If a passenger’s first train gets delayed and the connecting train is on time, there are chances that the passenger would miss it. But, if the passenger has linked the PNR numbers of both trains while booking train ticket, he/she can get a refund for the second train they missed
Highlights Of Train Ticket:
- If you miss the connecting train because your first train gets delayed, you can ask for an easy refund
- To make your train journey comfortable, IRCTC has launched a host of new services this year
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a series of services to assist passengers.
One of them is linking PNR number for passengers taking connecting trains. IRCTC’s new PNR linking option is useful when sometimes there are no direct trains from one station to another and passenger has booked a ticket for connecting trains to reach their destination.
If a passenger’s first train gets delayed and the connecting train is on time, there are chances that the passenger would miss it. But, if the passenger has linked the PNR numbers of both trains while booking, he/she can get a refund for the second train they missed.
Here’s How To Do It:
1)While booking tickets from IRCTC’s official website, there is an option of “connecting journey booking” under the Trains menu.
2)Then, find a suitable train for the journey.
3)Passenger can check the accommodation available in the desired train on the train list page.
4)Click on the “Book Now” button and enter the connecting PNR number. To connect the two PNRs, the customer needs to input the eligible counter ticket or PNR booked with the same user ID.
5)The input PNR will be checked by IRCTC and if the PNR is eligible for connecting journey, the passenger details will be auto-populated, according to the IRCTC website.
IRCTC will send an OTP to the passenger’s mobile number to verify connecting journey.
It is to be noted that the time gap between the first and the second train is not more than five days.
Only tickets which are confirmed or partly confirmed are allowed for PNR linking. If there is a cancellation of any of the two tickets, the PNRs will automatically get de-linked. Details of passenger for both tickets should be the same. Changes cannot be made once the PNRs are linked.