Indian Railways: Many times it is such that we get the train reservation done, but on occasion our plan changes. In such a situation, you cancel the ticket and your money is also deducted. But according to the rules of the Railways, you have another option.
Indian Railways: Many times it happens that we get train reservation done, but on occasion our plan changes. In such a situation, you cancel the ticket and your money is also deducted. But according to the rules of the Railways, you have another option. Let us tell you that you can also ‘Preponed’ or ‘Postponed’ your train journey in such a situation. If you want, you can also change the boarding station of your journey.
How to change date?
Passengers can change the boarding station of the journey by applying in writing to the Station Manager of the original boarding station or by visiting a computerized reservation center at least 24 hours before the departure of the train. This facility is available on both offline and online tickets.
Travel can be extended
If you want to proceed with your journey, that is, you want to go beyond the station where the ticket has been booked, then for this, the passenger has to contact the ticket checking staff before reaching the destination or after the completion of the booked journey. Contact has to be made and they have to give information about the travel detail.
Travel date can be changed only once
According to the website of Indian Railways, a ticket booked at the station counter can be ‘Preponed’ or ‘Postponed’ only once on the date of journey. Whether the availability of seats is confirmed or RAC or waiting. To extend or advance the date of journey, the passenger will have to surrender his ticket 48 hours before the departure of the train by going to the reservation office. Remember that this facility is available only for offline tickets, this facility will not be available on tickets booked online.
How to change your train travel date
Indian Railways gives facility to its passengers that they can change the date of journey in their Confirm/RAC/Waiting ticket. According to Indian Railways, the date of journey on these tickets can be ‘Preponed’ or ‘Postponed’ to the same class/higher class or to the same destination on payment of prescribed fee. Apart from this, Railways also allows passengers to extend their journey, change the boarding station of their journey and upgrade their tickets to a higher class. While some of these facilities are applicable for offline tickets only, others are available for both offline and online tickets.