what is Railway Reservation Cancellation

Confirmed Railways eticket reservation can be cancelled online. Indian Railways have set up rules of cancellation which are as below:

1. 24 hours prior to the time of departure: If the ticket is cancelled 24 hours prior to departure, there are no cancellation charges. However, service charges and transaction charges for booking the ticket is not refundable

2. Less than 24 hours and up to 4 hour: if the confirmed rail eticket is cancelled in this time duration, railways deduct 25% of base fare. However, service charges and transaction charges for booking the ticket is not refundable

3. Less than 4 hours and up to departure time: if the confirmed rail eticket is cancelled in this time duration, railways deduct 50% of base fare. However, service charges and transaction charges for booking the ticket is not refundable
Cancellation Charges and Refund Rules

Cancellation charges for unused reserved tickets according to time frame are as follows:

More than 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train
» Rs. 70/- for air-conditioned First class / Executive class
» Rs. 60/- for air-conditioned 2 Tier sleeper class / air-conditioned 3 Tier sleeper class / First class/ air- conditioned chair car
» Rs. 40/- for sleeper class and Rs. 20/- for second class
Within 24 hours and up to four hours before the scheduled departure of the train
» Cancellation charges shall be 25% of the fare subject to the minimum flat rate as mentioned above.
Within four hours before the scheduled departure of the train and after the departure of the train
» Cancellation charges shall be 50% of the fare subject to the minimum, but there is a fixed time frame rule according to the distance of destination station :-
(a) Three hours for destination station up to 200 km
(b) Six hours, for a destination station of more than 200 km up to 500 km
(c) Twelve hours, for a destination station of more than 500 km
(d) No refunds after the expiry of the period mentioned above

 

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