RAIPUR: Aiming to provide better facility to people, Raipur Railway Division would facilitate circular tickets at counter number 2 of the reservation counter at the railway station.
The tickets would be available from 2pm to 5pm. Passengers can get the details of these tickets in the railway time table as well as the display boards at the counter.
Circular tickets are a concept of Indian Railways that provides the facility of booking tickets as per passengers' convenience when they wish to go on a tour or pilgrimage. These tickets offer travel flexibility and a complete tour for travelling in all classes. A maximum of eight break journeys will be admissible on these tickets.
These cover popular destinations for the convenience of tourists. The details of route, fare etc for these tickets can be obtained from nominated stations in each zonal railway. Another advantage is that passengers can inform the zonal railways about their itinerary and circular journey tickets can be drawn up to suit the requirements.
Circular tickets give the benefit of telescopic rates, which are considerably lower than regular point to point fare. It provides 40% concession for male senior citizens and 50% concession for female senior citizens when travelling a minimum distance of 1000km. There are about 60 kinds of routes available to choose from.
In another development, railways have launched a Kumbh special train from Allahabad-Raipur-Allahabad, which would start running from February 11. Train no 04124 would start from Allahabad on February 11 while train no 04123 would begin from Raipur on February 12 at 1.30pm. The train would run on February 12 and 17. It would have 2 SLR coaches, 5 general coaches and 12 sleeper coaches.
Source - Times of India