name on e-ticket mistake

#1 Oct 12th, 2009, 18:09
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Hi, Anyone can sugget me,

I ask local agent in my country to help to contact local agent in india to booked train ticket in advance 2 months (from HWH (CAL) to GAYA-JN and GAYA-JN to HWH (CAL), but problem happened there's one alphabet of my name mistake (I'm not success to book by using my credit card)

from "PEERAYA" to "PEEREYA"

My name in passport is "A" not "E", but Local agent in my country said that it's no problem, because officer will check "PNR number" and I can just explain to officer...doese it will help ?

because now I can't not contact any agent, they still confirm that it's oke.....

Anyone has any suggestion ? My trip is December

Thanks
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#2 Oct 12th, 2009, 20:27
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I dont think it is a problem. They dont get to check each and every letter of the alphabet.

To be on the safer side, send a mail quoting your PNR number to care@irctc.co.in. It is the customer care mail of IRCTC. They would do necessary corrections.
#3 Oct 12th, 2009, 23:32
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Should not worry. You can easily travel with this ticket.
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I've booked e-tickets half a dozen times and I've never had a conductor ask for my passport. They just look at the ticket and move on to the next person.
#5 Oct 13th, 2009, 05:37
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Doubt if it will be a problem. I had to read your post 3 times to see the mistake. As Hal said, no one looks at your passport when collecting your ticket.

Just go and have a good trip!
#6 Oct 13th, 2009, 07:43
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Dont write to IRCTC.......They will not change.

This is not an issue. Nobody is likely to ask you for such a small difference. If the ticket checker asks, you also pretend as if that is the first time you noticed it.

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#7 Oct 13th, 2009, 08:10
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Slight spelling errors are frequent mistakes here - this will not be a problem as everyone is telling you. Don't worry about it - your name misspelt is so close to the correct version it's not going to matter.
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Don't worry, there shouldn't be a problem.

I booked 3 tickets for myself and a woman I was traveling with earlier this year, as I was the first name on the ticket I was convinced the TTE wouldn't even check the woman's name, so I decided to have a laugh with her.

Her name on the first ticket was Dolly Parton, and on the 2nd., Margaret Thatcher, and on the 3rd., Vera Lynn.

The TTE never checked.
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#9 Oct 14th, 2009, 01:54
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I can't believe you did that Steven. Anyways, I have seen TTEs ask for identity proof and check the name of the person but they wouldn't bother with small spelling mistakes.
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Proof is required to be submitted by only one passenger out of the total booked in a single ticket. If the age is right, that is fine..
#11 Oct 14th, 2009, 14:10
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Arunganpath,

Have you ever tried changing / modifying the names in the E Ticket.

Please do call IRCTC call center and ask them how to do it.

You will get a blunt reply " It cant be done, You need to cancel and rebook again "

Trust me. It happened to me as my fiancee was mentioned as Mr... and Male. We traveled with the same ticket and the TTE never bothered to even look or check.

Feminist: Just dont bother. Have a nice journey and enjoy India.
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So much thank you for all of reply to encourage my brave , I'm now so confidence now...and sure I will happy and nice trip in India !!!

Million thanks again !!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post I booked 3 tickets for myself and a woman I was traveling with earlier this year, as I was the first name on the ticket I was convinced the TTE wouldn't even check the woman's name, so I decided to have a laugh with her.
Her name on the first ticket was Dolly Parton, and on the 2nd., Margaret Thatcher, and on the 3rd., Vera Lynn.
The TTE never checked.
Is it the right thing, Steven ? God forbid, if there is an accident and the person travelling in another name is dead - what wiil be his / her status ?

Well, I'm not sure about rules, but somehow I feel that this should be avoided at any cost. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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I don't believe what Steven did was the right thing for a lot of reasons, including your accident/death scenario, but it did make a VERY funny story!

Feminist, have a fun trip!
#15 Jul 25th, 2010, 16:40
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Spelling is something Indians are generally not fussy about—it's a very flexible concept here. I've had some very strange spellings of my name on train tickets, but I've never had a problem. As long as it is reasonably close and the age and sex match, you're fine. Don't draw attention to it and the TTE is extremely unlikely to even notice.

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