How Can A Railway Ticket Be Booked For A Handicapped Person Online?

When it comes to online railway ticket booking, it’s really confusing when you have to book special tickets as there are so many options and lots of information being displayed on the website simultaneously.

In this article, I’ll tell you how to book online railway ticket for a handicapped person.

Steps to book online railway ticket for a handicapped person

1) Log into the official website IRCTC. IRCTC WEBSITE

2) Sign-in into your account if you’re already a user, else just register a new account and fill up all your details.It won’t take more than 2 minutes.

3) Once logged into your account, you’ll be taken to a webpage where you will be able to select your train and fill up all your traveling details including Date of Journey, Source, Destination, Ticket Type etc.

Types Of Tickets

There are 2 types of tickets in IRCTC:

1] E-ticket: Confirmation of this ticket is messaged to you via SMS on your mobile or if you want, you can also take a printout of it.

2] I-ticket: This is the ticket type you should be concerned of. After you are done filling up you traveling details and confirm your train, when you will be checking availability, you have to select a quota, which will be a physical handicap quota for you.

Now you need to have a valid ID proof issued by Railways to book the ticket online. Only a valid ID proof will get your ticket confirmed, otherwise, it will show an error.

There you have it, by following these simple steps, you can book an online railway ticket for a physically handicapped person.

However, as I haven’t ever booked such a ticket so cannot confirm this, but I think that an escort has to accompany the handicapped person during the journey and has to carry their own ID proof. Also, the escort needs to mention the serial number of the specific ID, that they intend to carry with them, and the same ID has to be shown during the journey apart from railway issued ID.

To get the concession for the same, you need to have that railway ID. If you haven’t got the ID yet, then just click on the following link. It will guide you through the exact process needed to get the ID.

Identity card process for physically challenged in railway

So, this is how you can book a ticket for a physically handicapped person without any trouble. If you have any other question or suggestion for this article, please leave a comment below.