Break Journey - Onward Reservation - On Indian Railways

#1 Jun 18th, 2008, 17:21
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Hello all,

I am planning to travel from Mumbai to Howrah by 2809 Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Nagpur.

The distances are Mumbai to Howrah 1968 Kms and Mumbai to Nagpur 837 Kms.

As per the Indian Railway Rules ( mentioned at http://www.indianrail.gov.in/break.html) I can do break journey at Nagpur for 2 days as it is beyond 800 Kms from the starting station (i.e. Mumbai and I will have to specify AT THE TIME OF BOOKING OF MY TICKET that I want to do break journey at Nagpur and then I will get reservation upto Nagpur only in that train.

I am interested to know about THE POSITION OF RESERVATION OF MY JOURNEY FROM NAGPUR TO HOWRAH AFTER THE BREAK OF JOURNEY.

Will I be autometically given reservation at the time of booking in the same train arriving at Nagpur for Howrah on the third day?

Or

Will the station manager at Nagpur arrange for my reservtion in the same train as said above?

Or

Will I have to choose reservations from Nagpur to Howrah as per the availability of berths in all the trains available on the date of departure from Nagpur?

Or

There will be no guarantee for any reservation from my remaining journey from Nagpur to Howrah and I will have to manage my own affairs.

All those members, particularly those who have availed break of journey facility, are requested to enlighten me on this.

Thanks
#2 Jun 18th, 2008, 18:23
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Originally Posted by unmeshg19 View Post All those members, particularly those who have availed break of journey facility, are requested to enlighten me on this.
I love the old-fashioned (and very polite) way in which Indians use English!

But I'm afraid I can't really help with the query. I'm sure Steven will be along soon.
#3 Jun 19th, 2008, 01:46
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You book the 2nd train (Nagpur-Howrah/Sealdah) at the same time as you book the first train, the 2nd train doesn't have to be the same train used on the first part of the journey.
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#4 Jun 19th, 2008, 02:51
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However you have to pay fresh reservation carges for the second train(of course subject to availability of the berth)
You however do not have to pay superfast charges.
you are allowed 2 days breakjourney not counting the date of journey.
You cannot book breakjourney tickets on the internet,at least this was case until 2 months ago.
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so i have to book my second part of journey (Nagpur-Howrah) using the "Onward Journey" part on the reservation form while booking the first part, and i have to specify the train for the second part and the date of starting the journey of the second part has to be on the fourth day on my arrival in nagpur.

And yes, break journey tickets cannot be booked on the internet even now (i.e. till 19th June 2008)

Replies from any other members are most welcome.

Thanks.
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Dear unmeshg19,

Will I have to choose reservations from Nagpur to Howrah as per the availability of berths in all the trains available on the date of departure from Nagpur?

Or

There will be no guarantee for any reservation from my remaining journey from Nagpur to Howrah and I will have to manage my own affairs.


##Strictly speaking both the above clauses would apply
to you,.:-)

##You must be very careful, when you break your journey at an Intermediate Station, say NGP, in your case, because the Earmarked Quotas in different trains from Nagpur to Howrah will be very less, when compared to the Quota earmarked for start-to-end journey.

##Yes, while making the first booking, you can also make the second booking, provided the date of departure from such Intermediate Station is "within ARP".
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Dear vsp27759,

Thanks for your message. I got what u want to tell.

I have to first ensure that there is vacancy available in the desired class from nagpur to howrah in the desired train. This can be found out from the internet and as i am planning to travel in total off-season, i feel the seats will be available.

I also got your second point. I will book my both the tickets simultaneously "only when the booking for the second part opens i.e. 90 days prior to my second journey and not my first journey".

A small question, do u work for Indian Railways?

Thanks.
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Dear Shri Srnivasa Prasad,

I read your profile and I find that our interests match exactly. Can we be net friends?

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Dear unmeshg19,

I am NOT a Railway Employee, please.
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Umesh

VSP and Steven are special secret agents appointed by Indian Railways to mingle with the people and spy on railway ticket touts :-)
...and I took the road less travelled.
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Dear rangss,

We are NOT doing any agency work for Railways.:-)

Myself & Steven try to explain the System, as understood by us. Am I right Steven?
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Originally Posted by vsp27759 View Post Myself & Steven try to explain the System, as understood by us. Am I right Steven?
Yes, though I still get confused about the railways, even after all these years.

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Originally Posted by rangss View Post VSP and Steven are special secret agents appointed by Indian Railways to mingle with the people and spy on railway ticket touts :-)
Shhh, you'll blow our cover.
#13 Jun 21st, 2008, 08:42
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breaking journey

This is my understanding - I am not in India and am not an IR employee.

You cannot break a journey on a ticket purchased through internet. If you have reserved a ticket from Bombay VT to Howarah through internet purchase, you will lose the money once you leave the rain at Nagpur. The only way it can be done is purchase the ticket at the window and make two reservations - BBVT-NGP and NGP-HWH separately.

On internet, you need to buy two separate tickets BBVT-NGP and NGP-HWH. It will cost more, but is a lot more convenient.

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