If you’re holding a confirmed railway ticket but for some reason will be unable to travel, you can now transfer the ticket tosomeone else.
Indian Railways has now announced that it will allow passengers to transfer their confirmed ticket to another person in case they are unable to travel.
This is how you can transfer your ticket to someone else:
In case you have a reserved ticket, but unable to travel, you can contact the Chief Reservation Supervisor to transfer the ticket to someone else’s name.
Besides, the passenger can now easily transfer the ticket to any family member which includes father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. Such requests must be sent 24 hours before the train’s departure.
Rules of ticket transfers have been relaxed for National Cadet Corps, and Govt. employees, from any department.
Likewise, if the passenger is part of a marriage party then the confirmed ticket can be transferred to another person with a written request by an individual deemed to be the head of the group 24 hours before departure.
If a government servant wants to transfer a confirmed ticket then he or she can make a written request before 24 hours of departure. In case a student of a recognised educational institute wants to transfer his or her ticket, then they will need to get the approval of the head of the institution. A written request by that authoritative figure will allow the transfer of the ticket to another student from the same institution.
This facility has also been extended to the National Cadet Corps. A cadet or a group of cadets can get reservation ticket or tickets transferred to other cadets with a written request by any officer who is the head of such a group, 24 hours before departure.
However, this transfer request will be granted only once. In case of marriage party, NCC cadets and students, these requests in excess of 10 per cent of the group’s strength would not be granted.
Rs 75,000 crore for new signalling system:
Indian Railways has finally allocated a budget of Rs 75,000 crore, which will be used for upgrading the current signalling system, across India.
This means that 20,000 km of rail track would be now covered under the modern signalling system, powered by advanced technology.
As per Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the modern technology used by European Train Control System (ETCS) would be introduced in India, which will make signalling system more robust, and accident-free.
Last year, it was announced that ISRO has been roped in to create a GPS-based signalling system for Indian Railways; and for this purpose 2700 trains were announced to be equipped with GPS.