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Indian Railways Rules Train Ticket Cancellation Charges

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Who does not want to travel by train, but the biggest problem is not getting a confirmed ticket. It is still easy to get tickets for other states, but if you have to go to states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal from Delhi, then it is very difficult to get tickets and especially during the time of festivals, there is a lot of problem. So it would be better if you book tickets in advance to go home on festivals. Although many times it happens that people take tickets and keep them, but due to some reason they are not able to travel at that time. In such a situation it is better to cancel the ticket. If you are also canceling the ticket, then it is very important to know some rules of the railway, otherwise you may suffer more loss.

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Actually, railways deducts different charges on cancellation of tickets for different classes. This charge also depends on how long before the departure of the train you cancel your ticket. Suppose your ticket is of sleeper class and waiting or RAC then you can cancel the ticket up to 30 minutes before the departure of train. For this, a charge of Rs 60 will be deducted from the railways on the ticket.

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If you cancel your confirmed ticket 48 hours before the departure of the train, then the charge for different classes is such that Rs 240 on AC first class ticket, Rs 200 for AC two tier and Rs 200 for AC three tier, A charge of Rs 180 is deducted on AC chair car ticket. At the same time, this charge is Rs 120 on sleeper class ticket and Rs 60 for second class ticket.

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If you cancel your confirmed ticket 12 hours before the departure of the train, then 25 percent of the cost of the ticket is deducted by the railways. At the same time, if you have canceled the ticket within 12 to four hours of the running of the train, then 50 percent of the ticket price is deducted on it.

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Railway rules say that you do not get a single paisa refund on cancellation of Tatkal tickets. At the same time, if the train is canceled in a flood-like situation, then you can get full refund of the ticket money. For this, you have to cancel the ticket within three days from the journey.

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