Need A Refund Against Train Ticket Cancellation? Here Are The Latest Rules
IRCTC, the ticketing arm of Indian Railways, allows refund on a booked train ticket under certain conditions. While IRCTC allows refund through online and offline modes in case of cancellation of a regular train ticket, no refund – or money back – is permitted in case of a confirmed Tatkal ticket. Tatkal tickets, introduced by the Railways in 1997, are meant for passengers who want to travel at a short notice. In the online mode, through its portal irctc.co.in, IRCTC enables train ticket holders – or passengers holding a regular train ticket, not Tatkal – to apply for a refund of money on ticket cancellations.
1. The Railways levies a clerk age fee of 30 per passenger for cancellation of unreserved, RAC (reservation against cancellation) and waitlisted train tickets under the unreserved (second class) category. For the tickets of the second class (reserved) and other classes, a fee of 60 per passenger is charged, according to Indian Railways’ website – Indianian.gov.in.