coach booking in indian railway

#1 Nov 16th, 2012, 21:21
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Can anybody say if there is opportunity to book a whole coach of a train for traveling purpose? If there is any possibility, what is the procedure to book a coach of a train of Eastern Railway or South Eastern Railway?
#2 Nov 16th, 2012, 21:30
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I don't know of any such facility, and most probably nothing of that sort exists. But there is an option known as "bulk booking" available that can serve your purpose. Use the search option (search "bulk booking") at the top of the page for more information on that topic.
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#3 Nov 16th, 2012, 21:47
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#4 Nov 16th, 2012, 21:56
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Yes possible. But kindly check with the Competent authority.

Booking of reserved carriages/Special coaches

Application is required to be submitted in the prescribed form to the CPTM through the Station Manager 30 days in advance and not more than six months prior to commencement of journey.

Security Deposit:

Security amount is required to be deposited @ Rs.10,000 per coach at the originating station. Of this half will be retained as security deposit and the balance amount would be adjusted against the fare payable at the time of booking. Prior to 22.5.2001, security deposit was Rs.5000/- per coach.

Minimum distance of charge

The minimum distance of charge for Special Coaches/Reserve Carriages will be 500 kms separately for outward and return journey.
In the case of special coaches/reserve carriages overhill section metre gauge and narrow gauge the minimum distance for charge will be the chargeable distance (inflated of the whole section ) subject to a minimum distance of 200 kms.


The fare will be computed point to point at adult Mail/Express fare of the concerned Class on round-trip basis subject to minimum fares for Sleeper Class. Fare shall be levied for the actual class of coach subject to minimum fare for sleeper class.

Development charge

Development charge will be levied as per existing rates prescribed.

Service Charge

A Service charge of 20% will be levied on the base fare.

Empty Haulage charge

Empty Haulage Charge will be levied at actual distance of empty haul at 50% of Full Tariff Rate (FTR ) for the carrying capacity of the coaches subject to minimum haul for 200 kms. FTR will be calculated at fare including development charge and reservation charge but excluding service charge. Empty haulage charge will be levied as above irrespective of whether the coaches are available at the station or brought from other station. This charge will be 75% in busy season.


No concession is allowed to anybody including children/students/senior citizens.

Detention Charge

Detention charges will be levied for detention of Special Coaches/ reserve carriages at the request of the party @ 600/ per hour or part of an hour per coach in lean period and Rs.900/- in busy season uniformly for BG, MG and NG systems subject to a minimum charge of Rs.1500 per coach without giving any free time.


All charges must be paid in full at least 48 hours in advance of the departure of the train.


The Station Manager of the journey originating station will refund the security deposit and over-charges, if any, provided that the party has deposited the folder within 6 months of completion of the tour. If the folder is submitted after the normal time limit of 6 months and upto maximum 3 years of completion of the tour, the General Managers, in consultation with their FA&CAOs, will have full powers to settle such cases.

Cancellation Charges

If the requisition for special coach is cancelled two days before the scheduled day of journey or earlier, 10% of the registration fee will be forfeited. If the cancellation is done one day in advance (excluding the day of journey ) and upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, cancellation charge shall be 25% of the chargeable fare and if the journey is cancelled within
4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train or afterwards, the cancellation charge will be 50% of the chargeable fare.

Charges for booking of Special Coaches/Tourist Cars/Saloons for high officials : Conditions regarding the security deposit, minimum distance of charge, fares, safety surcharge would be the same as applicable for booking of special coaches for public.

Service Charge

A service charge of 30% of fare will be levied.

Empty Haulage Charge

When Special Coaches/Tourist Cars/Saloons runs empty from the base station to the originating station and is released prior to a station other than the destination station, empty haulage charge will be levied for flat 500 kms. or for the actual distance hauled empty whichever is more between the station at which the coach is released and the base station. Empty haulage charges will be levied at FTR (basic fare ).

Superfast surcharge

Superfast surcharge will be levied at rates prescribed in Coaching Tariff No.25 part II if special coach/tourist car/saloon is attached to superfast trains.

Reservation Fee

Reservation fee will not be levied additionally.

Detention Charge:

Detention charge will be levied for detention of Special Coaches/Tourist Cars/Saloons at the request of the party at the starting, intermediate or destination station at the following rates:-
Rate per hour or part of an hour
AC Coach, partial AC Coach, Non-AC Coach Rs.400/-
Minimum charge Rs.1500/-

Reckoning of carrying capacity

For reckoning carrying capacity, AC Tourist Cars and AC Saloons will be equated with AC First class and non-AC Saloon s and First Class tourist cars will be equated with First Class Coaches and Second-class Tourist cars with second-class coaches.
#5 Nov 19th, 2012, 21:56
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Thanks a lot to you.

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