Indian Railways Issues Rules On Circular Journey Tickets That Lets Passengers Save Money, Time
Circular Journey tickets give you the benefit of telescopic rates, which are considerably lower than a regular point-to-point fare. It not only saves time but also keeps away from the inconvenience of booking a ticket at every break of the journey
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Indian Railways has put a break on break journey with the debut of Circular Journey ticket. These tickets provide unique flexibility and are issued for all journeys (other than regular routes) which begin and complete at the same station. 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. Circular Journey tickets give you the benefit of telescopic rates, which are considerably lower than a regular point-to-point fare. It not only saves time but also keeps away from the inconvenience of booking a ticket at every break of the journey.
Here are some rules put down by Indian Railways you need to know before traveling:
1) Once the itinerary is finalized, the passenger can reach to Divisional Commercial Manager of the Division of certain major stations to which the journey commencing station belongs. He will also inform the Station Manager of the same in a prescribed format.
2) 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.
3) Southern Railways cannot issue standard Circular Journey Tickets. It can only issue non- standard Circular Journey Tickets as per itinerary given by the passenger.
4) A Circular Journey Ticket is charged for as two single journeys where the distance of each journey being taken as half of the total distance.
5) Indian Railways grant 40% concession for male senior citizens and 50% concession for female Senior Citizens on the cost of the Circular Journey Tickets on traveling a minimal distance of 1000 kms.