Indian Railways Ticket Cancellation
Indian Railways permits you to confirm the reservation, PNR status and seats availability online on the official website of Indian Railways Reservation Enquiry. If you are making certain modifications or looking forward to cancel the ticket, a good percentage ranges from 25 to 50% is being charged by the Indian Railways. For cancellation and refunds after the train’s departure, it is necessary for a person to bring along the ticket to the booking outlet. Tickets purchased online are difficult to be cancelled, except for the E-tickets. They are required to present to the booking outlet. Cancellation of I-Tickets can be done under following circumstances.
Cancellation of I-Ticket before train’s departure
You can cancel the I-ticket simply by reaching the computerized reservation outlet all over India and can obtain a cancelled ticket. In this case there will be no refund of cash. Bank charges which are being enforced by the Banks or Payment gateways are not subjected to refund the money in the procedure of canceling the tickets. Also, the service charges are not refundable. Refund of money is possible after deducting the cancellation charges, which is as follows:
• If reservation against cancellation is cancelled by the passenger then around Rs. 20 shall be withheld. • If you have cancelled a ticket in access of 24 hours before the train’s departure, then a sum of Rs 70 will be deducted for AC first class passenger, for 2-Tier and 3-Tier AC Rs. 60 shall be withheld.
Cancellation of I-ticket after Train’s Departure
The cancellation charges would be 50 per cent deduction of the ticket cost in the following cases:
• I-tickets can be cancelled within the four hours before the train’s departure. • Can be cancelled within a time period of 3 hours after the actual departure.
You can also claim for reimbursement to the address mentioned below attaching the Ticket Deposit Receipt. The address is as follows:
General Manager/Operations, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation, 9th Floor, Bank of Baroda Building, 16 Parliament Street, New Delhi - 110 001
It is then in the hands of IRCTC to process your refund claim by way of Railway Administration. The refund shall be added to the account of the passenger.
Cancellation of I-Ticket in the case of Cancelled train
I-Ticket can be easily cancelled up to 72 hours after the planned departure of the train at every computerized reservation outlet.