Travel Tips: Traveling by train at night? Know these rules of Indian Railways to avoid the trouble!


Indian Railways is the backbone of Indian transport and millions of passengers travel by train every day. Railways provide several facilities to passengers to ensure their comfort during their journey. But, the authorities also enforce some rules, especially during night travel, and not following these rules can cost travelers dearly.

Recently, the Indian Railways has updated the night rules in an effort to ensure that passengers can have a peaceful sleep during their journey.


Night rules to follow while traveling in Indian Railways:

Playing music on a loudspeaker is prohibited. Passengers listening to music during the night should use earphones or play music at a low decibel level.

Loud talking on the phone is prohibited in the seat, compartment, or coach during the night.

Passengers will not be allowed to keep lights on after 10:00 pm, however, the use of night lights is permitted.

Indian Railways has informed that passengers traveling during night time will have to follow the rules, failing which the authorities will take appropriate action in the form of a fine.

The TTE and other railway staff will also keep a watch on the passengers during the night to ensure that the decorum of the coach is maintained and that no passenger creates an unnecessary ruckus and disturbs the sleep of fellow passengers.


Passengers can talk to TTE in case of any problem while traveling at night.

Indian Railways also advises its passengers to use the AI-based RailMitra application which can ensure hassle-free travel for passengers. Passengers can check train timetables, PNR status, live train running status, order food, lodge complaints, and many more through the RailMitra application.