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IRCTC Cancellation Rules & Refund Policy 2019: Here’s The New Policy!

Written by Naman Dhyani

IRCTC Cancellation Rules & Refund Policy 2019: In recent days, due to the unstoppable rains, the commuters faced many problems who travel from trains for long distances or else on a daily basis as trains had to be canceled in several areas.  The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) seeing the concern has come up with the changed rules of cancellation and refunds of tickets of trains, keeping in mind that if such trouble arises again.

Charges for Cancellation of e-tickets by IRCTC

This is the list of charges for cancellation of e-tickets by IRCTC before the preparation of reservation charts: 

If you cancel the tickets in advance of more than forty-eight hours of the scheduled departure of the train, the passenger is then going to be asked to stand these charges:

  • Rs 240 deduction for the cancellation of first AC/executive class tickets
  • Rs 200 deduction for the cancellation of 2 AC/first-class tickets
  • Rs 180 deduction for the cancellation of 3 AC/ AC chair car/ 3 AC economy class tickets
  • Rs 120 deduction for the cancellation of sleeper class tickets
  • Rs 60 deduction for the cancellation of second class tickets

Cancellation within 48 to 12 hours

The cancellation of reserved train tickets within 48 to 12 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train, then 25 percent of the booking amount will be deducted.

IRCTC Cancellation Rules & Refund Policy 2019: Here's The New Policy!

Cancellation within 12 to 4 hours

If the cancellation of reserved train tickets is done within 12 to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, then 50 percent of the booking amount is going to be deducted.

Cancellation For Tatkal Tickets Booked as e-Tickets

If the train tickets which are booked under the tatkal quota is requested for cancellation then no refund will be granted by Indian Railways. But, on the other hand, if in any case, the train is late by three or more hours, then the passengers are liable to claim for the refund by filing the TDR (Ticket Deposit Receipt).

Note: E-tickets booked through IRCTC’s website, can only be canceled through the online facility and not by any other means up till the chart preparation of the train. As per to the extant Railway Refund Rules, the refund is going to be settled by PRSA system. 

Cancellation of e-Tickets

Cancellation of e-Tickets after the preparation of Reservation charts:

A normal user’s

The e-ticket of a normal user cannot be canceled after the chart is prepared. But in the case to track the status of the refund of the ticket, such users are required to use Ticket Deposit Receipt (TDR) filing. The rules of filing TDR are as follows:

Up to four hours in advance of the departure of the train, if the ticket is not canceled or the TDR is not filed online then your money is not going to not be refunded.

Up to thirty minutes before the departure of the train, if you don’t cancel your RAC e-ticket or file the TDR then your money is not going to be refunded.

If a party e-ticket or a family e-ticket has been booked for more than one passenger, then a full refund and less clerk age is permitted for the confirmed passengers and not of those passengers who are on RAC or waiting list, up until 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train.

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