Indian Railways is always pushing its limits to make customer experiences more and more convenient. With some new set of rules, Railways has once again done it and made its passenger’s journeys even more comfortable. According to the authority, now passengers can transfer their pre-booked ticket to someone else to travel. If a passenger is not able to board the train for any explicit reason then he or she can transfer their ticket to any other person, whether a family member or a friend.
Now Before Your Assume Anything Else, Let’s Talk About When You Can Transfer Your Railway Ticket:
Railway Ticket Transfer Service Is Only Available For Confirmed Tickets
Cancelling confirmed tickets costs us a noticeable share of the booking amount, to be exact it costs, “Rs.240/- for AC First Class/Executive Class, Rs.200/- for AC 2 Tier/First Class, Rs. 180 for AC 3 Tier/AC Chair car/ AC 3 Economy, Rs.120/- for Sleeper Class and Rs.60/- for a second sitting.” So, the alternative of transferring the ticket instead of cancelling it is one of the most convenient ways of saving passengers’ investments.
“The confirmed ticket can be transferred to the name of any of their family members like father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband, and wife. For making the best of this facility, passengers are requested to give a request 24 hours before the departure of the train”, mentioned Jagran josh.
Railway Ticket Transfer Application Is To Be Submitted A Day Before Travel
Indian Railways wants people to transfer their train tickets a day before the journey. Well, to be exact the time to raise a ticket transfer application is different for different types of travellers like a Government employee can submit before 24 hours, and people heading to weddings in large numbers are required to submit an application before 48 hours and more.
Railway Ticket Transfer Service Is A One-Time Thing
Indian railways said that the ticket transfer service is a one-time benefit service. This means if a person has transferred his or her ticket to another person then he or cannot transfer it any further for any reason.
Steps To Transfer Railway Ticket Online:
- First, get a hard copy of your confirmed ticket.
- Visit a railway ticket reservation counter at any railway station.
- Provide the ids of the person in whose name the ticket is going to be transferred.
- And finally, apply for the ticket transfer at the counter.