IRCTC train ticket booking: How to change passenger's names in train e-tickets

Mar 25, 2019, 23:00 PM IST
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IRCTC train ticket booking process has become very simple and travellers will find all the solutions online, but for some complicated stuff, an offline method has been implemented. This includes a solution for those who have booked a train ticket and want to know if a passenger's name in the e-ticket can be changed or not. Well, as per Indian Railways norms, Chief Reservation Supervisors of important stations are authorised by the railway administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in case of certain situations. To avail this facility, passengers have to approach their nearest railway reservation office with the printout of e-reservation slip and original photo ID of one of the passengers travelling. Notably, the name of a passenger can be changed up to 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of the train.

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1. Passenger is a government servant:

1. Passenger is a government servant:

If the passenger is a government servant heading on duty and appropriate authority and s/he provides in writing the intention to change 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of train. (PTI)

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2. Passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours

2. Passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours

If a passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure, then the reservation under his/her name can be changed or swapped with the name of another member of his family. (PTI)

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3. Passengers are students:

3. Passengers are students:

If the passengers are students of a recognised educational institution and the head of that institution writes a request 48 hours before the scheduled departure. (Reuters)

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4. Passengers are members of a marriage party:

4. Passengers are members of a marriage party:

The passengers are members of a marriage party and any person deemed as a head of that party makes a written request 48 hours before the scheduled departure. (IRCTC website)

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5. Passengers are a group of cadets of NCC:

5. Passengers are a group of cadets of NCC:

The passengers are a group of cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) and any head officer of the group, makes a written request 24 hours before the departure of the train. (Reuters)

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