Have you cancelled your travel plan due to any reason lately? You don’t have to bother about cancelling your ticket anymore. You can simply transfer train ticket ! Did you know that? Well, take a look!
You can now, transfer your train ticket to your family, in your blood relations which means transfer facility can be availed by the father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter. Transfer of train ticket between spouses is also allowed.
Though, a little time taking, the fact is that booking a new train ticket is subjected to seat availability in the train. Just a transfer at least assures you a confirmed seat without having to worry about the reservation status. Plus, the best and most economical part of it is that there is no additional fee involved.
How does transfer train ticket works
- Get in touch:
You have to get in touch with the Station Master a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled departure. You will have to manage the time out to have a little conversation with him to avail the facility.
- Whom to transfer your train ticket
You cannot transfer your train ticket to just anybody. The individual has to be in your blood relation to be allowed for the transfer. There is also the possibility to transfer train tickets between husband and wife.
- Documents required to transfer train ticket
check list while you get in touch with the station master for ttransferring train ticket
You will have to provide:
- Age proof/ Birth proof of both the parties
- Relation proof between the parties for the transfer
Ration Card, Voter Identity Card, Bank Passbook, a Passport are a few accepted documents for proof.
Also, if you have an e-ticket booked, make sure to take a print out of the Electronic slip along with the documents.
- Other cases:
- For recognized educational Institutions:
There has to be a written consent from the head of the institution requesting the transfer of train tickets among students.
- Government officials:
There also can be transfer of train tickets from one government official to the other, on duty and with appropriate authority. A request has to be made in writing 24 hours before the departure of train.
- Group booking:
When train tickets are booked in bulk, for either weddings or for group holidays and travels by agencies, there are all possibilities that there can be drop outs and join-ins. For easy help, not disturbing the mood of the crowd, the facility exists to serve its best. But the head of the group must contact the concerned station master at least 48 hours before the departure of the train.
All the above requests are granted only once for the train ticket. You can travel only after a change in name, otherwise it is considered as a serious offence.
Author of this article is Neha Madiya.