Indian Railway: Indian Railways clarified on Wednesday that no change has been made in the rules for booking tickets for children traveling by train. In fact, it was claimed in some reports that children between the age of one to four years will now be charged adult rent. After which Railways has issued a clarification in this regard.
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In a circular issued by the Ministry of Railways dated March 6, 2020, it has been said that children below the age of five years will travel free of cost. However, in that case a separate berth or seat will not be provided for the child. The circular also said that if a passenger needs a separate seat or berth for his children below the age of five years, they will be charged adult fare. Recently, it has been claimed in some media reports that Indian Railways has changed the rules regarding ticket booking for children below five years of age in the train. It has been said in the news that now children of one to four years of age will have to take a successful ticket in the train.
Railway issued statement
Railway has said in the statement that these news and media reports are misleading. It is informed that Railways has not made any changes regarding booking of tickets for children traveling in the train. The statement said that on demand of passengers, they have been given the option to buy tickets and book berths for their child below the age of five years. If they do not want a separate berth, then children can travel free of charge as before.