Break journey rules of Indian Railways
Break journey rules of Indian Railways are applicable for
* For long-distance journey
* only after traveling 500 km or more
* Only one break of journey is allowed with tickets up to 1000 km
* Must get the ticket endorsed
* The facility of break journey is not available in all trains
* If halt is for less than 24 hours
* In case the journey is not continued
Facility for long-distance journey
Long-distance travellers sometimes wish to break their
journey for some reason or simply to stop over at a tourist destination. For the convenience of passengers, the Railways offer
such facility to them. As per the rules of the Indian Railways, holders of single journey tickets for distance of more than 500 km
(actual distance) are allowed to break journey once for two days at any station en-route.
Facility only after traveling 500 km or more
The facility of break journey however, can be availed only
after traveling 500 km from the starting station. This means that
someone having a single journey ticket for 450 km who wants to break
his journey at 210 km, canít do that.
Also, if a passenger with a single journey ticket for 800 km
wants to break his journey at 435 km, he canít be allowed to avail
this facility. However, this facility will be permitted to a
passenger who, with a single journey ticket for 600 km, wants to break his journey at 501 km.
Only one break is allowed
Only one break of journey is allowed with tickets up to 1000
km of actual travel distance. And the break can be for a maximum of
two days, not including the day of arrival at and the day of
departure from the station where the journey is broken. Two breaks allowed for more than 1000-km journey
If the ticket, however, is for more than 1000 km, the
concerned passenger will be allowed to break his/her journey twice.
For instance, if a passenger with a single journey ticket for 2000
km wants to break his journey at 800 km, 905 km and 1505 km, then
two break journeys will be permitted as per the choice of the
passenger for a maximum of two days at each point of break of journey.
In the case also, the day of departure and arrival must be
excluded while calculating the number of eligible days for the first
break of journey.
Get the tickets endorsed
A passenger breaking his or her 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.
Facility not for certain express trains
The facility of break journey, however, is not available
to passengers travelling by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains which
have separate all-inclusive fare structure on point-to-point basis.
This facility is also not permitted short of the station up to which
reservation has been done.
If the halt is for less than 24 hours
Whenever a 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, in case the holder of a direct ticket from Pune to Jammu Tawi via Dadar travels from Pune to Mumbai by any day train
a day earlier in order to catch Bombay-Jammu Tawi Express next
morning leaving Mumbai at 6.25 hours, it shall not be treated as break journey.
In case the journey is not continued
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.
(Source: Indian Railways)