FOREIGN TOURISTS BOOKING TRAIN TICKET IN INTERNET (e-ticketing) UPTO 365 DAYS IN ADVANCE – IRCTC NEW RULES
With a view to provide confirmed reservation to foreign tourists through internet (e-ticketing) upto 365 days in advance, it has been decided that they may be allowed to book accommodation in executive Class/lst AC/2nd AC Class in all trains including Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto, Gatimaan etc. for which the fares shall be uniformly charged at 1.5 times the base fare by IR and IRCTC will collect enhanced service charges of Rs. 200 per ticket. The procedure for the same shall be as under:
i. For booking the tickets the passport number, Nationality and the international Mobile no. of the passenger has to be mandatory entered for generation of the ticket.
ii. All tickets will be booked on applicable fare and no concession shall be admissible.
iii. Payment shall be made only through international debit/credit cards. An SMS confirming the reservation of the ticket will be sent to the registered mobile number.
iv. The passenger who has reserved the ticket under this category has to carry the original Passport (given at the time of booking ticket) with valid visa as identity proof and make it available for check during the journey. In case the passenger is not able to show the original Passport with valid visa, the passenger shall be treated as without ticket and charged penalty equivalent to 3 times the fare of the ticket and if passenger fails to pay the penalty, legal action will be taken against the passenger.
v. Eight berths (two cabins) per FAC, four berths (one cabin) per FACCW, Eight berth per 2A coach (two inside berth, cabins) and ten seats perEC from general quota berths available in these classes shall be made available for booking 365 days in advance.
vi. In case the party seeking berth is more than the available foreign tourist quota, the confirmed accommodation will be provided up to the limit of foreign tourist quota and the remaining passengers will be registered and provided confirmed accommodation on the opening day of reservation as per extant practice. However, fare for all such berths/ seats will be charged 50% extra uniformly.
vii. In case of cancellation of the tickets booked under this facility by the passenger flat 50% of the fare shall be deducted in addition to the cancellation charges applicable while refunding the.amount. The time limit for granting 50% refund shall be as per extant rules i.e. upto 4 hours before scheduled departure of train, through website only.
viii. No change of name shall be permissible on such tickets under any condition.
ix. The berths under existing foreign tourist quota shall also be booked on 1.5 times of the base fare. For booking across the counter through FT Quota, within ARP payment may be allowed to be accepted through any type of mode i.e. Indian Currency/ National/ International Credit/Debit cards. Foreign nationals booking berths under general quota may be allowed to book ticket on normal fare.
x. Foreign Tourist Quota booking will not be given to authorised ticketing agents.
Source : http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
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