New Delhi: With regard to the cancellation of train tickets, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) charges cancellation fees. According to IRCTC, the train tickets can be cancelled only through the IRCTC website, www.irctc.co.in, till the preparation of train chart, no cancellations are allowed at face to face IRCTC counters. To cancel the train tickets, an individual has to click on ‘booked tickets’ section on the IRCTC website and select the ticket which is to be cancelled.
As per IRCTC, the cancellation of IRCTC train tickets would be confirmed online and the refund would be credited back to the account of the passenger/customer which is used for booking the train tickets as for normal internet tickets. If there is any partial cancellation of IRCTC train ticket, a passenger must ensure that a fresh e-reservation slip (Electronic Reservation Slip) is printed separately as done for the original train ticket, IRCTC said.
To cancel a confirmed train ticket before more than 48 hours ahead of the scheduled departure of the train, IRCTC charges flat cancellation fees. All the cancellation charges mentioned below are applicable per passenger if the train tickets are being cancelled within 48 hours ahead and at least up to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
IRCTC train ticket cancellation charges
For AC First Class/Executive Class: Rs 240
For AC 2 Tier/First Class: Rs 200
For AC 3 Tier/AC Chair Car/AC 3 Economy: Rs 180
For Sleeper Class: Rs 120
For Second Class: Rs 60
IRCTC charges 25 per cent of the train ticket fare subject to the minimum flat rates mentioned in the above on cancellation of the train ticket. A 50 per cent of the train ticket fare is paid as the minimum cancellation charges if the train ticket is being cancelled before less than 12 hours and up to four hours before the scheduled departure of the train up to chart preparation whichever is earlier. IRCTC e-tickets cannot be cancelled after preparation of train chart and IRCTC don’t entertain any refund or cancellation of train tickets on cancellation of confirmed tatkal train tickets.