Indian Railways is considered an excellent medium for transport. Whenever one has to go from one city to another and from one state to another, it is very easy to travel by train.
Travelling by train is considered quite safe and cheap. Whether you want to go alone or with your family, train is the best means. Therefore, Indian Railways is also considered the lifeline of the country.
It is often seen that many people try to book more than a dozen tickets simultaneously, but fail. Many people keep trying to book tickets in groups also.
In this article, we are going to tell you how you can easily book tickets for groups through IRCTC.
Book group tickets from the ticket counter
If three to four people want to travel together, you can easily book tickets online sitting at home. You can also book tickets for four to five people by going to the ticket counter, but if you want to book more than six tickets, then IRCTC does not provide this facility. For this, you will have to go to the ticket counter.
How to book a group ticket
If you want to book tickets in groups, you will need to follow some rules. It is said that if someone wants to book tickets in groups, then an application will have to be submitted to the CRS i.e. Chief Reservation Supervisor or Divisional Commercial Manager for group reservation.
Information about the travellers in the application, such as name, address, number of people, destination etc. After receiving the application, the concerned officer talks to the ticket officer and then the process of deducting the ticket starts.
Officer's permission for different groups
It is said that if someone takes tickets for 50 passengers under group booking, then permission has to be taken from the CRS (Chief Reservation Supervisor) or shift in charge.
Whereas if someone wants to make a booking for up to 100 people, then permission will have to be taken from the area manager. Apart from this, if someone wants to buy tickets for more than 100 people, then he has to get permission from the Senior DCM/DTM or Area Manager of the Railway Authority.
Also, follow these tips while booking group tickets
The person going to make the reservation has to submit his identity card.
As per Indian Railways guidelines, group ticket working is from 8 AM to 9 PM on working days.