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How To Get A Duplicate Train Ticket?

IamCheated.com Research Team | September 15, 2018  5:38:pm

Have you lost your train ticket? Is it torn or damaged in the rains? Do not panic. Indian Railways passengers can avail duplicate train tickets and undertake the journey, even if they have lost train tickets. The railways provide a duplicate ticket to passengers on paying prescribed fees and meeting certain pre-determined conditions.

According to the Indian Railways portal, there are two scenarios vis-à-vis issuing duplicate tickets.

1. If you report the loss of confirmed or RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) ticket, before the preparation of the reservation chart, you will be issued a duplicate ticket by the railways after collecting Rs 50 for second and sleeper class, and Rs 100 for other classes.

2. In case you report the loss of confirmed ticket after the preparation of a reservation chart, you will be issued a duplicate ticket by the railways on collecting 50% of the train fare.

In this blog, we will discuss five important points that you need to know on the IRCTC policy on duplicate tickets.

1. If the confirmed or RAC train ticket is torn or mutilated, you can avail duplicate tickets on paying 25% of the fare after the preparation of the reservation chart. Before the preparation of the reservation chart, same charges are applicable as for making a duplicate ticket vis-a-vis lost/misplaced tickets.

2. Duplicate tickets will not be issued in case of mutilated wait-listed tickets.

3. A refund can be facilitated on torn or mutilated tickets if its genuineness and authenticity are verified on the basis of particulars visible on the ticket.

4. If an RAC ticket holder loses his ticket after the preparation of the reservation chart, he will not be eligible to receive a duplicate ticket.

5. In case you find the original ticket and present it along with the duplicate ticket, before the departure of the train, you will be refunded the amount charged for a duplicate ticket. But, 5% of the total amount is deducted and it should be a minimum of Rs 20.

How to get a Duplicate Train Ticket?

As soon as you get to know on the loss of the train ticket, inform the railway reservation office regarding the loss, to prevent fraudulent refunds on your ticket.

If the lost ticket is a counter ticket, you must visit the nearest computerized reservation counter and contact the Chief Reservation Supervisor (CRS) and report the loss of your ticket. In such a scenario, you will be asked to show an ID Proof. You will be issued a duplicate ticket with PNR Number, if your ticket is confirmed or in RAC.

In case the lost ticket is an E-ticket booked through the IRCTC website, there’s no need to worry as you will be allowed to take a print out by logging on to the irctc.co.in website. After logging in, you need to go to a booked history page and by using the PNR number; you will be allowed to take a printout of your ticket as many times as you want.

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