leg of the journey the passenger can buy a collective ticket for the complete circular route which is why it is termed as ‘Circular Journey Ticket’. It would interest those planning pilgrimage for 10- 15 days.
How will the IRCTC Indian Railways Circular journey tickets gives you benefit?
# Circular journey tickets can be purchased for all booking classes.
# A maximum of eight break journeys are admissible on these tickets, according to Indian Railways.
# Circular journey train tickets give the benefit of telescopic rates, which are considerably lower than regular point-to-point fares.
# By booking Indian Railways circular tickets, the passenger not only saves time but also avoids the inconvenience of booking the ticket at every break of the journey.
# Indian Railways also offers the facility of booking standard circular journey tickets. A standard circular journey covers popular destinations for the convenience of tourists.
What are the rules specified by Indian Railways for Circular journey tickets?
# Once the itinerary is finalized, the passenger can approach the Divisional Commercial Manager of the division of particular major stations that are part of the journey. The Divisional Commercial Manager or the station authorities then calculates the cost of the tickets based on the itinerary, and inform the Station Manager or the passenger also informs the Station Manager of the same in a prescribed format.
# The passenger can buy Circular Journey Tickets by submitting this form at the Booking Office of the station where the passenger proposes to begin his journey. After purchasing the Circular Journey Ticket, the passenger must approach the Reservation Office to reserve accommodation for various laps of the journey.
# Southern Railways cannot issue standard Circular Journey Tickets. It can only issue non- standard Circular Journey Tickets as per itinerary given by the passenger.
# A circular journey ticket is charged for as two single journeys, wherein the length of every single journey is taken as half of the total distance, according to Indian Railways.
# Male and female senior citizens get a 40% and 50% concession on fares, respectively, when traveling a minimum distance of 1000 kms.
So, the next time you travel, ensure you save time and benefit from the reduced rates of these circular journey tickets, a report by IRCTC.