New Delhi: Train ticket cancellation happens frequently during the festival and holiday period due to uncertain modifications in travelling plans, waitlisted tickets etc. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of train ticket cancellation up to the time when the charts are not prepared. E-tickets can be cancelled via the IRCTC website by paying a cancellation charge according to respective train classes.
According to IRCTC, the cancellation fee is charged per passenger and there won’t be any refund for the confirmed tatkal train tickets. Moreover, IRCTC doesn’t entertain any refund of fare on RAC e-tickets in case the ticket is not cancelled or TDR not filed online up to thirty minutes before the scheduled departure of the train.
IRCTC e-ticket cancellation charges 2019
IRCTC levies 25 per cent of the fare as the cancellation charge subject to a minimum amount fixed for every class if a confirmed ticket is cancelled within 48 hours and up to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. The ticket cancellation fee escalates to 50 per cent of the fare if a confirmed ticket is cancelled less than 12 hours and up to four hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
According to the latest guidelines, IRCTC levies a fee of Rs 240 for AC first class/executive class, Rs 200 for AC 2 tier/first class, Rs 180 for AC 3 tier/AC chair car/ AC 3 economy, Rs 120 for sleeper class and Rs 60/- for second class as the flat cancellation charge if a confirmed ticket is cancelled more than 48 hrs before the scheduled departure of the train. The chart preparation time is the time for the chart preparation from the train originating station or from the previous chart preparation station, IRCTC said.
IRCTC e-ticket cancellation after preparation of reservation charts
As per IRCTC, a user is not allowed to cancel e-tickets after preparation of reservation charts. However, passengers can use the online TDR filing process in ticket cancellation after preparation of charges and can track the status of a refund via tracking service provided by IRCTC. “No refund of fare shall be admissible on the tickets having confirmed reservation in case the ticket is not cancelled or TDR not filed online up to four hours before the scheduled departure of the train,” IRCTC said.