How to Change Ticket Date in IRCTC
Indian Railways is one of the most widely used transportation options in India. With the increasing internet penetration in the country, IRCTC, the online ticketing platform for Indian Railways has made ticket booking and other services very convenient for passengers. However, despite the ease of online booking, passengers may face situations where they need to change their travel plans and need to change their ticket dates. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps involved in changing the ticket date in the IRCTC platform.
Step by Step Guide to Change Ticket Date in IRCTC
Changing a ticket date on the IRCTC website is not a daunting task. Follow the steps given below to change the date of your booked ticket:
Step 1: Visit the IRCTC website or App
To change the ticket date, visit the official IRCTC website, www.irctc.co.in, or use the IRCTC App.
Step 2: Login to your Account
After visiting the website, login with your credentials i.e., your IRCTC login ID, password, and the captcha code present on the screen. In case you have forgotten your credentials, click on the “Forgot User ID/Password” option to retrieve it.
Step 3: Go to the “Booked Ticket History” Section
After logging in, hover your cursor over the “My Account” option and click on “My Transactions” and select the “Booked Ticket History” option.
Step 4: Select the Ticket you Want to Change
When you see the “Booked Ticket History” page, select the booked Ticket you want to change by ticking the checkbox next to it.
Step 5: Click on the “Change Date” option
Under the “Booked Ticket History” page, click on the “Change Date” option available beside your booked ticket.
Step 6: Select the New Date
After clicking on the “Change Date” option, a new page will appear asking you to confirm the ticket change. On this page, select the new date for your journey and submit your request.
Step 7: Payment of Fare Difference
If the fare for the new date of journey is higher than the previous date of journey, then the fare difference needs to be paid. The payment can be done after submitting the new date request.
Step 8: Print Your Updated Ticket
After confirming the date change and paying the fare difference if applicable, you will receive the updated ticket via email and you can also download and print the new ticket.
Important Points to Remember
Here are some important things to keep in mind before and after changing your ticket date:
- Only the date of the journey can be changed and not the boarding station or the destination station.
- The ticket date can be changed online only up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train from the source station.
- The facility to change the date of the ticket is only available for confirmed and RAC tickets and not for waitlisted tickets.
- If the ticket is booked through a travel agent or any other mode, the date change has to be done through that specific mode only.
Changing the date of your booked ticket on the IRCTC website is a simple process. Following the above-mentioned steps will help you easily change the travel date of your booked ticket. It’s important to note that the facility to change the date of the ticket is only available for confirmed and RAC tickets and not for waitlisted tickets. Lastly, make sure that the new journey date is changed from the source station only and not any other stations in between the journey.