Indian Railways: You can catch long distance train from any station! Major changes in the rules of IRCTC


#NewDelhi: Good news for train passengers. Now you can catch the train from any station instead of the train station you booked to board. The railways will not fine you for this. To change the boarding station you need to change the ticket. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

Sometimes boarding stations need to be changed suddenly. There is also a fear of missing the train as the boarding station is often out of reach of the passengers. Therefore, if the train stops at a station close to the passenger’s reach, it is also convenient for the passenger. And so this time the boarding station ticket can be corrected.

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IRCTC will facilitate the change of boarding station keeping in mind the needs of the passengers. This facility of IRCTC is available only to passengers who have booked train tickets online. Passengers made through travel agents or passenger reservation systems will not get this benefit.

Must be changed 24 hours before departure of train-

Any passenger can change his boarding station. However, he has to change it online 24 hours before leaving the train. According to the official website of IRCTC, once a passenger changes his boarding station, he will no longer be able to catch the train from the previous boarding station.

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Remember, any train passenger will have to pay a fine if he catches the train from another station without changing the boarding station. In addition, rent has to be paid between the boarding point and the modified boarding point. According to IRCTC rules, boarding stations can be changed only once. Learn how to change boarding station on online ticket booked from IRCTC-

1. First go to the official website of IRCTC

2. Enter the login ID and password and then go to ‘Booking History’.

3. Select your train and go to ‘Change Boarding Point’.

4. A new page will open, in the drop down select the new boarding station for that train

5. After selecting the new station the system will ask if it is confirmed. Now you click on ‘OK’.

. After changing the boarding station an SMS will come to your mobile.



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