Railway train ticket cancellation, refund rules: sleeper, AC, RAC, waiting list

New Delhi, Oct 9: IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, the e-ticket service provider for Indian Railways, says e-tickets – or tickets booked online – can be cancelled online till chart preparation. E-ticket cancellations are not allowed at railway counters. For trains starting up to 12 noon, chart preparation is usually done the previous night, according to the IRCTC website – irctc.co.in. Cancellation would be confirmed online and the refund would be credited back to the account used for booking online tickets. If there is any partial cancellation of ticket, please ensure that a fresh e-reservation slip (electronic reservation slip) is printed separately as done for the original ticket, the IRCTC website adds. If a confirmed ticket is cancelled up to 48 hours before the scheduled departure of train, ticket cancellation charges will be deducted – R240 for AC First Class/Executive Class, R200 for AC 2 Tier/First Class, R180 for AC 3 Tier/AC Chair car/ AC 3 Economy, R120 for Sleeper Class and Rs.60 for Second Class. Cancellation charges are levied on a per passenger basis. (Agencies)