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Booking a Train Ticket in India Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Hindi Language

India is a vast country with much diversity. To enjoy your trip of India and experience this diverse country, you don’t want to stay in a metropolitans say Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc.

There are many modes of travel like Air, Bus and Train to move from one place to another. Out of this, Indian railways offer a large network across India which makes it sure that you will always have some train which reached to your desired destination. Majority of Indian population travel with trains as it reaches to every corner of country and has very economical.

There are some problems with Indian railways which I must also tell you. Many times, the trains are not punctual, the coaches are old, and there are no superfast trains. The fastest train travel with a speed of 180 km/hour. Though, Indian government is working in the direction to introduce superfast trains on some tracks within few years.

Albeit some short-comings, it is a great advantage to travel and explore India with trains. Trains moves through cities and villages. It makes stop-overs for some minutes in various cities and a person can have their first experience of the regional language and its people. I will definitely recommend to explore India with train.

Person at ticket counter to You:
Hello Sir/Madam, so which ticket do you want?
Boliye Bhaisahab/Sar/Madam, appko kaha ka ticket chahiye?
बोलिए भाईसाहब/सर/मैडम, आपको कहाँ का टिकेट चाहिए?

You to Person at ticket counter:
I want to go to Agra.
Mujhe Agra jana hai.
मुझे आगरा जाना है।

(If you are booking ticket from the city other than your city of departure, you have to change the dialogue a bit, you have to specify the route as “from city1 to city2”)

I want to go from Delhi to Agra.
Mujhe delhi se Agra जाना.
मुझे दिल्ली से आगरा जाना है।

Person at ticket counter to You:
When you have to go?
Aap ko kab jana hai?
आपको कब जाना है?

You to Person at ticket counter:
I have to go tomorrow morning.
Mujhe kal subah jana hai.
मुझे कल सुबह जाना है।

Person at ticket counter to You:
You can go to Agra with Taj Express?
Aap Taj Express se Agra ja sakte ho .
आप ताज एक्सप्रेस से आगरा जा सकते हो।

You to Person at ticket counter:
I have to go tomorrow morning.
Thik hai, mujhe 2 ticket Taj Express ki de do.
ठीक है, मुझे ताज एक्सप्रेस की दो टिकेट दे दो।

Person at ticket counter to You:
In which class you want to travel?
Aapko kaun se class ka ticket chahiye?
आपको कौन से क्लास का टिकेट चाहिए?

(Note: In Indian trains, we have 1st class (air conditioned),  2nd class sleeper and 2nd class)

You to Person at ticket counter:
Please give me two tickets in 1st class (AC).
Aap 1st class (AC) ke do ticket de do.
आप पहली क्लास (ए. सी) के दो टिकेट दे दो.

Person at ticket counter to You:
दो टिकेट के 400 रुपए हुए.
Yeh lijiye, do ticket ke 400 rupee hue.
There we have, the cost of two tickets is 400 rupees.

You to Person at ticket counter:
यह लीजिये 400 रुपए.
Yeh lijiye 400 rupee.
Here is your 400 rupees.

After getting money, the person at ticket counter will hand over the ticket. Hurry, now you have the tickets! Say Dhanyaavad (thanks) to him.

You to Person at ticket counter:
Thank you!

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.