With Indian Railways constantly trying to improve train travel experience for passengers, train e-ticket cancellation has now become hassle-free. E-ticket cancellation is the smartest way of cancelling your IRCTC e-tickets, as it can be done online from the comfort of your home.
Here are some regulations around cancellation and refunds:
- E-ticket cancellation is not allowed at railway booking counters. The cancellation can only be done online.
- If the e-ticket is cancelled within 48 hours and up to 12 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the train, Railways will deduct 25% of the base fare. Service and transaction charges for booking the e-ticket are non-refundable.
- If a confirmed e-ticket is cancelled less than 12 hours and up to 4 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the train, Railways will deduct 50% of the base fare. Service and transaction charges for booking the e-ticket are non-refundable.
- E-tickets cannot be cancelled after chart preparation. In such cases, you can file a TDR and claim your refund.
- If the confirmed e-ticket is not cancelled or TDR is not filed up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure, there would be no refund.
- In case of an RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) ticket, refund will not be processed if the e-ticket is not cancelled or TDR is not filed online up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
- IRCTC cancellation charges for waiting tickets: ForÂ wait-listedÂ e-ticket cancellation, there is no other deduction done apart from service and transaction charges.
Railway Ticket Cancellation Charges for Tatkal
- On tatkal ticket cancellation, no refund will be granted as per new rules. Exceptions are made in some cases where train is Â cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours at originating station.
- You can also call Paytm on their 24/7 helpline number +91 9555395553 for any queries or assistance regarding your refund or cancellation.
Please do ensure that you file your TDR on time. To know more about expected refund for TDR, click here.
Disclaimer: E-ticket cancellation rules are governed by Indian Railways. The rules or cancellation charges may vary depending on the train, class, quota, etc.