Indian Railways Cancels all Train Bookings till June 30th
IRCTC have announced that they have cancelled all previous booking for trains until June 30 in lieu of the Coronavirus Pandemic that has plagued the nation for the last couple of months. Passengers who booked a ticket from March 21 until June 30th will receive a full refund.
Special and Shramik trains are expected to continue ferrying stranded citizens All other train services ranging from Passenger Trains, mail/Express and even suburban trains are to remain shut until the 30th of June.
The Ministry of Railways issued revised guidelines on cancellation of the tickets, for journeys commencing from March 21
The statement said : Full refund of cancellation amount so deducted, on cancellation of already booked reserved tickets, for journey period starting from March 21, 2020.”
1) On the trains cancelled by the Indian Railways, the guideline states that refund across the counter can be taken on submission of ticket up to six months from date of journey (instead of 3 days excluding day of journey).
2) Tickets booked online will also be refunded. Refund of balance amount of cancellation charge so deducted shall be credited to the account of the passengers from which ticket was booked.
3) For trains not cancelled: In case the passenger does not want to travel, it would be treated as a special case and full refund for already booked reserved tickets, from both PSR counter generated and E-tickets, shall be given.
4) For those who booked their tickets from Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, they can file TDR (Ticket Deposit Receipt) within six months from the date of journey (earlier it was 3 days) at the station and submit the TDR form within next sixty days (earlier it was 10 days) to Chief Claims Officer/CCM Refund (subject to verification).