To check eticket status, www.irctc.co.in is the official website for IRCTC. The fullform of IRCTC Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. Here, we will be show you the process process of cancelling an e-ticket and the refund time taken by IRCTC for the respective ticket.
Process of cancelling, Refunding and also the time taken for refunding:
To cancel an e-ticket, you need to use the ‘cancel ticket’ option. This option you will find on IRCTC site once you are logged in. As far as your e-tickets are concerned, the process of refund is automatic. The money you have paid will automatically be credited to your bank account after deducting some of your money. If your e-ticket was not confirmed during the time of booking if it doesn’t get confirmed even after the chart has been prepared, the whole money you have will be refunded automatically to your account.
If you want to know how much amount will be deducted from your ticket than please read the following information,
From, 12th November 2015, if a fully confirmed ticket is cancelled 48 hours before the departure time of your train, the cancellation charges per passenger will be as follows –
- Rs.240 for First tier AC (1A) or Executive Class (EC),
- Rs.200 for Second tier AC (2A) or First Class (FC),
- Rs.180 for Third tier AC (3A) or AC Economy (3E)/ AC Chair car (CC),
- Rs.120 for Sleeper class (SL) and Rs.60 for Second sitting (2S).
If you are cancelling your ticket between 48 hours and 12 hours before depart time of your train, 25% of the total fare will be deducted. Whereas between 12 hours and 4 hours before the departure time of train 50% of the total fare is deducted. If you are cancelling the ticket less than 4 hours in train departure, then no refund will be given on cancellation of confirmed tickets. But in this case, you have to file TDR.
Time taken for refund to get credited in bank account
Generally if you cancel a train ticket today, it will usually take a day to ‘confirm’ the cancellation. Than the refund will be made. All this process generally takes between 2-4 days. But it takes more time for the money to reach the bank. Sometimes, the refund amount gets reflected in bank account in 6-8 days also. As per our experience, the process of refunding of IRCTC e-ticket may take between 4-10 days.