Buying tourist quota tickets

#1 Apr 23rd, 2011, 10:32
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Hello,

I want to buy tourist quota tickets at New Delhi Station. Do the people I am traveling with have to come with me to show their passports in person or can I take their passports and show them on their behalf?

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Helen
#2 Apr 23rd, 2011, 11:06
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If you buying a single tickets with all their name on it (1 PNR with multiple passengers), your Passport is enough.

They and you as well however need your passports during the journey.

Also important is the fact that the Tourist Quota is generally very small in the trains that it is available, about 2-4 seats.
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That's good to know - thanks.
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There can be a maximum of 6 names (passengers) in one PNR number.
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I've had them check the passports of the other people being booked (making my friend collect them & bring them back). As you have to show your passport to show you have a tourist visa, it may be that they don't have to ask to see them but have a right to. So you may want to take them.
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Originally Posted by *jyoti* View Post I've had them check the passports of the other people being booked (making my friend collect them & bring them back). As you have to show your passport to show you have a tourist visa, it may be that they don't have to ask to see them but have a right to. So you may want to take them.
They certainly have a right to ask for and check your passport during travel, not so sure while booking. How does it matter what Visa one is traveling on as long as they have a valid visa.
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I've always had to show the passports of all those who are travelling.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post They certainly have a right to ask for and check your passport during travel, not so sure while booking. How does it matter what Visa one is traveling on as long as they have a valid visa.
This is for TOURIST QUOTA tickets. The rules are not the same as for regular train tickets. Tourist quota are only for those on Tourist Visa. It is a common mistake made on several threads to assume that it is the same as taktal or general reservations. This is not true.

(I have been denied TQ because I was on a student visa, even tho I had a valid tourist visa as well).
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Oops. Good point. Missed that significant difference between Foreign Tourist and Foreign Residents on other Visas.

Thanks for clarifying.

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