Saturday, May 27, 2017

Railway Rules Regarding Change In Travel Plan

Break Journey, Change In Boarding Station And Other Rules


Journey Can Be Preponed Or Postponed

The date of journey on Confirmed/ RAC/ waitlisted tickets can be preponed or postponed in the same/ higher class or for the same destination on payment of prescribed charges. This facility can be availed only once, irrespective of whether the accommodation available is Reserved or RAC or Waitlisted.

To prepone or postpone the date of your journey, you should surrender your tickets during working hours of reservation office at least forty eight hours before the scheduled departure of the train in which originally booked. However, there may be restriction during Ist hour of advance reservation period opening.

Boarding Station Can Be Changed

To change the boarding station, you have to submit a written request to the Station Manager of the original boarding station or contact any Computerised Reservation Centre, at least 24 hours before the departure of the train. However, no refund is permissible for the unused portion of the journey. The change of station once made will be final i.e. in case a passenger has changed the boarding point, he/ she will lose all rights to board the train from the original boarding point. If found travelling without any proper authority to travel, he/ she will have to pay fare with penalty between original boarding point to changed boarding point.

Break Journey At Any Intermediate Station

If you hold a journey ticket for more than 500 km, you can break your journey once for two days at any station enroute. This facility can be availed only after travelling 500 km from the starting station. If your ticket is for more than 1000 km, you will be allowed to break your journey twice.

The day of arrival and departure must be excluded while calculating the number of eligible days for break of journey. And remember to get your ticket endorsed by the Station Manager/ Ticket Collector at the station where you intend to break your journey.

Please note this facility is not available to passengers travelling by Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi Express trains. This facility is not permitted short of the station up to which reservation has been done. Intention to break journey is to be advised at the time of original booking and not after obtaining reservation.

Extending Journey Beyond The Original Destination

Indian Railways allow extension of journey. This can be done by approaching the ticket checking staff either before reaching your destination or after completion of booked journey. The fare for the extended portion of the journey will be collected without the benefit of telescopic rates.

Upgrading Ticket To A Higher Class During Journey

Your reserved ticket for a lower class can be upgraded to a higher class for the same train and date, subject to availability of accommodation. The upgrading of accommodation can be done only once on collection of fresh reservation charges and the fare difference. This can also be done during the journey by approaching the Travelling Ticket Examiner.

Transferring Confirmed Ticket To Somebody Else

If you are holding a confirmed ticket and are unable to travel, your ticket can be transferred to your family members viz, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband or wife. To transfer your ticket, you must submit your request at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

Tickets can also be transferred to another Government Servant travelling on duty, at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

Tickets can also be transferred to other students of recognised Educational Institutions when the Principal/ Head makes a request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

Tickets can also be transferred to other members of marriage party, if the head of such a party makes a request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

Tickets can also be transferred to other cadets of NCC, if the group makes a request at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

Please note that such changes can be made only once, if the request does not exceed 10% of the total number og group members.

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