IRCTC ONLINE TICKET RESERVATION: FACILITIES, RULES AND CONDITIONS
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers online reservation and cancellation of tickets, along with many other facilities. Commuters can book tatkal tickets, claim refund, check refund status and file TDR (ticket deposit receipt) via IRCTC’s official website (irctc.co.in) or IRCTC rail connect android app. Now, passengers can also change boarding station and name of e-ticket passenger. Boarding station can be changed both online and offline. For changing passenger’s name, customer can approach the nearest railway reservation office with ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out and photo identity proof in original of one of the passenger traveling in the ticket at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train.
Amendment in e-ticket scheme
According to IRCTC, the accommodation booked is not transferable and is valid only if one of the passenger booked on an e-ticket in a transaction presents any of the identity cards (voter identity card/passport/ pan card/driving license/photo I/d card of central/state government/student identity card with photograph issued by recognized school/college for their students/nationalised bank passbook with photograph/credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph) during train journey in original and same will be accepted as proof of identity failing which the passengers will be treated as travelling without ticket and shall be dealt with as per extant railway rules.Tatkal quota e-tickets
1. Tatkal e-ticket can be booked one day in advance excluding the date of journey from the train originating station and the provision for specifying ID proof at the time of booking a Tatkal e-ticket has been started.
2. Entry of ID card details is not required at the time of booking for tatkal scheme.
3. One of the passengers has to produce any one of the prescribed identity in original during the journey, failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.
4. No refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal e-tickets.
General quota e-tickets:
There is no provision for specifying ID proof at the time of booking a general quota e-ticket.
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