3. 40% concession for male Senior Citizens and 50% concession for female Senior Citizens are granted on the cost of the Circular Journey Tickets when travelling a minimum distance of 1000 kms.
(1) Normal rules on Break Journey will not apply in case of Circular Journey Tickets for such circular journey which commences and completes at the same station. Return Journey on the shortest route or on a route upto 15% longer than the shortest route will not be treated as circular journey for this purpose. Circular Journey Tickets can be issued for all classes. Before issuing Circular Journey Ticket, the passenger should be asked to advise the names of maximum eight stations (excluding originating/destination station) where he wants to break the journey.
(2) Circular journey tickets cannot be purchased online.
(3) Due to implementation of GST Circular journey tickets can be issued only for SL class of travel.This is a big blow for travellers.
(4) Railway zones(except Southern issue both standard as well as non-standard circular journey tickets. Standard circular journey tickets are pre-decided routes that include popular attractions within and outside the zone, and if any of these itineraries appeal to you, you can apply for one and save out on a lot of hassles that is involved in applying for a customised route (a non-standard circular journey ticket).
Standard Circular Journey Tour Tickets Over Northern Railway:
Standard Circular Journey Tour Tickets Over South Central Railway:
Standard Circular Journey Tour Tickets Over Central Railway:
Southern Railway does not offer standard circular journey ticket,So you can only book a non-standard circular journey ticket.
(5) A maximum of eight breaks of journey (stopovers) are permitted on a single circular journey ticket. However, a halt of less than 24 hours at a station to catch a connecting train is not treated as a break of journey, and you can take advantage of this rule by maximising the permissible gap between the arrival of your first train and the departure of your connecting train.Unlike a regular break journey ticket, you do not need the endorsement of the station master at every break of journey.
(6) You cannot repeat any section during your trip (for example, you cannot travel Delhi - Kalka, followed by a Kalka - Delhi journey later). Exceptions are made for branch lines and sections where no alternate route is possible. If, for example, you wish to travel to Rameswaram, you will have to traverse the pamban bridge twice, as there is no other route out of Rameswaram.
(7) Every circular journey ticket has a specific validity period, determined by the total distance travelled. My circular journey ticket of 4755 km had a validity of 38 days. There is no restriction on the number of days you spend at each stopover, as long as your entire trip is completed within the validity period of the ticket.The validity period for the ticket will be calculated at the sum of journey days and break journey days - journey days to be calculated @ 1 day per 400 kms distance or part thereof and break journey days to be calculated @ 1 day per 200 Kms. The ticket will be valid from the day of journey indicated on the ticket. There will be no restriction on commencing the break journey. The passenger will be required to put his signature with date on the ticket on commencement of journey.