Railways Extends Period Of Ticket Cancellation & Fare Refund For 4 Months Last Year

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Thursday extended the cancellation period of reserved train tickets booked at the ticket counters and refund of fare between March 21 and July 31 last year from six months to nine months.

In a statement, the Railway Ministry said the extension is applicable only for regular time table trains cancelled by the Railways. In case of ticket cancelled through 139 or through IRCTC website, the time limit for surrendering of such ticket for the above mentioned period across the counters is upto nine months from the date of journey.

It further said many passengers may have deposited the tickets at zonal railways through TDR or through general application after lapse of six months from the date of journey. In such cases, full refund of fare will also be allowed.

Earlier, the Railways issued comprehensive guidelines for cancellation of tickets and refund of fare due to COVID-19 pandemic. As per the guidelines, relaxation was given for submission of PRS counter tickets upto six months from the date of journey instead of three days.

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