Break Journey Ticket Rules Indian Railway

Break Journey Ticket Rules in Indian Railway
Break Journey Ticket Rules in Indian Railway

Break Journey Ticket Rules Indian Railway

Break Journey is a facility given by Indian railways to get ✅ reduced fare if a single train is not available to travel between two stations.

Advantage of Break Journey Tickets

  • We can save a lot in terms of fare involved in travelling using a Break journey / Circular journey, if you’re travelling falls into any of these category. Such journeys take the advantage of telescopic fare which means the ✅ cost per km is lesser for a longer journey.
  • Supposedly you are travelling from Station A to Station C and you want to halt at station B (which is en route station A to C) you may use a direct ticket, take a halt (not more than 2 days) and resume your journey to reach your destination. This way you can save upto 25 % of the travelling expenses.

This type of ticket can be booked through railway counters only. The advantage is that if you book two separate tickets then you will have to pay more than you will have to pay in Brake journey ticket. Suppose you want to go from A to C via a station B. First you fill up the form from A to B journey then after filling the name age etc, you will see an onward /return journey column, there you fill about B to C journey details and ask the booking clerk to give you a brake journey ticket.

Holders of single journey tickets for distance of ✅ more than 500 kms. (Actual distance) are allowed to break journey once for two days at any station en-route. This facility can be availed only after traveling 500 Kms. from the starting station. If ticket is for ✅ more than 1000Kms, passenger will be allow to break journey twice. The day of departure and arrival must be excluded while calculating the number of eligible days for first break of journey and ticket should be endorsed by the station manager/ticket collector at the station where the break journey is intended.

Rules For Break Journey Ticket

There are no tickets called break journey tickets. The passenger is allowed to break his journey for some time with certain conditions, which are available in the  New Train Time Table 2019 – 2020. Following are the Rules:-

  • Holders of single journey tickets for distance of more than 500 kms (Actual distance) are allowed to break journey once for two days at any station en-route. The first break of journey can be made only after a distance of 500km has been travelled from the originating station. If ticket is for more than 1000 kms, passenger will be allowed to break journey twice. No more than 2 breaks are allowed in a single trip.
  • A break of journey can be made for a maximum of ✅ two days, not including the day of arrival and the day of departure from the station where the journey is broken.
  • You should select the ✅ two trains in such a way so as to get at least 3 hrs gap time to cope up delay caused by the first train if any.
  • Break of journey is not permissible on the tickets of certain trains like ✅ Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, etc., which have separate all inclusive fare structure on point-to-point basis.
  • A passenger breaking their journey at any station must get the ticket endorsed at that station by the Station Master. Failure to get such an endorsement may result in the passenger being treated as a ticketless traveller in the subsequent leg of the journey.
  • If a passenger halts at a station and then decides not to continue the rest of the journey, it is not considered a break of journey, and the ticket must be surrendered as usual for normal processing of any refund for the untravelled portion.
  • You can’t book a “break journey” ticket online. It has to be booked on reservation counter and a separate form has to be filled for the same.
  • For onward journey one can reserve a seat / berth by paying the nominal reservation charges.
  • Deboarding the train at an en-route station for catching a connecting train is not treated as break journey if such halt is for less than 24 hours.

NOTE :

  1. This facility is not available to passengers traveling by Rajdhani/Shatbadi/Jan shatbadi express trains.
  2. This facility is not permitted short of the station up to which reservation has been done.
  3. Intention to break journey is to be advised at the time of original booking and not after obtaining reservation.

EXAMPLE :

1A passenger with single journey ticket for 800 kms. wants to break his journey at 423 kms.Not permissible
2A passenger with single journey ticket for 600 kms. wants to break his journey at 501 kms.Permitted once for 2 days maximum
3A passenger with single journey ticket for 1050 kms. wants to break his journey at 400 kms. and 801 kms.Only one break journey at 801 kms. is permitted for 2 days maximum
4A passenger with single journey ticket for 2000 kms. wants to break journey at 800 kms., 905 kms. and 1505 kms.Two break journeys permitted as per choice of passenger at the rate of two days maximum at each point of break of journey

Whenever a through passenger detrains at a station en-route for catching a connecting train, it should not be treated as break journey provided such halt is for less than 24 hours. For example, the holder of a direct ticket from Pune to Jammu Tawi via Dadar travels from Pune to Bombay by any day train a day earlier in order to catch Bombay-Jammu Tawi Express next morning leaving Bombay at 6.25 hours shall not be treated as break journey.

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