Change of Boarding Point for Tatkal e-tickets

#1 Aug 21st, 2007, 11:26
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Hi guys,
I booked a e-ticket under Tatkal scheme from Mysore to Mayiladuthurai even though my boarding point is Bangalore. But I mentioned during booking that my boarding point is Mysore. Will this be treated as no-show if I board the train at Bangalore? Pls advice. the confusion is due to Tatkal booking which will allow only end-to-end booking and need to be very careful with the boarding point.

#2 Aug 21st, 2007, 12:49
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It will be treated as no show, unless you inform them in advance.

Last time I asked if I can board at a later station(more than 5 yeras ago), they wanted a letter addressed to the station master!
#3 Aug 21st, 2007, 13:10
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You need to mention the change in boarding point in writing to the station master (as a safe bet to station master of both the original and intended boarding point). Otherwise you will be treated as no-show and seat awarded to waitlist passengers.
#4 Aug 21st, 2007, 15:25
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Question Go to the booking supervisor

You could approach the "supervisor" at any of the computerized booking centres with a copy of your e-ticket and the actual id [in original] mentioned therein. Fill up a reservation form and enter your details and PNR no. with the new boarding station clearly mentioned [you could caption it as "change of boarding station"].

The supervisor will ask to see your id and comply with your request and maybe initial the e-ticket. The supervisor's counter does not have any queue.... so go ahead.

It will buy you peace of mind at the very least.
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#5 Aug 25th, 2007, 17:30
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The request for "change of Boarding Point" need to be submitted atleast 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the Train from the station, which is intended to be specified as new Boarding Point.
However, no refunds for the untravelled portion of the journey.
The IRCTC does "not" offers the following service:
9. Change of boarding point on reserved tickets (Available for I-tickets only at Railway Reservation Offices with permission of Chief Reservation Supervisor of that office).
Please have a look at the following clause (**extracted from the Time Table):
"Under the Tatkal Scheme, ticket will be normally issued from the originating to the terminating station of the train. Any passenger wanting to book or board from any intermediate station will be issued these tickets from originating station to the destination of the train with the special permission to voard from an enroute station."
"However in certain trains, where exclusive tatkal quota has been earmarked from originating to intermediate/ intermediate station to destination station, the tickets shall be issued/ charged accordingly."
##My enquiries revealed that "Under E-Ticketing Boarding Point is NOT allowed including for Tatkal Tickets"
#6 Mar 30th, 2008, 12:26
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Change Of Board Point In Tatkal E-ticket

Hi guys,
I booked an e-ticket under Tatkal scheme in Puri-Ahmedabad Express.In which unfortunately i mentioned my boarding station PURI though my boarding station is Talcher. Will i lose my sheet if i board my train at Talcher whitch is the 5th station after Puri or is there any way to change the boarding point .Please advice. the confusion is due to Tatkal booking which will allow only end-to-end booking and need to be very careful with the boarding point.


#7 Dec 21st, 2008, 23:23
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New Facilities In E-Ticket

On and from 01-11-2008 the provision for specifying I/D proof at the time of booking an e-ticket has been dispensed with. The
accommodation booked is not transferable and is valid only if one of the passenger booked on an e-ticket in a transaction
presents any of the five identity cards(Voter identity card/Passport/ Pan card/Driving license/Photo I/d card of Central/State
Government)during train journey in original and same will be accepted as proof of identity failing which the passengers will be
treated as travelling without ticket and shall be dealt with as per extant Railway Rules.
2) Change of boarding station & change in name of E-Ticket passenger:-

• For getting these facilities, customer can now approach the nearest Railway Reservation Office with ‘Electronic
Reservation Slip’ print out and photo identity proof of one of the passanger traveling in the ticket at least 24 hours before
the scheduled departure of train as per extant Railway rules.

• Please note that reservation offices can change ‘Boarding Station’ & ‘Passenger Name’ against a request from
the passanger as per extant railway rules applicable to other face to face counter booked tickets .

• Facility in the name change of passenger holding confirmed e-reservation has been permitted as per extant Railway
rules noted as under:-

1. Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train to the nearest
Railway Reservation office. It can be transferred to an-other member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother,
Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife. He should bring the ‘Electronic Reservation Slip’ print out along with photo
identity card proof & a proof for blood relation desired to be changed .
2. Where the passenger is a Government Servant proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in
writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train.

• Such request will be granted once only.
#8 May 10th, 2010, 18:52
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Any changes in rules ?
#9 Dec 20th, 2010, 13:29
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I booked a e-ticket under Tatkal scheme from palakol to secendrabad. right now i need little change in passenger sir name. can i change the sir name letter v to k. Pls advice.
#10 Nov 30th, 2017, 16:18
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IRCTC Change of boarding point on tatkal ticket booked less that 24hr of trains depar


Can anyone suggest how do i change my boarding station less than 24hr of my trains departure, as it was online tatkal booking, i tried changing it online, but it says Change of boarding point can be done before 24 hr of trains departure, but logically i booked tatkal ticket at 11am and train departure from its origin is netx day morning 8am which is less than 24hr, now how to change boarding point...?
#11 Nov 30th, 2017, 16:23
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I don't think you will be able to change to the boarding now. If you are lucky then there are chances that the TTE will not be coming to check the tickets before you board the train. However one can never depend on that. So you will have to board the train from where it was booked.

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