Indian Railways recently enabled the round trip (circular journey) booking facility for the passengers. This facility helps save your time as you don’t have to book your tickets twice. The rates of these tickets are also lower compared to single ticket bookings. A single circular journey ticket containing both journeys is issued once the details of your round trip are entered.
This facility is perfect for train journeys like pilgrimage tours and sightseeing trips that are planned ahead. Second class and sleeper class tickets enjoy the privilege of having round trips booked at a single go, compared to the other ticket classes.
Let’s find out how to book the Circular Journey tickets:
- Once you’ve planned the train journey, you can get in touch with the divisional commercial managers of the respective division, or the station managers of any of the major stations that the journey belongs to.
- The concerned authorities would calculate the ticket fare based on the journey details, and the same would be shared with the station manager.
- You will be provided with the tickets at the booking office of the respective station on submission of the filled form provided.
- Once the tickets are purchased, you can approach the concerned reservation office to avail tickets for various laps of the journey.
With this great initiative by the Indian Railways, circular journey ticket booking has become simpler and time-saving too.