Indian Railways has prolonged the time restrict past six months and as much as 9 months from the date of the journey for cancellation of passenger reservation system (PRS) counter tickets and for claiming refund of fare throughout reservation counters. Based on an announcement launched by the Railway Ministry, the time restrict is prolonged for the tickets between the journey interval – March 21, 2020 to July 31, 2020. The leisure has been given for the submission of PRS counter tickets as much as six months from the date of the journey. This leisure is relevant just for the common timetabled trains cancelled by Indian Railways. (Additionally Learn: All You Need To Know About Latest IRCTC Ticket-Booking Rules )
In case of these prepare tickets cancelled by way of 139 or by way of the official e-ticketing IRCTC web site, the time restrict for surrendering of such tickets for the above-mentioned journey interval, throughout reservation counter, is upto 9 months from the date of journey. After the lapse of six months from the date of the journey, many railway passengers could have deposited the tickets to the claims workplace of zonal railways by way of ticket deposit receipt (TDR) or by way of the overall utility together with authentic prepare tickets. The total refund of fare on such PRS counter tickets will even be allowed for such passengers.
Earlier, the rules for cancellation of tickets and refund of fare in view of the COVID-19 scenario have been issued. As per directions for trains cancelled by Indian Railways, the comfort has been given for submission of the PRS counter tickets upto six months from the date of journey, as an alternative of three days excluding the day to journey. In case the PRS counter tickets are cancelled by way of 139 or by way of the IRCTC web site, the refund throughout the counter will probably be supplied upto six months from the date of journey.
The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC) launched a brand new rule for prepare ticket reserving in November 2020. Seats at the moment are obtainable 5 minutes earlier than the prepare leaves the station, because the railway authorities restored the pre-COVID system of getting ready the second reservation chart half an hour earlier than the departure time of the prepare.