It is extremely cold these days in North India. Many areas including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, UP and Bihar are in the grip of dense fog. Traffic has been affected due to fog and cold wave. Trains passing through many cities including the national capital are facing delays these days. In such a situation, passengers are facing difficulties. Many people are even canceling their tickets due to the train being late. Do you know that if the train gets delayed due to fog or any other place and you cancel your confirmed ticket, then how will you get full refund? Some rules have been made by the Railways regarding this.
According to the Indian Railways website, if a train is late by 3 hours or more, full refund will be given on ticket cancellation. If you have purchased the ticket by paying cash from the ticket counter, then upon cancellation, your money will be refunded from there. To get full refund, TDR (Ticket Deposit Receipt) has to be filed before the actual departure of the train. For this you will have to go to the ticket counter and demand cancellation of the ticket. Keep in mind that if a train is late by 1 or 2 hours then you cannot claim a refund.
It is necessary to file TDR for refund
Nowadays people book a lot of tickets through IRCTC app or railway website. In such a situation, even if you want to get full refund by canceling the ticket, you will have to fill TDR first. After this the e-ticket refund process may take about 90 days. During this period, the entire amount will be refunded by the Railways to your account. It is known that since the Corona period, the Railways has refused to allow travel on waiting tickets. In such a situation, if you travel in sleeper or AC with a waiting ticket, you may be charged a fine. If the waiting ticket is not confirmed immediately, the ticket is cancelled. You get the refund within 3-4 days but the booking charge is deducted from it.