Have you ever left your train ticket at home and realised only when train started and TTC / ticket checker asked you ? It so happened today that I went to drop my Aunt at the railway station and came back with her ticket which i took to verify with the chart that is put at the starting if the platform.
The TT in the train was gentle enough and said to my aunt that ask your relative i.e that’s me, to deposit the ticket with the CTI or the chief ticket inspector of the station from where you started and they will let me know at next major one, which he specified.
My aunt had her photo ID card along with her which made the TT believe that her case was genuine.
I rushed back to the station and met the CTI officer. He took the action immediately and asked me to fill in the details of the passenger with following details : Name,age,sex,PNR no, train no.
He then created a diary entry which he asked me to pass on to my aunt so she can update to the TT of the train. Then he called up the CTI of the Kharagpur station and passes the information to him. He also said that let the passenger go without any problem.
This type of case is called as LEFT BEHIND which the CTI mentioned during the call.
As soon as the next station arrive, the TT on the train got the information from the CTI of that station and issues another ticket to my aunt.
Lesson learned :
Carry an Photo ID card when you travel and keep a xerox / photocopy of the ticket.