SCAMS! Buying a train ticket at the train station!
Train station, Delhi, India
SCAMS! Buying a train ticket at the train station! Delhi Reviews
SCAMS! Buying a train ticket at the train station!” Jan 31, 2013
Trying to buy a train ticket in Delhi at the foreigner's ticket office can be really stressful.
I had read on lonely planet, this is a very frequent problem, that someone will try to fool you and prevent you from getting to the office and get your ticket, so you end up being redirected to a private tour agency.
Believe it or not, it happened to us and a couple of other friends, but we were aware!
A guy dressed as a railway guard, approached us and tried to prevent us from getting to the first floor. He said the office didn't exist anymore, then he said it was going through renovations, etc, etc... Anyways, he just didn't allow us to go upstairs.
BS, if this happens to you, just go anyway! The office didn't burn down, is not on renovation, is not closed, didn't move, nothing at all... they get paid commissions to force the tourists into the private office across the street.
Also be very careful with the ricksaw drivers, they will try to scam you all the time, agree on the price before.
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