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How to ensure a hassle free train journey

1/08/2018 Lokesh kumar 0 Comments

A lot depends on you when it comes to enjoying a hassle free train journey. A little bit of planning from before and you are all set to have a lovely and worry free train journey. All you need to do is take a few precautions and remember to keep in mind a few things and you are all set for a lovely train journey.

You need to be particularly attentive towards long distance and overnight train journeys since you will be spending more time in the train during such journeys. So if you want to make sure that you have a more or less trouble free travel, then here are a few things that you have to keep in mind:
  1. The first thing that you need to do is reserve tickets for the day of your travel. Reserving tickets is not the same thing as booking them. You can book your tickets, but that does not guarantee that you will get a reserved seat. You might be in the waiting list or the Reservation Against Cancellation list, where your seat might or might not get confirmed. So in order to get reserved seats, you will have to book your ticket as soon as the booking window opens, especially if it is a high demand train. The booking window generally opens about two months prior to the date of journey and hence you need to keep track of that.
  2. You will need to have an IRCTC account or at least know someone with an IRCTC account to be able to book a ticket when travelling with the Indian railways. It is always best to have your own account and operate your bookings from there and avoid the middleman charges when it comes to booking tickets.
  3. The other thing that you need to be particular about is the food. It is important that you eat healthy and fresh food or else you might fall ill. Rather than bringing stale food from home, you can always opt for Delivery of Food in Trains from your preferred restaurant at a station of your choice or you can order food on the train from the pantry car. In order to satisfy those occasional hunger pangs, do make sure that you carry dry food items like dry fruits, cakes and biscuits along with you.
  4. Have a photo identity proof ready with you for the TT. When you show them the print out of your ticket, you will have to show a valid photo id proof as well and hence you must carry that with you, without which you may be liable to fines.
  5. And last but not the least, if you are on any medication or if you need to take some tablets daily, then make sure that you carry them in your hand bags so that you can reach them easily. Also do not forget to buy water bottles that you will need for your train journey.
These are some really simple and basic ways through which you can certainly ensure a hassle free and pleasant train journey.