You mayn’t know but you can change journey date in your train ticket however this facility can be availed only once.The Indian Railways allow you to prepone and postpone your journey date.
Indian Railways allow its passengers to change journey date of confirmed/RAC /waitlisted tickets however one can take benefit of this facility only once. Let us understand it by an example- suppose you have booked a ticket of 15 December but later you decide to go on 24 December instead of 15 December. Many of us don’t know that we can change the journey date of our confirmed/RAC /waitlisted tickets and thus we choose cancellation for which we have to pay certain charges and even face trouble while booking a new ticket.
When you need a railway ticket you have plan for the same in advance and even book ticket 2-3 months before the date of scheduled departure of the train. It means it’s not so easy to get a confirmed railway ticket for an unplanned journey. All those passengers who made sudden change in their plan of journey due to some unforeseen circumstances, they can avail the facility of changing journey date instead of cancelling their tickets. Moreover, Indian Railways also allow its users to change their boarding station, upgrade their tickets to higher class, extend their journey beyond the original destination, transfer their tickets to family members and many more. While some of these facilities can be availed for offline tickets only, others are applicable for both offline as well as online tickets.
Note: IRCTC ट्रेन e-ticket बुक करने के लिए ऑनलाइन सुविधा देता है, हालांकि आप आईआरसीटीसी की आधिकारिक वेबसाइट या आईआरसीटीसी ऐप के माध्यम से यात्रा की तारीख नहीं बदल सकते हैं। अपने कन्फर्म/आरएसी/वेटलिस्टेड टिकट की यात्रा की तारीख बदलने के लिए आपको ट्रेन के निर्धारित प्रस्थान से कम से कम 48 घंटे पहले के दौरान रेलवे काउंटर पर अपना टिकट सरेंडर करना होगा (during working hours)।
How to Change Journey Date in Indian Railway?
It is possible to prepone or postpone journey date of confirmed/RAC /waitlisted tickets. However, this facility can be availed in case of offline tickets only. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) doesn’t provide online facility to change the journey date. The facility of preponing or postponing the journey date of a confirmed/RAC /waitlisted ticket can be availed only once at a station counter.
Willing passengers are required to surrender their ticker at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train at reservation counter during working hours. The facility of preponing and postponing the railway tickets journey date in the same/higher class for the same destination can be availed after paying the prescribed charges.
Method to Change Journey Date e ticket IRCTC
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) provides online facility to book train e ticket however you can’t change the journey date at the official website of IRCTC or through IRCTC app. In order to change the journey date of your confirmed/RAC /waitlisted ticket you need to surrender you ticket at railway counter during working hours at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
Please note one can make changes in the journey date of reserved tickets only once. You can’t avail this facility more than once. Moreover, you need to surrender your tickets minimum 48 hours before the scheduled departure of this train.
This is all about how can you change journey date of your confirmed/RAC /waitlisted ticket. Indian Railways also allow its passengers to modify their boarding station, upgrade their tickets to higher class, extend their journey beyond the original destination, and transfer their tickets to family members. Let’s understand how you can avail these facilities.
How to Change the Boarding Station Online?
Passengers who have booked tickets online are allowed to change their boarding station before 24 hours of the scheduled departure of the train. Once the boarding station is changed, passengers won’t be allowed to board the train from the original boarding point. If found travelling the penalty will be levied. Here is the process how you can change the boarding station online-
Step 1- You need to visit the official website of IRCTC or open IRCTC app in your mobile phone.
Step 2- Login to your account.
Step 3- Now go to MY ACCOUNT > My Transactions > Booked Ticket History.
Step 4- You’ll find your booked ticket (s) here. Select a ticket for which you’d like to change the boarding point and choose the Change Boarding Point Button.
Step 5- A pop up window would appear on the screen showing stations en route. Choose your desired boarding station.
Step 6- It will ask your confirmation, Click OK to confirm.
Step 7- It will display message that your boarding point has been changed successfully.
Step 8- You’ll also receive confirmation on your registered mobile number and email ID.
Passengers can also change the boarding station by contacting the station manager of the original boarding station or by getting in touch with any computerized reservation centre minimum 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. Please note, no refund would be initiated for unused portion.
Is it possible to extend my journey beyond the original destination?
Yes, Indian Railways allow its passengers to extend their journey beyond the original destination. You can approach the ticket checking staff either in prior to reaching your destination or after reaching the original destination. They will assist you with this, however you’ll have to pay the fare of extended journey.
How to upgrade my ticket to a higher class enroute?
If accommodation available, you are allowed to upgrade your ticket to a higher class enroute. You can upgrade your ticket either before starting of your journey or even you can do the same by approaching Travelling Ticket Examiner enroute.
If you have certain confusion you can reach to railway helpline number and they will guide you with procedure involved in case you are seeking upgrade your ticket to a higher class.
How Can I Transfer my Ticket?
If you have a confirmed railway ticket but you are unable to travel then you can transfer that ticket to your family members including mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son, husband or wife. You need to place a request for the same at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. However, change of names in ticket is not permissible if it is booked with prescribed concession.
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You can also transfer your ticket to another government servant who is travelling on duty however this needs to be done 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.