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How much amount deducted for cancellation of train ticket?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Deshpande66, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Deshpande66

    Deshpande66 New Member

    I have a train ticket booked for the 5th November, and I do not need to travel anymore and therefore don't need the ticket. I want to know how much amount deducted is for cancellation of the train ticket. The date is not too far away so. I do hope that not much is deducted.
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

    The cancellation charges levied for different types of tickets are also different. So if you have a confirmed ticket, the charges for cancelling it differs from a RAC or waitlisted ticket. Also, the time that you're cancelling the ticket is also very important, the closer to the scheduled departure of the train that you cancel it, the higher would be the levied charges. However, whether you booked online or through a counter, the cancellation charges are the same.

    1. Waitlisted Tickets or RAC Tickets + Waitlisted Tatkal Tickets

    Cancellation Charges for Waitlisted or RAC Tickets (Including Waitlisted Tatkal)

    ClassMinimum Clerk ChargeCancellation of 48 Hours Before DepartureCancellation of 48 to 12 Hours Before DepartureCancellation of 12 to 4 Hours (Up to 30 Minutes) Before Departure
    1st ACRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    2nd ACRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    3rd ACRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    SLRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    2nd Class (Reserved)Rs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    2nd Class (Unreserved)Rs. 30Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    For the waitlisted ticket, RAC ticket or waitlisted tatkal ticket, these are the levied charges. As you can see, depending on the class of ticket, the minimum clerk charges differ. While the unreserved second class ticket has a minimum clerk charge of Rs. 30, all the other classes have a minimum clerk charge of Rs. 60. It doesn't matter when you cancel the ticket too, whether it's 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train or 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, the charges remain the minimum clerk charge. But if you cancel your ticket after 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train, there would be no refund given to you anymore.

    Service Charges & Service Taxes for Waitlisted or RAC Tickets (Including Waitlisted Tatkal)

    ClassService ChargeService Tax
    1st ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    2nd ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    3rd ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    SLRs. 20Rs. 3
    2nd Class (Reserved)Rs. 20Rs. 3
    2nd Class (Unreserved)Rs. 20Rs. 3
    In addition, there are also service taxes and service charges levied upon the passenger who cancels a ticket. You would need to add these charges into the minimum charges mentioned in the previous table. So for example, for a waitlisted Sleeper (SL) class of ticket, this would the total charges incurred:
    • Waitlisted SL Ticket - Minimum Clerk Charge (Rs. 60) + Service Charge (Rs. 20) + Service Tax (Rs. 3) = Total (Rs. 83)
    Adding all these charges up, you would get a total deduction of Rs. 83. If the ticket price is 650, you deduct the Rs. 83 to it, so the amount that would be refunded to you would be Rs. 567.

    2. Confirmed Tickets

    Cancellation Charges for Confirmed Tickets


    ClassMinimum Clerk ChargeCancellation of 48 Hours Before DepartureCancellation of 48 to 12 Hours Before DepartureCancellation of 12 to 4 Hours Before Departure
    1st ACRs. 240Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge + 25% DeductionMinimum Clerk Charge + 50% Deduction
    2nd ACRs. 200Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge + 25% DeductionMinimum Clerk Charge + 50% Deduction
    3rd ACRs. 180Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge + 25% DeductionMinimum Clerk Charge + 50% Deduction
    SLRs. 120Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge + 25% DeductionMinimum Clerk Charge + 50% Deduction
    2nd Class (Reserved)Rs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge + 25% DeductionMinimum Clerk Charge + 50% Deduction
    2nd Class (Unreserved) Rs. 30Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge + 25% DeductionMinimum Clerk Charge + 50% Deduction
    For a confirmed ticket, these are the levied cancellation charges. As you can see, it is important that you cancel your ticket at least 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. Beyond that, no refund would be given anymore even if you cancel your ticket. If you cancel your confirmed ticket 48 hours and above before the scheduled departure of the train, you would be charged just the minimum clerk charge. If you can cancel your confirmed ticket, 48 hours to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, there's an additional 25% deducted in addition to the minimum clerk charge. And if you cancel your confirmed ticket 12 hours to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, you would subjected upon a 50% deduction plus the minimum clerk charge.

    Service Charges & Service Taxes for Confirmed Tickets

    ClassService ChargeService Tax
    1st ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    2nd ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    3rd ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    SLRs. 40Rs. 6
    2nd Class (Reserved)Rs. 20Rs. 3
    2nd Class (Unreserved)Rs. 20Rs. 3
    There are also service charges and service taxes that are incurred when cancelling a confirmed ticket. You would also need to add these charges into the above mentioned minimum clerk charges plus the percent deducted depending on how late or how early you cancel your ticket. So for example, a First AC (1AC) class of ticket, these would the charges incurred, if you cancel it 48 hours to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train:
    • Confirmed 1AC Ticket - Minimum Clerk Charge (Rs. 240) + 25% Deduction of Fare (25% of Rs. 1,000 = Rs. 250) + Service Charge (Rs. 40) + Service Tax (Rs. 6) = Total (Rs. 536)
    So for example, the ticket price is 1,000, you can deduct the total levied charges to this so your refund would be Rs. 464.

    3. Confirmed Tatkal Tickets

    For confirmed tatkal tickets, no refund would be given regardless of the time you cancel it. But it's still best to cancel your ticket so the seat can open up for waitlisted passengers.

    4. Partially Confirmed Tickets

    Cancellation Charges for Partially Confirmed Tickets

    ClassMinimum Clerk ChargeCancellation of 48 Hours Before DepartureCancellation of 48 to 12 Hours Before DepartureCancellation of 12 to 4 Hours (Up to 30 Minutes) Before Departure
    1st ACRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    2nd ACRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    3rd ACRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    SLRs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    2nd Class (Reserved)Rs. 60Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    2nd Class (Unreserved)Rs. 30Minimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk ChargeMinimum Clerk Charge
    For partially confirmed tickets, where some passengers are confirmed, while others are not, you can cancel them up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train. You would be subjected to the minimum clerk charge only, regardless of the time you cancel it.

    Service Charges & Service Taxes for Partially Confirmed Tickets

    ClassService ChargeService Tax
    1st ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    2nd ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    3rd ACRs. 40Rs. 6
    SLRs. 20Rs. 3
    2nd Class (Reserved)Rs. 20Rs. 3
    2nd Class (Unreserved)Rs. 20Rs. 3
    Service charges and service taxes still apply though. So in addition to the minimum clerk charge, you need to add the service charge and service tax. For example, you have a 3rd AC class of ticket:
    • Partially Confirmed 3AC Ticket - Minimum Clerk Charge (Rs. 60) + Service Charge (Rs. 40) + Service Tax (Rs. 6) = Total (Rs. 106)
    If the ticket costs Rs. 500, you deduct these charges into it, giving you a refund of Rs. 394.

    I hope this helps you!:)
     

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