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Indian Railway, Important Helpful Facts

A lot of us travel by Train, but we are not aware of few Important Helpful facts.

Do you know you can travel on ticket of your family member ? or You can postpone or prepone your journey ?

How to Change Traveller Name in Indian Railway

Eligibility : Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorized by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in the following circumstances namely –

1. Individual Booking : Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in his name may be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife. Please note that transfer is strictly allowed for relationship mentioned here and you need to provide proof of relationship in form of ID cards, Ration Card, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate etc.

2. Group Bookings :
a. Student Groups : Where the passengers are students of a recognized educational institution and the Head of the institution makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, that the reservation made in the name of any student be transferred to any other student of the same institute.
b. Marriage Groups : Where the passengers are members of a marriage party and any person deemed to be Head of such party makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any member of the marriage party be transferred to any other person.

3. Government Servant : Where the passenger is a Government Servant, proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains to change ticket on name of his co-worker only.

Process : You need to approach Chief Reservation Supervisor at nearby station and fill an application for the same with required id proofs and documents if any.

Postpone or Prepone Journey

Eligibility : For confirm tickets only. Allowed to postpone journey within 24 hrs. and prepone for same day ( earlier train ) Only if RAC or Confirmed tickets are available in same or higher class.
Charges : Fresh reservation fees to be paid if change made before 24 hrs, 25% of booking amount if changed within 24 hr. to 4 hr. of train departure of original schedule and 50% for within 4 hrs. of original departure in addition to difference of ticket charges if any.
Process : You need to approach Chief Reservation Supervisor at nearby station and fill an application for the same

I hope this information will help you next time you travel by Indian Railways. Happy Journey.

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