Knowledge: If the train ticket is updated from 3rd AC to 2nd AC, will have to pay extra money? Know this rule of auto update – If the train ticket is updated from 3rd AC to 2nd AC then additional money has to be paid

by Ana Lopez

After a long study, the Railways found that there was a huge gap between demand and supply of popular trains. To accomplish this, the Railways has launched an Auto Upgradation Scheme.

Knowledge: If the train ticket is updated from 3rd AC to 2nd AC, will have to pay extra money?  Know this rule of auto update

Will I have to pay extra money if train ticket is updated?

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People who the trainIt is important for them to know about this scheme if they are traveling in Railways have a scheme called Auto Upgradation. Under which passengers are upgraded one class above their class.

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This means that if a passenger has booked a sleeper class ticket, he is upgraded to 3AC for free. Similarly, if one has taken 3AC ticket, he is upgraded to 2AC and 2AC ticket is upgraded to 1st AC. Let’s know the rules of this scheme…

This is how the railways discovered this scheme

After a long study, the Railways found that there was a huge gap between demand and supply of popular trains. On the one hand, there is a shortage of seats in the sleeper class, on the other hand, the seats in the AC class are falling vacant. However, in AC class there is a lot of demand for berths in 3AC, but not so much in 2AC and 1AC. After this Auto Upgradation Scheme has been introduced.

On what basis is the upgrade done?

Under this scheme, waitlisted passengers of 3AC are upgraded to 2AC. Similarly, passengers of 2AC are upgraded to fill the vacant seats of 1st AC. Passengers are given an upgrade option while booking tickets. If no option is given, it is assumed to be yes. Under upgradation, passengers are upgraded to only one class.

How much will be charged to cancel?

The original PNR remains the same after the upgrade. Passenger can make any inquiry based on original PNR. If a passenger cancels his/her ticket after being upgraded, only the original class will be charged the cancellation charge and the upgraded class will not be charged.

Which passengers and trains are upgraded?

This upgradation scheme of railways is not available in trains which have only seating arrangement. For example, this system is not applicable in second class seats or chair cars, AC chair cars and executive class. Apart from this, passengers traveling on concession or pass cannot avail this facility. As per the scheme, only wait listed passengers are given confirmed seats. If a train has no waiting list, no upgradation takes place.

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