You must be aware of the following 10 major Indian railway regulations.



6/25/20232 min read

a red train traveling down train tracks next to a lush green field
a red train traveling down train tracks next to a lush green field

The Indian Railways have a sizable network of rails. Every day, millions of people travel by it. To guarantee that every passenger has the best possible travel experience and that the rail system runs smoothly, Indian Railways has set rules. If you ride a train, you must be aware of these Indian Railway regulations. Therefore, if you encounter any issues while riding your train, you don't get stuck and use them. For the convenience of passengers on board, these regulations are in place. Here are some of the most important Indian train regulations that apply when traveling by train.

  1. 1. Loud Sound Rule for Indian Railway

    This prohibition prohibits talking loudly and playing loud music while making train calls. The rule was established after numerous complaints about loud phone conversations and music playing without earphones were made to the Indian Railways. The catering staff, TTE( Travelling Ticket Examiner), and other railroad employees have been given instructions to uphold public etiquette in trains and warn passengers if they are causing issues.

  2. Do you know that Indian Railways has luggage restrictions similar to those for flights?

    You can bring up to 70 kg of luggage, sleeper class 40 kg, and second class 35 kg luggage free if you are taking a train from an AC coach. You can bring 150 kg, 80 kg in a sleeper, and 70 kg bag and luggage in the AC class with additional luggage fees.

  3. Rule of the Middle Berth

    if a train's middle berth is given to you. Only from 10 PM to 6 AM can you sleep in your berth. More than these sleeping hours will not allow you to maintain your berth. Your fellow passenger in a lower berth may stop you if you do this. Additionally, you can ask your fellow passengers to sleep if they spend more time in the lower berth sleeping than you do sleeping.

  4. Chain Pulling Rule of Indian Railways

    When we see chains on the train, we often wish to experiment. But do you know pulling a chain and making the train stop without any reason is a legal offence? The alarm chain system in the train is for emergencies. The chain pulling in a train is allowed only if a companion, child, an elderly or disabled person misses the train, any kind of accident occurs in the train and other emergencies. There should be a solid reason for pulling the chain in the moving train.

  5. Journey Extension Rule By Train

    Many times, passengers book their tickets for one or two stations before their desired train deboarding station because of the unavailability of the ticket or any other reason. Sometimes, it also happens that passengers miss their deboarding station. In such cases, travelers can ask the ticket collector to make a ticket for an extended journey. After this, the traveller may need to change the seat and coach according to the availability of berths.

  6. Two Station Boarding Guidelines for Trains

    if passengers arrive at their designated boarding point late. Until the train passes through two railroad stations, they may board. TTE cannot assign your seat to another passenger until the train has passed through two next-rail stops because you have a reserved ticket. TTE can assign a seat to anyone with a RAC PNR status ticket, though, when the train passes through the following two stops.

  7. Waiting List Ticket Travel Rule

    Passengers can travel with a waitlisted ticket if they have bought it from the PRS counter. However, passengers with the waitlisted status of e- ticket are not allowed to board the train. As the railways refund the amount of the ticket after the chart preparation. Hence, with the waitlist IRCTC PNR status of the e- ticket, you will be treated as a person without a ticket and treated accordingly.

  8. En-route Journey Break Rule

    Do you know? You can take one en- route journey break while travelling with Indian Railways for more than 500 km. Moreover, you can take two journey breaks for over 1000 kilometres. The journey break will be for two days, excluding the train boarding and deboarding days. However, the journey break is not allowed in certain trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Jan Shatabdi express trains.

  9. Circular Ticket Journey Rule

    If you are traveling by train to sites famous for tourism. You can take circular journey tickets. These tickets provide travel flexibility and can be issued for all travel classes. You can buy the circular ticket for any standard route and access the 8- journey break. Moreover, you can also inform the zonal railway about your itinerary and get the circular journey ticket that suits your travel requirements.

    You will have more success on your journey if you follow these guidelines. However, Indian Railways periodically modifies its rule. A platform designed for railroads called RailMitra regularly updates rail passengers via rail news. You can continue to follow it.


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