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Now you can travel 8 times on one ticket - Know more

With one train ticket, you can travel only from one station to another, this is believed by most of the railway passengers. But here is a catch that on one ticket you can travel to 8 different stations. You can board different trains, so you might not believe it at once. But this is true for sixteen
annas. Railways also issues a special ticket called Circular Journey Ticket, on which one can travel to multiple stations.

Generally, travelers going on pilgrimage or sightseeing take advantage of this facility of the Railways. Circular tickets can be purchased for travel in any class. You cannot buy circular journey tickets directly from the ticket counter. For this, one has to first apply and give information about one’s travel route to the railway officials.

To book this ticket, passengers will have to keep in mind that the place where their journey starts should also end there.

Benefit of circular ticket

If you are going on a long tour then you do not need to get tickets from different stations. By purchasing circular journey tickets as per your schedule, you can avoid the hassle of buying tickets again and again.

Also your precious time is not wasted. If you buy tickets at different stations, they become expensive. Telescopic rates apply on circular journey tickets, which are much lower than regular point-to-point fares.

For example, you can take a circular journey ticket from New Delhi to Kanyakumari from Northern Railway. Your journey will start from New Delhi and will end back in New Delhi.

You will reach Kanya Kumari via Mathura via Mumbai Central – Marmagoa – Bangalore City – Mysore – Bangalore City – Udhagamandalam – Thiruvananthapuram Central and will return to New Delhi via the same route. The circular ticket made for this journey of 7,550 kilometers remains valid for 56 days.

After planning the journey, you can contact the Divisional Commercial Manager of the division or the Station Managers of some major stations from where you are going to start the journey.

Later the Divisional Manager or Station Officer will calculate the cost of tickets based on your itinerary.

Now he will inform the station manager about the cost of your ticket through a form.

You can purchase circular journey tickets by presenting the form at the booking office of the station from where you are going to start your journey.

After purchasing circular journey tickets, you will have to contact the reservation office to reserve seats for different points of your journey.

You will then be issued reserve tickets for your journey.


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