Indian Railways is one of the cheapest and most comfortable means of transport in the country. That’s why the number of trains is increasing. People book train tickets months in advance to get confirmed tickets.
But many times if you have to go somewhere in an emergency, you can’t get a confirmed ticket. In such a situation, today you will know whether passengers can travel in sleeper class by taking a general ticket? So let’s know about it.
The railway provides you with many facilities for travel. In such a situation, you can travel in sleeper by taking a general ticket. However, there are some terms and conditions. Actually, the validity of second class train ticket is under the Railway Act, 1989.
According to the rules, if the travel distance is 199 km or less, the validity of the ticket will be up to 3 hours. According to the Railway Act, if you have a second class ticket and do not have a place to put your feet in the general coach, then you will have to wait till the next train arrives, as this ticket is for a journey that is not reserved for a particular train.
However, if there is no other train option within the validity limit of the ticket, one can travel in sleeper class. However, you do not get the right to sit on any vacant seat. Under Section 138 of the Railways Act, in this situation, you have to first talk to the TTE as soon as you enter the train and give him complete information about the circumstances under which you have entered the sleeper class.
If a seat is vacant, the TTE can make your sleeper class ticket by taking the difference between the tickets of both the categories of travel and if there is no seat available, he can allow you to travel to the next station.
If you do not go out of sleeper class even after this, then you can continue the journey by paying a fine of Rs 250. At the same time, if you do not have 250 rupees, the TTE will make your challan, which you will have to submit to the court later.