Rules for train ticket refunds: Here is the amount that is taken off when a ticket is cancelled.

Rules for train ticket refunds

If you change your mind about a “confirmed,” “RAC,” or “waiting” train ticket, Indian Railways deduct a certain fee. The amount of the deduction varies according on when the ticket is cancelled.

Additionally, the cancellation fees charged by Indian Railways depend on the “category” of the ticket (for example, first class, second class, or AC-chair car).

You should be aware of the following Indian Railways ticket cancellation refund policies:

  1. In the event that tickets are cancelled (more than 48 hours advance of the scheduled departure of a train)
  • For AC First/Executive class travellers, there are fixed cancellation fees of $240.
  • ₹200 for AC 2-Tier/ first class
  • ₹180 for the 3-Tier/AC-3 Economy & AC Chair Car
  • ₹60 for Second class
  1. If a customer cancels a confirmed ticket up to 12 hours and less than 48 hours before to the train’s planned departure – In this situation, cancellation fees will be assessed at 25% of the entire fare (subject to a minimum flat cancellation charge).
  2. 50% of the total amount paid will be charged for cancelled confirmed tickets less than 12 hours and up to 4 hours prior to the train’s scheduled departure, subject to a minimum flat cancellation fee for each class.
  3. RAC/waitlisted tickets may be cancelled if they are presented for cancellation up to 30 minutes prior to the train’s planned departure time (irrespective of the distance)

In this scenario, the clerkage fee per person will be subtracted from the full refund before it is issued.

Indian Railways said earlier this month that its expected passenger revenue for the first nine months of the fiscal year 2022–23 increased to 48,913 crore, an increase of 71% over 28,569 crore realised during the same time the previous year.

From 1 April to 31 December 2022, there were roughly 59.61 crore passengers booked in the reserved passenger sector, up from 56.05 crore during the same time last year, a 6% increase.

From 1 April to 31 December 2022, there are expected to be 40,197 lakh passengers booked in the unreserved passenger category, a 137% increase over the 16,968 lakh passengers booked during the same period in 2017.


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