When it comes to traveling in India, the Indian Railways is the most sorted options one can think of. Indian Railways is known to be the lifeline of the nation with a majority of passengers using it as a daily mode for commuting. However if you are not an avid user of Indian Railways you may find it a bit difficult to cope up with the rules and regulations of the Indian Railways. Indian Railways has a number of rules and processes for how to cancel train ticket and also for getting the refund. In this story we will be briefing our readers about train ticket cancellation process, how to cancel train ticket booked at counter and also about the IRCTC ticket cancellation refund time. The rules and the procedure as to how to cancel counter ticket may vary for online and offline method though the IRCTC train ticket cancellation refund time and rules remain the same in both the cases. We have detailed the train ticket cancellation process for you below, meanwhile you can also get to know about How To Book Train Tickets Online.
If you are wondering as to how to cancel train ticket booked online, let us tell you that the tickets booked online can be cancelled only through online process. Here is a detailed step by step guidelines for how to cancel train ticket booked online:
If you are looking out for ways to cancel train ticket booked at the counter, we have some good news for you; now you can easily cancel counter ticket online as well as offline. Here is how to cancel train ticket booked at counter.
Once you have got to know how to cancel train ticket, you might now be wondering about the cancellation rules and the refund amount that you will be getting on cancellation of your ticket. So we will now look at how to cancel counter tickets in details as well.
|Train Cancellation Time||IRCTC Train Cancellation Charges|
|Upto 48Hours Before the Scheduled Departure||• Rs.240 for AC First Class and Executive Class • Rs.200 for AC 2 Tier • Rs.180 for AC 3 Tier/AC Chair Car • Rs.120 for Sleeper Class • Rs.60 for Second Class|
|Cancellation Within 48 Hours and Upto 12 Hours Before the Scheduled Departure||• 25% of the ticket fare will be deducted subject to minimum flat rate mentioned above|
|Cancellation between 12 hours and up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure||• 50% of the ticket fare will be deducted subject to the minimum flat rate mentioned above|
Any confirmed ticket cancelled after this period shall not stand liable for any sort of refund from the IRCTC authorities. However, the customers of IRCTC have an option to file a TDR if the train is running late by more than 3 hours or the user has some exceptional claims to make. The holder of the waiting ticket will be given full refund if the ticket is cancelled half an hour prior to the departure of the train. Rules to book and cancel tatkal tickets may vary from the general rules.