If you have a confirmed train reservation ticket but are not able to travel, you have the option to transfer the ticket to someone else who will. Railways offers a service where you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Often when a person is unable to travel after booking the ticket, they try to cancel the ticket and have to take a new ticket later.
However, it is not easy to get a confirmed ticket every time, which is why Railways has offered the facility to transfer confirmed train tickets. 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.
In order to transfer your ticket, you must submit your request at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.
After this, the name of the passenger is cut off on the ticket and the name of the member in whose name the ticket has been transferred is put. According to the national transporter, transfer of tickets can be done only once, that is, if the passenger has transferred his ticket once to another person, that ticket cannot be transferred to anyone else later.
Here’s how you can transfer your ticket to someone else:
1. Take a printout of the ticket
2. Visit the reservation counter of the nearest railway station
3. Carry the ID proof of the person whom you want to transfer the ticket to, like Aadhar or Voter’s ID card
4. Apply for ticket transfer over the counter
Transfer of train ticket is possible for tickets booked both online and offline. The person who wants to transfer the ticket must approach the station manager / chief reservation supervisor and submit the application for the said purpose. He must also submit the photostat copy of the proof of his relationship with the person to whom the ticket would be transferred like ration card, voter I-Card, bank passbook etc.
Confirmed ticket cancellation charges:
If the ticket is presented for cancellation more than forty-eight hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train, a minimum per passenger cancellation charges shall be deducted at the flat rate:
AC First/Executive Class – Rs 240 plus service Tax
First Class/AC 2 Tier – Rs 200 plus service Tax
AC Chair Car/AC 3Tier/AC 3 Economy – Rs 180 plus service Tax
Sleeper Class – Rs 120
Second Class – Rs 60
If the ticket is presented for cancellation between forty-eight hours and up to twelve hours before the scheduled departure of the train 25%(twenty-five) percent of fare subject the minimum of the cancellation charge referred to in clause 1(a) plus service Tax applicable for all AC Classes…Read more>>