Duplicate Train Ticket

#1 May 17th, 2010, 17:16
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I have booked a ticket(3 passengers) in JanShadapti for a journey from Coimbatore(CBE) to Mayiladuthurai(MV). Now 2 of the passengers want to get down at Kumbakonam(KMU) and the third passenger will get down at Mayiladuthurai. So, What is the procedure to get a duplicate ticket so that the passengers getting down at Kumbakonam without ticket will not be in trouble.
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? I don't quite understand; the two could just get off, the third continue with the ticket, right?

You mean they wouldn't have a platform ticket where they get off? I doubt if it'd be much of a problem. Maybe they could ask the TTE to scribble a note for them. My hunch is he'll also tell them it's no problem. (I think those platform tickets are mostly an issue at the main main stations anyway, e.g. Delhi's or Mumbai's main stations. I've in fact never been asked about it; but fines being caught without a ticket or a platform ticket are arguably said to be quite steep. And it could perhaps be argued that being an obvious foreigner -- me, in this case -- it will sooner be assumed you in fact have some business to be there. But all they'd have to do is walk outside, or into the main hallway even, I mean what are the odds, and then of being stopped by an official who isn't open to their story, and they probably being pretty obvious passengers having just arrived and on their way out. If they need to linger there to catch another train or so -- well, they'd probably already have a ticket for it then, or if not, they'd need to go and get one, thus resolving the issue -- I suppose one of them could even go get a platform ticket on the spot.)

If you're really worried about it, you could go over to the station and ask them what to do, of course. Or maybe call them up, or so.
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Thank you for the reply. I would ask the TTE about it during the travel. But, it would be helpful if we know the exact procedure before we start the journey. Only few passengers get down at KMU. There is high possibility that ticket checker at the gate will ask for the tickets.
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Originally Posted by arul_i2s View Post I have booked a ticket(3 passengers) in JanShadapti for a journey from Coimbatore(CBE) to Mayiladuthurai(MV).
##Is this an E-Ticket (OR) Normal Ticket?

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Originally Posted by arul_i2s View Post So, What is the procedure to get a duplicate ticket so that the passengers getting down at Kumbakonam will not be in trouble.
##Upto Chart Preparation,if you approach the PRS Counter, and tell them that you have lost your journey ticket, they will issue a Duplicate Ticket on collection of Rs.20/- per passenger. If you approach the PRS Counter after Chart Preparation, then 50% of the Total Fare paid by you (**for the three passengers) will be collected from you.


##Refunds are NOT granted on duplcate tickets under any circumstances.

##Duplicate Tickets are NOT issued after Chart Preparation for tickets with RAC Status.

##No duplicate ticket will be issued in case of lost/mutilated waitlisted tickets.
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1. It is Normal Ticket.
2. Is there any other straight forwad procedure than telling them that we lost the ticket?
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Dear Arul,


##Had it been an E-Ticket, you could have taken as many print-outs as required.

##As per Rules, a Duplicate Ticket will be issued ONLY in respect of Lost/Mutilated/Torn Tickets.
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Originally Posted by arul_i2s View Post Only few passengers get down at KMU. There is high possibility that ticket checker at the gate will ask for the tickets.
You think so? What do others think?

Is this a new development? I've never come across such a person, nor ever noticed them (and I was last there just earlier this year, though not at those precise stations, nor anywhere near them. But I was in Tamil Nadu and Kerala early last year nonetheless.)

It's an honest question mind, I'm quite ready to believe you, and I recognize your concern in any case. Although it would, so far, never have struck me. Which could in fact always be an approach, of course: So just walk out like the perfectly innocent and unaware person that you are. But, try at your own risk, by all means.

(You'd think they'd have a hard time making a case -- and have to be a real $%^ to try to, though there arguably exist such -- that you'd been loitering, no? Has anyone seen you coming in, hanging around for hours to no purpose -- other than waiting for a train that never comes, that is? But maybe I'm being unjustly optimistic here.)
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post So just walk out like the perfectly innocent and unaware person that you are. But, try at your own risk, by all means.
##Even, while exhibiting innocence, certainly, there is amount of risk. If a passenger is caught without valid ticket while existing out of the Station, then he can be penalised.At that point of time, any story told by him will be treated as "cock & bull story" only!!!!
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I am curious to know whether any option available to split a journey ticket into two or more.
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I would really advise you to go and ask at your nearest station.

Let us know the answer.
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No such option exists for a normal ticket!!
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On the day of journey, you please purchase One Unreserved Ticket from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in Coimbatore Station and ask your friend to get out of the Station by showing that Ticket.
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Originally Posted by vsp27759 View Post On the day of journey, you please purchase One Unreserved Ticket from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in Coimbatore Station and ask your friend to get out of the Station by showing that Ticket.
Ha. Splendidly easy solution, indeed

(I'd still like to know what, if anything, the Railways personnel might tell you if you were to enquire about it beforehand. You'd think there must exist some solution to the conundrum.)

Next time, book separate tickets? That might easily see you in fact split up over the train though. Which you might be able to resolve once on board.
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Performed the journey. TTE got down at kumbakonam station with the 2 passengers and informed the ticket checker at the entrance.

He said that no other option is available for such cases.

Thank you Mr. Srinivasa and Mr. Machadinha
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Ah, all's well that ends well. Thanks for the feedback

(And, ah, India & its hospitality and courteousness... now where in the world would the conductor do that for you? )

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